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What to Expect From the Trump Presidency
Panelists: Robert Art, Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations; Shai Feldman, Judy and Sidney Swartz Director's Chair of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics; Lucy Goodhart, Lecturer in International & Global Studies and Politics; Jill Greenlee (Moderator), Associate Professor of Politics; Jeffrey Lenowitz, Assistant Professor of Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 4 PM
Location: Levine-Ross 1&2, Hassenfeld


What just happened? Analyzing the 2016 elections
Panelists: Charles Stewart III, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT; Kay Lehman Schlozman, J. Joseph Moakey Professor of Political Science at Boston College; David A. Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston College
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Hamilton, the Panel: The Politics of Default, Bailouts, and the Power of the Purse in the Aftermath of the American Revolution
Panelists: George J. Hall (presenting), David Hackett Fischer, Steven L. Burg, and Paul Jankowski
Thursday, September 29, 2016
2-3:20 PM
Location: Olin Sang 207

Guest Lecture: Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science
"2016: The Constitution at a Crossroads"
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12-1:30 PM
Mandel G12

The Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court
Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:30-6 PM
Mandel G12

Richard Blanco Poetry Reading and Book Signing
Monday, May 2, 2016, Noon-1:30 PM
Mandel 303 Reading Room

A Special Primary Season Screening of Elia Kazan's Classic Film, A Face in the Crowd,
with commentary by Prof. Bernie Yack
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 5 - 8 PM
Golding 110

Defeating ISIL, A talk by Colin Kahl, National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:30 - 6 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hal


Deeqo Jibril, Founder & Executive Director of the Boston Somali Community and Cultural Association
guest lecture in Prof. Klausen's Class, POL 134: The Global Migration Crisis
Wednesday, November 4, 2 - 3:20 PM
Shiffman Humanities Center 125

Jytte Klausen to participate in forum, "Erasing the Past: Da'esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction."
Wellesley College, Collins Cinema, Davis Museum
September 24, 2015
Session 1: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Session 2: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Jytte Klausen on panel, "Fortress Europe? Issues of Migration and Citizenship."
The Second Annual Summit on the Future of Europe
The Center for European Studies, Harvard University
September 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., CES Lower Level Conference Rm.

March 5, 2015
Guest Speaker
"Supermajority Rule and Democracy"
Melissa Schwartzberg, New York University
Professor Schwartzberg's research centers on the historical origins and normative consequences of rules governing democratic decision-making, with particular attention paid to ancient Greek political thought and institutional design.  She is the author of, Counting the Many: Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule.Co-sponsored by the History of Ideas Program


November 17, 2014
Panel Discussion

GPS: Navigating Life with a Politics Degree: Internship Panel
Nathaniel Barr ('14), Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Daniel Katz ('12), Huffington Post Media Group
Zoe Richman ('15), Coalition on Human Needs
Alex Rubin ('16), No Labels
Sarah Weber ('15). Cambridge Consumers' Council

October 1-2, 2014
The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse
Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair, University of California, Los Angeles.

September 2014
2014 Elections Speakers Series
Chris Lane, Political Director at Mass GOP
Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party Candidate for Governor
Sasha Beder-Schenker, Organizer/Internship Director at Martha Coakley for Governor

Friday, April 25, 2014
Guest Speaker

Governing Immigration in Advanced Welfare States: The Scandinavian Case
Grete Brochmann, University of Oslo

March 27, 2014
Panel Discussion
"Crimea and Beyond: Russia and Its Neighbors Today"
Steven Burg, Adlai Stevenson Professor of International Politics
David Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History
Chandler Rosenberger, Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology 

March 20, 2014
Panel Discussion
1914 and the History of the Middle East
Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University 
Stephen Van Evera, MIT
Cyrus Schayegh, Princeton University
Asher Kaufman, University of Notre Dame.


November 22, 2013
Book Launch Celebration
Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Abdel Monem Said Aly, Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Cairo
Shai Feldman, Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah

November 19, 2013
Guest Speaker
Do We need a Motherhood-Quota? Women and Mothers in the German Parliament
Hilke Brockman, Professor of Sociology at Jacobs University, Germany

November 14, 2013
Guest Speaker
Investigating the Hacktivists of Anonymous
Parmy Olsen, Journalist, Forbes
Peter Van Zandt Lane, Composer and Lecturer in the Department of Music

April 24, 2013
Guest Speaker
The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
Ira Shapiro (Brandeis '69)

April 11, 2013
Department Seminar/Proseminar Special Event
The EU as a Global Power: Assets and Liabilities
Jolyon Howorth, Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics at the University of Bath and Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University 

April 9, 201
Guest Speaker
American Muslims and Civil Liberties after 9/11
Nasser Weddady, Civil Rights Outreach Director, The American Islamic Congress 

March 12, 2013
Guest Speaker
Counter-Terrorism and Technology
Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret.)