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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lecture: "Governing the Urban Revolution: Lessons from Santiago"

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Location: Hesburgh Center C103

 A lecture by Claudio Orrego, International Urban Consultant and Former Governor of Santiago. Cosponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

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Presentation: "A Community Health Care Model in Pursuit of the Common Good"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Join us for a presentation by Dr. James Gingerich as he discusses a community-based health care model used at the Maple City Health Care Center in Goshen, Indiana where they offer affordable health care to build community across cultures. Discussion will follow. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns…

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Lecture: "Transnationalizing Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: The Kurdish Diaspora's Role in Peace and Truth-Seeking Efforts in Turkey"

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Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Bahar Baser Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow The growing literature on diasporas’ involvement in homeland conflicts shows that new global diasporas have the power to influence political, social, and economic developments in their country of origin and residence. Although research in these areas is growing, there is still much to discover about what roles diasporas play under which circumstances in conflict resolution and transitional justice mechanisms. Dr. Baser’s research seeks to fill this gap by first reviewing the existing literature on diaspora engagement and then examining the Kurdish Diaspora as a case study meant to demonstrate the complexities and challenges of integrating diaspora narratives into a peace, reconciliation, and transitional justice framework. Between 2009 and 2015, Turkey underwent a “peace process” where Turkish authorities negotiated with the PKK…

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Lecture: "Risky Business: Nuclear Dangers in Conventional Wars"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Reading material to be provided. Caitlin Talmadge is an associate professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she serves on the core faculty of the Security Studies Program. She is also non-resident senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, military effectiveness, defense policy, deterrence and escalation, and Persian Gulf security issues. Her most recent book is ​"The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes" (Cornell University Press, 2015). She is currently writing a book on nuclear escalation in conventional wars. Previously, she was a professor at George Washington University, where she was also a member of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies.…

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