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Mar
31

4:30 pm
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Alain Elkann 2015 Goldstone Forum: Jewish Life in Europe and the United States Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge, 3417 Spruce Street

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program presents the 15th Annual Goldstone Forum

Alain Elkann is a prominent European novelist, intellectual, journalist, and interviewer. He has co-written books with the chief rabbi of Italy and the archbishop of Milan, and collaborated with a prominent member of the royal family of Jordan for a book on Islam. He is the president of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, a member of the award committee of the literary prize Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello Palermo, and president of the Italian Foundation for Art and Culture (FIAC) of New York. His writings have been translated from Italian and English into Hebrew, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Japanese. The recipient of numerous awards, Elkann was inducted to the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur, the highest award of France, in 2009.

You can read many of his interviews on his website: http://alainelkanninterviews.com.



Apr
8

12:00 pm
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Aliya Saperstein The Past and Present Significance of Racial Mobility 103 McNeil Building

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford Univestity. Professor Saperstein's work focuses on the social processes through which people come to perceive, name and deploy “racial” differences—in public discourse, academic research and their everyday lives—and their consequences for explaining, and reinforcing, social inequality.  Her current research projects explore: (1) The relationship between individual-level racial fluidity and the maintenance of group boundaries, racial stereotypes and hierarchies. (2) The implications of methodological decisions, especially the measurement of race and ethnicity in surveys, for studies of stratification and health disparities.



May
8

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Citizens, Constitutions, and Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Latin America Irvine Auditorium

As the culmination of our year-long examination of the transformations sweeping through Latin America, international scholars gather to discuss the implications for democracy, stable governance and popular wellbeing in the region. 

Panels include:

Post-Liberal Democracy
George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University Dept. of History and Politics)
Philippe Schmitter (European University Institute, Political and Social Sciences)

Courts and Constitutional Changes
Sandra Botero (University of Notre Dame Dept. of Political Science)
Roberto Gargarella (University Torcuato Di Tella Law School)

Race and Ethnic Identities
Juliet Hooker (University of Texas at Austin Dept. of Government)
Nancy Postero (UC-San Diego Dept. of Anthropology)

Citizenship and New forms of Participation
Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Democracy and Democratization Research Unit)
Gisela Zaremberg (FLACSO México)