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The Process, Promise, and Perils of Making A New Constitution for Chile

Chile is currently engaged in the process of drafting an entirely new constitution, through a distinctive process that has generated a great deal of attention and controversy. The...

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Virtual Flash Panel on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs as they discuss the recent crisis on the border between Russia and Ukraine. The panel...

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Virtual Flash Panel: The German Elections 4 Weeks Later

Scholars and experts weigh in on the close results and the future impact of the German federal elections that took place on September 26, 2021. What does this outcome mean for...

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Central American Democracy in Peril? New Findings from El Salvador in Context

Wednesday, 06/30/2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET –  Is the democratic experiment over in El Salvador? With control of the legislative assembly and presidency, the government of El...

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Law and Politics

Presidential debates critical to civic engagement, invigorating voters

On Tuesday, September 29, the University of Notre Dame will be the backdrop for the first 2020 U.S. presidential debate. The importance of the debate cannot be overestimated, says...

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Law and Politics

Hail to the Chief

When Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to receive an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame, it came at what on the surface would seem to be an...

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Law and Politics

Women’s Suffrage and Political Barbies

In the first episode, we drop in on political science professor Christina Wolbrecht. She’s co-authored a book titled, “A Century of Votes for Women,” which looks at how...

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Law and Politics

On the Presidency and Possibility

Bob Schmuhl, now a professor emeritus at Notre Dame, joined the university’s faculty in 1980. He was the founding director of Notre Dame’s Gallivan Program in Journalism,...

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Global Affairs

Beyond the Ballot: Taiwan’s Elections and Their Implications for US Policy

On January 11, 2020, the citizens of Taiwan delivered a landslide victory to President Tsai Ing-wen in a consequential election with implications for US-China relations. What will...

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Global Affairs

On the EU, Allies, and the State of European Democracy

Janne Matláry is a professor of international politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Defence University College. A specialist...

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Law and Politics

On Democracy and Difficult Questions

The idea behind this show is pretty simple: We invite scholars, makers, and professionals out to brunch for an informal conversation about their work, and then we turn those...

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Law and Politics

Partisan Politics in the Era of Trump

The U.S. Congress has failed to make progress on multiple major issues confronting our country, including health care, gun safety, domestic terrorism, immigration reform,...

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