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Events

02
OCT

2020 Gandhi-King Lecture on International Relations and Peace Studies

5 p.m. / Zoom (registration required)

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020
5 p.m. EST (Q&A to follow)

06
OCT

2020 Election Series: The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the 2020 Election

Noon / Zoom (registration required)

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Chair of Political Science John Kilwein will discuss recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court that deal with redistricting and voting and how those may influence the 2020 election and beyond.

13
OCT

2020 Election Series: The Value of Citizenship

Noon / Zoom (registration required)

On Tuesday, Oct. 13,  Greg Graham, associate professor in the Clara Luper Department of  A frican and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss the value of citizenship. He will raise the current crisis in policing as part of a global crisis in the legitimacy of the state and posit that this manifests as a palpable depreciation in the value of citizenship in liberal democracies.

15
OCT

Reading by Mark Brazaitis, author of The Rink Girl

7:30 p.m. / Zoom (registration required)

The Department of English will host a virtual reading by Mark Brazaitis, a professor in the department, on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

20
OCT

2020 Election Series: The Ethics of (Not) Voting

Noon / Zoom (registration required)

On Tuesday, Oct. 20,  Professor of Philosophy Scott Davidson will examine the ethics of choosing not to vote. More than 40% of the eligible population consists of non-voters. Recent studies show that this population is not homogenous. They can be divided into different subgroups, with distinct reasons for not voting. One interesting subset of non-voters is the group of registered voters who choose not to vote for ethical reasons. How do they come to believe that it is unethical to vote in an election? This talk will examine and assess several arguments in favor of not voting.