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Jay Barth: “The South and the Battle Over LGBTQ Rights”

Social Sciences Forum Jay Barth, Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics, Hendrix College “The South and the Battle Over LBGTQ Rights” Tuesday, February 20, 4–5 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Most of the lingering conflicts over LGBTQ rights are playing out in the South and will determine the pace of change regarding LGBTQ rights …

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Post-Election Forum

Social Sciences Forum Donald Norris, Professor and Director, UMBC School of Public Policy; Thomas Schaller, Professor and Chair, UMBC Department of Political Science; and John Fritze, Reporter, The Baltimore Sun  Wednesday, November 9, 4 p.m. Albin O Kuhn Library 7th floor   An engaging discussion about the 2016 Presidential election — the campaigns, the candidates, the …

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Disaffection with the U.S. Constitution

Social Sciences Forum Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair, University of Texas School of Law “Disaffection with the U.S. Constitution” Friday, September 16, 12 p.m.  310 University Center Sanford Levinson has argued the Constitution is fundamentally undemocratic and in need of revision. Levinson’s call for a new constitutional …

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Constitution & Citizenship Day Lecture: Counter-Stories: Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Wartime

Social Sciences Forum Mark Graber, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law  Tuesday, September 15 | 4:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Mark Graber examines the problems of how and why the U.S. has often enacted restrictive policies during wartime, and how military conflicts and tensions …

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The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House

Social Sciences Forum Wednesday, February 11 | 4:30 p.m. Thomas Schaller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMBC  University Center 310 Once the party of presidents, the GOP in recent elections has failed to pull together convincing national majorities. Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential races and lost …

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2012 POST-ELECTION FORUM

Social Sciences Forum Thursday, November 8 | 4:00 p.m. Panelists: Donald F. Norris, UMBC; Thomas F. Schaller, UMBC; Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor What happened in the 2012 Presidential Election, and why? Join experienced political analysts for an informed and engaging discussion about the election – the campaigns, candidates, …

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