As part of International Education Week at Marquette, Political Science Department Chair Lowell Barrington will join Dr. Robert Lieber, professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, to discuss events in Ukraine and look forward. The discussion will take place on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in AMU 227. Ukraine is a country divided by geography, language, history, and politics. These divisions have come to a head this year with the dramatic collapse of Ukraine’s government and ongoing tensions with Russia. Join the discussion about the present and future of Ukraine and the region. The event is sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the Office of International Education.
Orlando Luis Pardo, a fiction writer, blogger, and photojournalist, will visit Marquette on December 2nd and 3rd. He will speak on December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. on social media and blogging in Cuba. Drawing on experiences of repression as a pioneering blogger in his home country, Mr. Pardo Lazo will illustrate the challenges faced by bloggers and social media users in Cuba, a country with limited internet access and heavy government surveillance over independent journalists. On December 3rd at 4:00 p.m., he will present his new anthology of young Cuban writers, Cuba in Splinters. Both events will be held in the lower level of Raynor Memorial Library, and both talks are open to all interested students, faculty, and staff. For more information about this event, please contact Prof. Jessica Rich.
In addition to participating in recent conversations on local media outlets, Political Science professors have been frequent contributors to national-level discussions about the 2014 eletions. Profs. Julia Azari, Paul Nolette, and Amber Wichowsky have been particularly active. Their posts and comments are available at the following links: