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Great Power Competition and the Middle East

Webinar and Facebook Live Stream

A new collaboration between China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia has emerged, confronting the US and the global community. What does such a collaboration actually mean for US foreign policy, competition with China, relationship with Saudi Arabia, and long-time challenging […]

Climate Change Solutions with Bill McKibben

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Most understand the climate is changing before our eyes. Implementing solutions has been slowly occurring, but much more needs to be accomplished. Join Bill McKibben for an in-depth discussion on the opportunities, priorities, and diverse solutions to address the challenges […]

State of the 2024 Elections: Context and Predictions from Academe

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This discussion will focus on the 2024 elections and the presidential campaign in process, highlighting the most important aspects of the race and putting the contest in a scholarly perspective.  Manza and Herbst will bring their broad knowledge of American […]

Civil Liberties: The Next Hundred Years

Brookly Law School or Zoom 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY, United States

About the Discussion Please join us for a celebration of Advanced Introduction to US Civil Liberties (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023), the most recent publication by Susan N. Herman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and of Professor Herman’s 40-year […]

What Are Human Rights Anyway?

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Human rights go beyond traditional American concepts of civil liberties. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN in the wake of World War II without dissent, included all kinds of rights – civil and political rights (like […]

We Need to Talk: Affective Polarization and Discussion

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In the talk, Professor Levendusky discusses the origins of affective polarization, the tendency of Democrats and Republicans to dislike and distrust one another. He will share strategies he has tested in his research for reducing this animosity, centered on discussion. […]

Ukraine Update IV

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As Russia’s war against Ukraine rages on, one wonders what to anticipate.  Will the Coalition hold over time? Will Russia be held accountable for crimes? Can a small country succeed in its passion for independence and quest for democracy? How […]

The Role Of Big Money In U.S. Elections

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Join this informative discussion with a group of campaign finance law experts from the nonpartisan, nonprofit Campaign Legal Center to learn how big money special interest spending—often from secret sources—is affecting our elections and the solutions. Topics will include the […]

Returning to Philadelphia: Amending the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century

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Learn the story of Jefferson’s debate with Madison about periodic constitutional renewal (Jefferson wanted each generation to write its own Constitution; Madison favored an enduring Constitution). That historical debate opens up different proposals for constitutional change today.  Learn about historic […]

Taxes: What You Need to Know

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Taxes are deeply embedded in the fabric of the American economy and society. They create incentives related to work, saving, investment, borrowing, and marriage. They are key tools for the provision of the safety net and the redistribution of resources. […]

Identity in Urban-Rural Political Division: Consequences and Solutions

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Rural America continues to surface in our media as a special place with a unique identity and challenges. What is that identity, how did it develop, and what are the special challenges? Is there an urban/rural divide, and if so, […]