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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Lecture: "The Unintended Consequences of Peace: Peaceful Borders and Illicit Transnational Flows"

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Location: Hesburgh Center Room C103

This talk is based on the recent book of the same name by Arie Kacowicz and co-authors. Scholars of international relations generally consider that under conditions of violent conflict and war, smuggling and trans-border crime are likely to thrive. In contrast, the book contends that in fact it is globalization and peaceful borders that have enabled transnational illicit flows conducted by violent non-state actors, including transnational criminal organizations, drug trafficking organizations, and terrorist cells, who exploit the looseness and demilitarization of borderlands.

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Lecture: Women In International Security - Carmen Medina

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Carmen Medina, a retired Senior Federal Executive with 32 years’ experience in the Intelligence Community, is a recognized national and international expert on intelligence analysis, strategic thinking, diversity of thought, and innovation and intrapreneurs in the public sector. She is the co-author of the book: Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within and of the landmark Deloitte University Press paper on Diversity’s New Fronter: Diversity of Thought and the Future of the Workplace.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Research Access and Mentoring Program (RAMP) deadline

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The foundational goal of this program is to remove barriers that have historically hindered many underserved students--including students of color, first-generation students, and those from families with low incomes--from participating in research or creative projects. By participating in the program, undergraduate students will be able to discover the nature and impact of research projects conducted in the liberal arts and explore potential research-oriented career paths and opportunities

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Signs of the Times: Justice Hope Through Our Lens

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

The Signs of the Times series at the Center for Social Concerns connects campus to community experts around justice topics. The theme for the 2022–23 series is Leadership in Justice and Hope.

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Lunch Lecture: "Decolonizing Scholarship in Philosophy"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The Nanovic Institute is pleased to announce our spring 2023 lecture series, Decolonizing Scholarship. This series will feature scholars from various academic disciplines at the top of their fields engaging issues in disciplines including Philosophy, Theology, French and Francophone Studies, and Ethnic Studies. 

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Lecture: Research from Jesse Crosson

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Jesse Crosson’s research agenda is motivated by a long-standing interest in why public policy changes when it does, and why it often fails to do so—even when many elites and citizens appear unsatisfied with the status quo. His work examines the institutional underpinnings of policy change and gridlock, with a particular interest in how legislative parties and electoral competition, interest group activity, and legislative professionalism influence how, when, and why public policy changes.

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Unlocked Lecture: "Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Halfway Home is a portrait of the many ways mass incarceration reaches into American life, sustaining structural racism and redrawing the boundaries of our democracy. Drawing from fifteen years of research, over 250 in-depth interviews with citizens whose lives have been touched by the criminal justice system, and his own experience as the son and brother of incarcerated Black men, Miller shows how the American carceral system was not created to rehabilitate. Instead he reveals how its design keeps classes of Americans impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised long after they’ve paid their debt to society.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Deadline: Spring Break Nanovic Grants

Location: Online Application

The Nanovic Institute currently offers a comprehensive suite of grant programs designed to support students, scholars, and faculty fellows throughout their academic careers with the goal of connecting researchers to the cultures, ideas, and histories that shape Europe today. The Institute welcomes applications and inquiries from faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students, regardless of their field of study, who may be seeking support for research that aligns with Nanovic’s interests and research priorities.

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Sheedy Family Program Info Session

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Location: 246 Duncan Student Center

The session will begin with a 15-minute overview of the program and application tips from Dr. Paul Blaschko (program director) and Dr. Chris Hedlin (assistant program director). After their presentation, Drs. Blaschko and Hedlin will be available to answer questions.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Nanovic Forum: "Russian Aggression in Ukraine and Eastern Europe: Post-Soviet Bloc Politics and Consequences" with Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia (2013-18)

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Giorgi Margvelashvili is a Georgian academic and politician and was the fourth President of the Republic of Georgia from 2013 to 2018. A philosopher by education, Margvelashvili was the rector of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) from 2000 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2021. His first role in politics began in 2012 when he was appointed Minister of Education and Science as part of the Georgian Dream coalition formed by the newly-elected Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. In February 2013, Ivanishvili appointed Margvelashvili to the position of First Deputy Prime Minister. 

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ND Democracy Talks: "How Democratic Was the Founding?"

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Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Join us for an interactive talk on the Framers' visions for "We the People" and democracy in the United States. Think alongside other members of the Notre Dame community, as we reconcile these core democratic values with the Founders' historical entanglements in racist institutions of slavery and colonialism.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Sheedy Family Program Dinner Speaker Series: Jonathan Malesic

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Location: South Dining Hall (The Oak Room)

We will be joined by Jonathan Malesic, who "is a Dallas-based writer and a former academic, sushi chef, and parking lot attendant who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He "writes about the ethical and spiritual challenge of living a good life in America today. My expertise, built up through two decades of research and teaching, covers the meaning and value of work, religion and public life, and higher education." 

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Unlocked Lecture: "Why Attica Matters"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Heather Ann Thompson is a Pulitzer Prize winning historian. She writes regularly on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system for myriad scholarly and popular publications including The New York TimesThe Washington PostTimeThe Atlantic, and The New Yorker. Thompson has served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the United States and has given congressional staff briefings on this subject. She currently runs the Carceral State Project at the University of Michigan and is on a Guggenheim Fellowship completing her next book on the long history of the MOVE Bombing 1985 in Philadelphia.

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Sunday, February 12, 2023