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invitation to Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today

October 16, 2020

This free, two-day virtual conference will be offered by the Kennedy Library on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 

 

In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this conference will explore the history of the suffrage movement and how efforts to broaden voting rights have evolved over time. These sessions can help expand students' understanding of how to effect change in a representative democracy and the importance of voting and civic participation. Archivist of the United States David...

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Educational Justice: Why Prison Classrooms Matter

October 16, 2020

Education Justice: Why Prison Classrooms Matter
Thursday, October 29, 4 PM EDT
Virtual Event

What college does, it helps us learn about the nation,” said Rodney Spivey-Jones, a 2017 Bard College graduate currently incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York, in the docuseries College behind Bars. “It helps us become civic beings. It helps us understand that we have an interest in...

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Harvard Jewish Studies Workshop

October 15, 2020

We are an interdisciplinary, student-led group dedicated to workshopping academic papers and presentations on a wide range of topics across all disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences related to Jewish Studies.

Attached is the PDF of the call for papers.

Call for Submissions - Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies at the University of Toronto

October 13, 2020

We are from Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies at the Asian Institute of Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. We are currently inviting submissions for our monthly online publication for the academic year of 2020-2021. Our Journal seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region. Submissions are open to all individuals within the scholarly community around...

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Two Upcoming “Voting Matters” Panel Discussions at Radcliffe Institute

October 9, 2020

On Account of Race (1965)
Thursday, October 15, 4 PM EDT
Virtual Event
 
The passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 marked one culmination of a long civil rights movement that began in the wake of the American Civil War and gathered steam in the early 20th century, long before the Montgomery bus boycotts and the emergent leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. inaugurated the best-known phase of the movement. Designed to restore the intention of the 15th Amendment, the VRA invalidated poll taxes, literacy tests, and other prerequisites and practices...

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Semester of the Political Economy Seminar continues Thursday, October 15 with London School of Economics Professor Gilat Levy

October 9, 2020
Please join us as the Fall 2020 Semester of the Political Economy Seminar continues Thursday, October 15 when London School of Economics Professor Gilat Levy presents, "Misspecied Politics and the Recurrence of Populism," (joint with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young).

The link to the paper is here: ...

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University of Toronto Attaché Journal of International Affairs - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

October 8, 2020

The Attaché Journal of International Affairsis now accepting submissions for its first issue of the 2020-21 academic year!

Submissions are open to all undergraduates and we welcome all manner of high-quality publications (such as research papers, book reviews, op-eds) on topics relevant to international relations and politics.

Note that submissions must meet the following criteria:

– MS Word Format – no PDFs.

– approximately 8-14 pages (double-sided, 12 pt font) (pieces slightly over or under this...

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