2017-18 Participation and Democracy Series

 

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the ESC has organized a series of events around the theme "Participation and Democracy." From populism to social media, considering gender, class, and popular protest, this year's events aim to spark discussion and prompt debate. It all culminates in the ESC's contributions to the UCIS series on the 50th anniversary of 1968 - a year of cultural flourescence, popular protests, and earth-shaking events, the legacies of which still inform our contemporary world.  Mark your calendars!

Monday, October 30, 2017
3:30-5:30pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Colloquium: Populism in Europe and the U.S. 

Monday, November 6, 2017
3:30-5:30pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Jean Monnet Lecture:  “Social Media and Political Engagement,” Yannis Theocharis, University of Groningen 

Thursday, January 18, 2018
2:00-3:30pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Jean Monnet Lecture:  “Consistently Invisible? Women’s News Media Coverage during the European Elections, 1999-2014” Maarja Luhiste, Newcastle University

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4-6pm
WPU Assembly Room
Global Legacies of 68 Keynote Speaker: Todd Gitlin, Columbia University, “The Ambiguous Consequences of a Failed Revolution.” 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12-1:30pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Virtual Roundtable: “May 1968 and the Legacies of Protest in France”

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
12-1:30pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Virtual Roundtable: “Elections in Italy: A Next Wave for Populists?”  [In Italian]
Co-sponsored by Dept. of French and Italian

Wednesday, March 29, 2018
2-3:30pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Jean Monnet Lecture: “Climate Change and Protest,”  Stacy VanDeveer, University of Massachusettes, Boston