Events

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Prayer Room Dedication at Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Location: Jenkins Nanovic Halls

All are welcome. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection.
A. Rashied Omar, research professor of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, Tzvi Novick, associate professor and Abrams Chair of Jewish Thought and Culture, and Maxwell Johnson, professor of liturgical studies, will lead Muslim, Jewish, and Christian prayers of thanksgiving. A reception will follow in the atrium just outside the prayer room.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lecture: "Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy"

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Location: Room C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Jodok Troy

Jodok Troy, a 2016–18 Visiting Scholar at the Europe Center, Stanford University, will explore and evaluate Pope Francis’ vision of international politics and diplomacy through examples from the papal human rights discourse and Holy See diplomacy.…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kamikiri: Papercutting Performance

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Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Auditorium

Niraku2 Chinese Papercutting

A famous Japanese kamikiri performance artist, Hayashiya Niraku, will visit Notre Dame on Wednesday, February 21. This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

Kamikiri, which literally means “paper cutting,” is a traditional Japanese art that involves making delicate cut-out on a single sheet of paper. Niraku combines this art form with his performance skills to tell stories with the images he creates. He also takes requests from the audience, transforming their ideas into paper cut-outs right before their eyes, and giving them unique souvenirs of the experience. As an artist, he must maintain a breadth of knowledge about current topics, and use his imagination and paper-cutting skills to transform the paper into anything the audience desires. …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Work in Progress: "The Scope of Development Studies in Its Interaction with Religion: Multidisciplinary Crossings and Boundaries"

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Severine Deneulin

Séverine Deneulin (DPhil, University of Oxford)
2017-2018 Kellogg Visiting Fellow
Associate Professor of International Development at the University of Bath

Over the last fifteen years, the area of “religion and development” has significantly expanded, raising the question of whether theology is a new discipline that should be included in development studies. Some argue that those working in the field of international development should acquire greater religious literacy so as to dialogue with believers and challenge practices and interpretations of texts when these are an obstacle to development goals. The counter-argument is that development studies risks being an all-embracing field of the totality of human life, thus losing its specificity and over-treading its boundaries as a social field of analysis. The paper discusses the scope of development studies as a multi-disciplinary and emancipatory field of study when people’s religious beliefs and practices are taken into account in development research and practice.…

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Lecture: "On ‘Bad’ Chinese Food: Reflections on Sweet-and-Sour Pork and its Americanized Ilk"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Sweet-and-sour pork: the signature dish of contemporary American Chinese food. Sold in cheap diners, strip mall buffets, and P.F. Chang’s, this dish is a staple of contemporary American life. But critics charge that this dish is bad, epitomizing everything that is wrong with American Chinese food. Greasy, sweet, and MSG

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Lecture: "The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?"

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Location: Room C103

Francisco Goldman

Author Francisco Goldman will discuss his 2007 nonfiction book, “The Art of Political Murder,” about the 1998 killing of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Gerardi just two days after he released an extensive, church-sponsored report that implicated the army in many of the 250,000 civilian deaths during the country’s 36-year civil war.…

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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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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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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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