Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pizza, Pop & Politics: The #MeToo Moment


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?"


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, 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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