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Ukraine: What’s Changed?

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Much has evolved in Ukraine since our program in May. While much has changed, much has not changed. Russia continues to be a wild card, but Ukraine has surprised experts with its successes and determination. Where is this going, and […]

The Supreme Court and Originalism

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Throughout US history, judges, scholars, and citizens have argued about how to go about interpreting the US Constitution.  The current Supreme Court has embraced a methodology called “originalism” or “original public meaning.”  But what exactly is “originalism”?  What is its […]

Antisemitism and Its Impacts

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Antisemitism has again reared its ugliness. Jews have experienced antisemitism throughout history on a spectrum from everyday slights to genocide. Today, old misconceptions are propelled by social media and controversies over Israel. A small minority, Jews have been an easy […]

Understanding Fiscal Policies, Debt, and Entitlements

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We are overwhelmed with diverse perspectives and approaches to fiscal policies that can be confusing. Are we in a fiscal crisis over debt, entitlements, and the federal budget? Such a complex issue, focusing on debt/debt ceiling and entitlements, will be […]

Ukraine Update III

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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 […]

Great Power Competition and the Middle East

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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. […]