- Former Department Head Gerson Leaves Large LegacyDr. Louis Gerson, 94, the political scientist and former department head who escaped the Holocaust as a teenager, died on October 16, 2016 in Southbury, CT. Gerson was a central figure in the post World War II development of UCONN; he was also active in local Democratic politics, serving on the Mansfield Democratic committee from […]
- Political Science Welcomes Newest FacultyAt the department’s annual academic kickoff reception held on August 31, 2016, faculty, staff and students alike welcomed two new faculty members: Dr. Yonatan Morse of Georgetown University, and Dr. Alexander Anievas of Cambridge University. Dr. Morse joins the department after a three-year stint as Assistant Professor of teaching and Associate Director of the Democracy […]
- Historian Beschloss Meets Students, Discusses 2016 RaceMichael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, best-selling author, and an Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour. But perhaps it is his social media prowess that makes him so relatable to young people—with more than 110,000 followers, he has the largest Twitter following of any historian on earth. Prior to giving his talk […]
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak Hall 438
Deva Woodley (New School):
The Joy of Us: the Critical Identity Work of the Movement for Black Lives.
12:15pm in Oak 438
Friday, February 24th, 2017
12:20 PM - 01:15 PM
Storrs CampusRowe 122
American Exceptionalism, Advanced Neoliberalism and the Security State: The Geopolitics of Hurricane Katrina
Inderpal Grewal is Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research interests include transnational feminist theory; gender and globalization; NGO's and theories of civil society; theories of travel and mobility; South Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial feminism. She is the author of Home and Harem: Nation, Gender, Empire and the Cultures of Travel (Duke University Press, 1996) and Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Duke University Press, 2005). With Caren Kaplan, she has written and edited Gender in a Transnational World: Introduction to Women's Studies (Mc-Graw Hill 2001, 2005) and Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational: Feminist Practices (University of Minnesota Press, 1994). With Victoria Bernal, she has edited Theorizing NGO's: States, Feminism and Neoliberalism (Duke University Press, 2014). She has forthcoming a book on the relation between security, gender, race and American neoliberalism, entitled "Exceptional Citizens? Advanced Neoliberalism, Surveillance and Security in Contemporary USA" (Duke University Press, 2016). Her ongoing projects include essays on the relation between transnational media, corruption and sexual violence, and a book project on masculinity and power in the memoirs of elite bureaucrats in postcolonial India.
Co-sponsored by the UConn Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute.
Monday, February 27th, 2017
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Center
Tom Hamburger (Washington Post). Co-sponsored with Department of Journalism. Konover Auditorium, 12:15-1:30pm.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Storrs CampusStudent Union Theatre
Join the Leadership Legacy Experience and Student Activities for a discussion on America After Obama: Examining our Discourse on Race, Diversity and Social Justice in the era after America's First Black President.
Charles F. Coleman Jr. is a seasoned civil rights attorney and legal analyst who has quickly emerged as one of the newest and strongest voices in the conversation on race, law, culture, politics, and civil rights. As a former Brooklyn, NY prosecutor turned civil litigator, Charles has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and his courtroom acumen is matched only by his leadership abilities, which he displays through his community mobilization and civic activism efforts.
Admission to this event is free. All members of the community are welcome to attend
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusHartford History Center, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
For more information and readings regarding this event, please visit http://humanities.uconn.edu/2017/01/24/3551/
Monday, March 6th, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusDODD Konover Auditorium
2017 Radha Devi Joshi Foundation Lecture Presents:
AMRITA BASU, Paino Professor of Political Science and Womenâs and Gender Studies at Amherst College
âWomenâs Dynastic Politics, Gender Inequality and Democracy in Indiaâ
March 6, 4-6PM
Konover Auditorium at Dodd Center
ABSTRACT: Professor Basuâs talk will explore the phenomenon of dynastic ties among women who are elected to political office in India, and questions the widely held view that the large numbers of female leaders and Members of Parliament whose family members precede them in office is a residue of tradition and suggest that it is a product of democratic processes. She will also question the assumption that womenâs dynasticism violates principles of democratic representation based on equal opportunities for qualified individuals. Instead, she will argue that high levels of womenâs dynasticism partially rectifies the historical under-representation of women in political office. Dynasticism is a result of societal prejudices, electoral processes and party biases and structures that have prevented women from attaining political office. While dynasticism accentuates certain forms of privilege, particularly related to social class, it also allows for greater representation of low caste and minority women. Until and unless India introduces legislative quotas for women, dynasticism functions as its surrogate.
More at http://asianamerican.uconn.edu/india-studies/radha-devi-joshi-lecture/
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL Room 4-209
Alexandra Moffett Bateau, John Jay College and Africana Studies (UConn
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center
On March 9 at 7:00 pm, in the Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center, Dov Waxman, professor of political science, international affairs, and Israel studies at Northeastern University will present âTrouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel.â Professor Waxman will describe how the conflict over Israel within the American Jewish communities has developed and what it means for the future of American Jewish politics. The event, sponsored by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, UConn's Middle East Studies Program, and the Department of Political Science, is free and open to the public.
Professor Waxman's presentation will be followed by a Q&A as well as a book signing of Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
From the back cover:
Drawing on a wealth of in-depth interviews with American Jewish leaders and activists, Waxman shows why Israel has become such a divisive issue among American Jews. He delves into the American Jewish debate about Israel, examining the impact that the conflict over Israel is having on Jewish communities, national Jewish organizations, and on the pro-Israel lobby. Waxman sets this conflict in the context of broader cultural, political, institutional, and demographic changes happening in the American Jewish community.
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