2021

2021 Nov 12

Truly at Home? Perceived Belonging and Latino Political Participation

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Virtual event, registration required

How do perceptions of belonging or lack of belonging to American society influence political interest and political engagement? To date, there have been few inquiries that systematically investigate notions of perceived belonging to U.S. society and the political ramifications of these predispositions. This project addresses this puzzle and investigates how a sense of...

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2021 Oct 29

Enfranchisement and Incarceration after the 1965 Voting Rights Act

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Virtual event, registration required

As part of the American Political Speakers Series, Professor Adriane Fresh of Duke University will present her recent scholarship examining how The 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) sought to fundamentally change the distribution of electoral power in the U.S. South. She will examine the consequences of this mass enfranchisement of Black people for the use of the carceral state---police, the courts, and the...

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Tony Saich on the Party and Private Business: Lessons from History

Tony Saich on the Party and Private Business: Lessons from History

October 12, 2021
Should we be surprised by General Secretary Xi Jinping’s recent policy initiatives to re-exert control over the private sector? One prevailing view is that they mark a distinctive break with the past couple of decades, when China produced massive fortunes for a small elite in real estate and tech. Others argue that they’re necessary to clean up messy sectors that require more effective regulatory oversight. However, the truth is that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always been, at best, suspicious of private entrepreneurs and activities outside of its direct control, and, at worst,... Read more about Tony Saich on the Party and Private Business: Lessons from History
2021 Oct 25

Rethinking the US Constitution through a Participatory Process

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online event, registration required

What would it be like to really rethink our Constitution? In this webinar, we will learn about participatory constitution building, a way of writing a new constitution with full public participation. Participatory constitution building is common around the world, but how it is designed and the process by which it is undertaken is critical to making it a success anywhere. We will learn with experts on participatory constitution building globally, in Chile at this moment, and among tribal governments. What are the practices we might think about as we reconsider the strengths and weaknesses...

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2021 Oct 15

Andrew Reeves: The Origins and Consequences of Public Antipathy towards Presidential Power

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event

Americans have deep-seated skepticism about presidential power. This skepticism is not always made explicit in the public’s day-to-day political expressions, but it is a latent force in American political culture forged at the founding of the nation and ingrained in grade school civics lessons. It is not a legalistic or intellectual understanding of the text of the US Constitution or Declaration of Independence. Rather, this skepticism reflects a belief that the separation of powers, especially in their protection from tyranny, is...

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2021 Oct 28

Book Talk -- Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, and Responsiveness

8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The Ash Center and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies invite you to a book talk with Manfred Elfstrom, author of Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression,& Responsiveness (2021, Cambridge University Press) and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Elfstrom will be joined...

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