The New Frontier of Politics
Compared to the relative quiet of Eisenhower's presidency in the 1950s, the 1960s were rife with political activity. President Eisenhower left the White House after serving for eight years, opening the door for a vibrant young man to be elected on his promise of a New Frontier—John F. Kennedy. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
Barbara Dianne Savage, YOUR SPIRITS WALK BESIDE US: The Politics of Black Religion
"'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' marks the beginning of a new history of African American religion, not as a sacred narrative, but as the exciting story of a powerful but ambivalent Christian legacy in African American life." -Robert A. Orsi, author of "Thank You, Saint Jude: Womens Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes" For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674031777
Michigan Conference of Political Scientists: Law & Politics
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Alumni Professional Networking: Politics & Government
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/alumni/careers Over 100 alumni attended the fourth in our series of professional networking events. The panel discussion was very lively with lots of excellent questions from the audience. Each of the panel members discussed their varied career paths, the highs and lows of their present role and the most useful stepping stone for them. Previous professional networking event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDTPYTvbiAA
Iraq bomb kills Iranian pilgrims
A car bomb targeting a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims kills seven and injures 34 in Kerbala.
"The Persistence of the 'Mythological' in Popular Hindi Cinema"
A talk by Philip Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, University of Iowa. From the South Asia Seminar.
"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq"
A talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange"
Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face
"Human Rights in Mexico: Inside the Labyrinth of Drugs, Elections and Billionaires"
A talk by Sergio Aguayo, professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico. Aguayo has been one of Mexico's leading public intellectuals and human rights advocates for the past three decades. He has been a professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico since 1977 and was a founder of the Mexican Academy for Human Rights, the electoral reform organization Alianza C
"Till Class Do Us Part: Youth and the Politics of Waiting in India"
A talk by Craig Jeffrey from the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. From the South Asia Seminar.
Panel 2: The Problem of Historical Difference
Panel 2: Miranda Johnson, University of MIchigan; Bain Attwood, Monash University; Ajay Skaria, University of MInnesota. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.Author(s):