Events

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lecture: "Popular Politics in the Imperial Perspective: Political Reform, Provincial Unrest, and the Origins of Imperial Crisis"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Rachelbanke

Rachel Banke, postdoctoral fellow in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame, will discuss how an imperial perspective contributes to our understanding of local popular politics in provincial British societies, drawing links between American and Irish politics of the 1760s and 1770s.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lecture: "Slicing the Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade"

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Location: Room C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Andres Rodriguez Clare

Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, the Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, will address new methods to quantify the net gains from trade for any country, distinguishing inequality-adjusted welfare changes from inequality-unadjusted welfare changes. The model is used to estimate these different effects for the United States for the case of China’s entrance to the world trade organization (the “China shock”) and for the (theoretical) case of a movement to complete autarky.…

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Lecture: "Economic cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the US Midwest"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

A talk by Donghan Yang, Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago on economic cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Midwest. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Originally published at asia.nd.edu

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Pizza, Pop & Politics: The #MeToo Moment

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

The #MeToo Moment: Its Legal Framework and Political Implications

Join ND Votes for a conversation with Professor Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law and director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Professor Geoff Layman

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lecture: "US Foreign Policy in Latin America in the Trump Era"

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

Michael Shifter

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, will give a talk on U.S.-Latin American relations under Donald Trump.

Reception to follow.

In early February Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on a wide-ranging Latin American trip, visiting Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Jamaica. The tour was the Trump administration’s most significant Latin American foray to date. The reaction was mixed. Some praised his efforts to rally support for sanctions against Venezuela in response to the political and economic crisis there and noted his conciliatory tone as a much-needed contrast to President Trump’s frequently aggressive rhetoric.  Others, however, argued that his trip was of little significance and criticized his patronizing tone in warning against increasing Chinese influence in the region. In either case, it is difficult to deny that Rex Tillerson’s Latin America first real engagement with the region — marked by a surprising revival of the long obsolete and often-criticized Monroe Doctrine — came up against a harsh reality of sharply diminished US influence in the Americas.…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Work in Progress: "Eroding Regimes: What, Where, and When?"

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Michael Coppedge

Michael Coppedge 
Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame
Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

The political world lately seems to be filled with unexpected erosions of democracy. What is the most useful way to describe these phenomena? Do they all belong to a common syndrome? Certainly there are different degrees of erosion, but are there also different types? How common are such erosions in the world today? Is this a new phenomenon, or are there close parallels with events in the past? If we detect early warning signs of erosion, how concerned should we be that it will continue and culminate in the breakdown of democracy? This paper argues that there are two distinct erosion paths. First, there is a classic path of growing repression of speech, media, assembly, and civil liberties, combined with deteriorating political discourse. The second path involves the concentration of power in the executive at the expense of the courts and the legislature, similar to what Guillermo O’Donnell called “delegative democracy,” which entails the erosion of horizontal accountability. Venezuela emerges as the most extreme and most fully articulated instance of erosion along this second path.…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Conference: "Changing Histories of the State"

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

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This conference brings together historians of the U.S. and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. “Changing Histories of the State” is sponsored by the Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Conference: "Changing Histories of the State"

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

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This conference brings together historians of the U.S. and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. “Changing Histories of the State” is sponsored by the Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Conference: "Changing Histories of the State"

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

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This conference brings together historians of the U.S. and Europe, from the 17th to 19th centuries, in a comparative conversation on ‘the state of The State’ in our respective historiographies. “Changing Histories of the State” is sponsored by the Notre Dame Department of History with the support of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. More information may be found on the conference website

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Lecture: "Maria Edgeworth, Realism, and the Institution of the Nineteenth-Century Novel"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Marymullen

Mary Mullen is an assistant professor of English and member of the Irish Studies faculty at Villanova University. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Novel Institutions: Realism, Anachronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, which rethinks British realism through an attention to the nineteenth-century Irish novel.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

(part of a series)

Location: McKenna Hall - Rooms 100-104

The Gender and Women’s Studies communities of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Indiana University South Bend will host the 3rd biennial Midwestern Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies April 27–28, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame.

We are eagerly looking forward to two days of conversation and collaboration focused on gender! The conference will consist of a series of individual panels comprised of 3–4 papers each. A faculty committee will select papers from among the submitted proposals and constitute the panels.…

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