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Events

The political science department organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops, lectures, debates, and forums. Please check back regularly to see what exciting events will be coming up next!


European Horizons is pleased to host an event with Dr. Mark Vail, Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science, who will discuss the role of national liberalism and its impact on economic adjustments in Europe. Titled "Ideas of Order: National Liberalisms and Economic Adjustment in Contemporary Europe," the event will draw on findings from Dr. Vail's latest book: Liberalism in Illiberal States: Ideas and Economic Adjustment in Contemporary Europe.
 
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Hebert 201, and food and refreshments will be provided.


On March 28th there will be a political debate on campus. 

The clubs that will be debating are: Young Americans for Liberty, TU College Dems, TU GOP, Bridge Tulane, Women in Politics, Institute of Politics, and Turning Point.

For your reference, here are the debate questions: 


1. What are the best ways to balance country sovereignty (focusing on concerns like security, economic stability, citizenship) with collective methods to share the burden of refugee response?

2. What is the correlation between illegal immigration and globalization, if there is one? In a world where South American countries may pose a threat to the livelihood of minorities and young people due to gang violence and influence of drug cartels, should the definition of “asylum” be updated to include these persecutions rather than just race, religion, nationality, political opinion and social group?

3. In today’s international economy, how should the US balance domestic manufacturing with outsourcing?

4. Do we have a moral obligation to provide healthcare to everyone as needed or is healthcare a commodity that should be subject to the same marketplace influences as other commodities?

5. Can the free market eventually solve climate change in time, if not what are the additional obligations of governments?

6. The Bureau of Justice Statistics published that the cost of mass incarceration reached $81 billion in 2017 alone. Both sides of the table have turned to prison reform as a possible solution to the cause of overflowing prisons and taxpayers’ dollars. What are feasible reforms to bring down the costs and ways to lower the statistic that 76% of individuals return to jail in just 5 years after being released?


The debate is on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-8:00 PM in Jones 102.


 The Stacy Mandel Palagye and Keith Palagye Program in Middle East Peace, the Tulane School of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Jewish Studies is proud to presend ta film viewing of "Land Without Borders" alongside award-winning author and filmmaker Nir Baram.  After the viewing of his documentary film, Nir Baram will also host a discussion and Q/A session.

Nir Baram is an Israeli author who studied literature at Tel Aviv University and was an editor in Am Oved publishing house.  His novels, The Remaker of Dreams and Good People, were short-listed for Israel's Sapir Prize for Literature.

The viewing/discussion will take place in the Freeman Auditorium on Tulane's Uptown campus

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 7:00PM


 Political Science, CIPR, and Fridays at Newcomb Seminars Spring 2019 Semester:

•March 29 Milan Svolik (Yale University) 2:00-4:00 pm (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 5 Mara Karlin (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) 12:00-1:00 pm, “Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States,” (Fridays at Newcomb) (Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building)
•April 5 Jessica Webb (Tulane Political Science PhD candidate) 2:00-4:00 pm, “When High Courts Make Policy: Institutional Legitimacy and the Judicialization of Politics in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Hungary” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 5 Deborah Yashar (Princeton University) 4:00-6:00 pm, “Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America” (CIPR Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)                                       
•April 12 Victoria Murillo (Columbia University) 2:00-4:00 pm, “Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies” (Political Science Seminar) (Greenleaf Room)
•April 26 TBD (Political Science Seminar)


Fall 2019 registration will open on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 and will continue through Friday, September 6th, 2019! New Political Science courses will also be available for Fall 2019!