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Politics Forum

TCNJ’s Politics Forum Spring 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are on Tuesdays or Fridays 12:30-1:30 in Social Science Building room 223.

The Politics Forum presents analytical and/or empirical research concerning political power, institutions and choices.  Students and faculty from diverse departments join to learn and comment on the presenter’s current research projects, which may be in completed or just in beginning phases.  Projects that cross disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome.  Contact Brian Potter (potter@tcnj.edu) with questions or if you are interested in presenting your work.

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Alex Garlick (TCNJ) presents “Interest Group Lobbying and Agenda Setting in American Legislatures”

DATE- Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
TIME – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm EST
VENUE- TCNJ Campus, Social Sciences Building 223
SPONSOR(S)- Politics Forum (Department of Political Science)

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Dan Bowen (TCNJ) presents “Losing Your Soul to Gain the Presidency? Evangelicals, Identity, and Support for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election”

DATE- Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
TIME – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm EST
VENUE- TCNJ Campus, Social Sciences Building 223
SPONSOR(S)- Politics Forum (Department of Political Science)

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Alex Weisiger (TCNJ) presents “Neverending Wars? Getting to Peace in Regions of Violence”

DATE- Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
TIME – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm EST
VENUE- TCNJ Campus, Social Sciences Building 223
SPONSOR(S)- Politics Forum (Department of Political Science)

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Tao Dumas (TCNJ) presents “If at First You Don’t Succeed: Linking trial verdicts, appeals, and reversals”

DATE- Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
TIME – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm EST
VENUE- TCNJ Campus, Social Sciences Building 223
SPONSOR(S)- Politics Forum (Department of Political Science)

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Professor John Kastellec (Princeton University) presents “From Genteel Pluralism to Hyper-Pluralism: Interest Groups and Supreme Court Nominations, 1930-2017”

DATE – Friday, March 02, 2018
TIME – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm EST
VENUE- TCNJ Campus, Social Sciences Building 223
SPONSOR(S)- Politics Forum (Department of Political Science)

DESCRIPTION
The last century witnessed a staggering rise in the number of interest groups active in American politics. While this fact is well known, there is no comprehensive study of the number of groups, the identity of groups, the timing of their births, their mobilization decisions, and their tactical choices, beginning before the transformation and continuing to the present day. Professor Kastellec and his collaborators use Supreme Court nominations to conduct precisely such an analysis. Analyzing new data on the 52 nominations from 1930 to 2017, they document a transformation from relatively genteel pluralism to street-fighting hyper-pluralism.

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November 3rd, 2017, SSB 223 @ 12:30

Neha Vora, Lafayette College, Associate Professor of Anthropology

“Teach for Arabia: American Universities, Liberalism, and Transnational Qatar”

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October 27th, 2017, SSB 223 @ 12:30

Mona Krook, Rutgers University, Professor of Political Science and

“The Cost of Doing Politics? Analyzing Violence and Harassment against Female Politicians”

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October 17th, 2017, SSB 223 @ 12:30

Mekala Audain, TCNJ, Assistant Professor of History

“Fugitive Slave Escape on the Louisiana–Texas Borderlands, 1804–1806”

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April 12, 2017

Education Building 115 from 5pm-7pm.

Syrian Refugee Rights Lecture: “What is The Syrian Refugee Crisis?”

This event will be presented by: Professor Rech, Professor Lowi and Professor Borghes

This lecture is sponsored by : Amnesty International

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Amnesty International _ Syrian Refugee Crisis Lecture flyer

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Darwin Day Lecture
“How Science in the Public School Classroom Is Under Attack (And Why It Matters)”
presented by Dr. Donald Lovett, Department of Biology
1:30-2:30 p.m., Feb 8, 2017
Science Complex P-101

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“Global Warming: Seeing Through the Nonsense; Getting Beyond the Hopelessness.”

Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 12:30 in SSB 223

Michael Aucott (TCNJ Chemistry Department)

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Slideshow of Professor Aucott’s talk

 

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 “The Civil Property Rights Movement: Black Politics Reframed, Reconsidered”

Friday February 17 12:30-2:00,  Education Building 115  .

Nathan Connolly (Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University).

Co-sponsored with the Departments of History and African-American Studies.

 

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“Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Desirable but is it Possible?”

Friday March 3 12:30-1:30 in the Library Auditorium.

Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C Kurtzer (Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs).

Sponsored by The School of Humanities of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Studies Program.

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“Trump’s Populism: Lessons from Latin America.”

Tuesday, March 28th, 12:30 p.m., Library Auditorium.

Carlos de la Torre (International Studies at the University of Kentucky)

Co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium.

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“The Progressive Sustainability in the Proceeds : The Introduction of American Agronomy and Cooking in Philippines Public Schools, 1902-1920.”

Friday April 7 12:30-1:50, Education Building 115.

René Alexander Orquiza (Department of History, Providence College).

Co-sponsored with the Department of History.

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Politic Forums and other Events are also available to view via the Political Science Lion’s Gate Page