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April 3, 8pm | MGC University Club
The NSA and Privacy, A Janus Forum Debate featuring General Michael Haydon and Barton Gellman
General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and the NSA. Barton Gellman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and lead reporter on Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosures at The Washington Post. Hosted by Kennedy Political Union and the Political Theory Institute

April 7, 2:30pm | Battelle Atrium
Congressman Keith Ellison
Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hosted by Kennedy Political Union and the Office of the University’s Chaplain’s 11th annual R. Bruce Poynter Lecture

April 12, 3:30-4:30 pm | Politics & Prose
Prof. Angie Chuang will read from her new book, “The Four Words for Home,” the stories of two immigrant families that intersect in post 9/11 America.

April 15, 7:00 pm | Forman Theater, McKinley Theater

IRW/SOC screening of “Years of Living Dangerously,” the Showtime series on climate change, followed by a behind-the-scenes panel of featured guests. Moderated by Mishi Ebrahim, who produced two of the eight programs in the series.

May 7th, 7:30 pm | Forman Theater, McKinley
Visions Festival
(sponsored by SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking)

May 10th, 9am, (SOC) 1pm, (KOGOD) 4:30pm (SIS)
Commencement
Commencement Speakers include Katie Couric (SOC), Paul J.Diaz (KOGOD) and the Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky (SIS).

May 11th, 9am (SPA), 1pm (CAS)

Commencement
Commencement Speakers include Gwen Ifill (SPA) and the Honorable Cecilia Munoz (CAS).


Past Events

February 17th, 8pm | MGC University Club
S.E. Cupp
Conservative author, columnist and commentator.
(Hosted by Kennedy Political Union)

February 24th , 5:30-7 | MGC Room 247
Political Theory Institute Lecture
“Pro Patria Mori: An Ethical Examination of Patriotism”
Sarah Houser, a Professorial Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs, will speak about her research and teaching interests including patriotism and cosmopolitanism, the role of place in political life, and the future of the nation-state. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on the ethics of patriotism tentatively titled “Recovering Patriotism: Friendship and the Politics of Place.”

February 25, 11am-12pm | MGC Room 247
Networking Event: Gannett
The Career Center will host Gannett for an information session. Gannett is the nation’s largest print, broadcast, and digital information company and they are currently seeking students for the 2014 Talent Development Program (TDP). A Gannett representative will provide an overview of the company and discuss the TDP.

February 25, 11:30am-1pm | Media Production Center
Minority Report: How the News Media Construct Race, Ethnicity, and American Identity
Join Prof. Angie Chuang in the discussion on American Otherness. Chuang will outline her case studies that show how media coverage leverages the concept of American identity beyond the semantics of legal citizenship or residency, rendering some in the news more American than others.

February 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm | MGC Rooms 4&5
Alumni in the KNOW: Women in Leadership
Join the AU Alumni Association, the Career Center and the AU Women’s Network for a distinguished alumnae panel for a multifaceted discussion of women in leadership, followed by a networking reception.

February 26, 3:30pm-5:30pm (networking reception 5:30-7:00pm) | Kogod Student Lounge
Marketing & Communications Day
There will be a career and networking fair followed by a networking reception for those interested in learning about innovative marketing and communications companies.

March 3, 11:30-2:30pm | Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS building
(hosted by SPA: government)
Grounding Political Change in Egypt: The Public Interest, Local Roots of Democracy, and the Right to the City
Brief conference about urbanism, local government and participatory planning in Cairo. Sponsored by Tadamun- The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative, a program under SPA, School of Government.

March 3, 5:30-7:30 | The Gianni Room (MGC 200)
"Political Theory Institute Presents: Lecture on Machiavelli and the Federalist Papers
Nathan Tarcov, a Professor of Social Thought and Political Science at the University of Chicago, will talk about his scholarly interests including the history of political theory, education and family in political theory and principles of U.S. foreign policy.

March 5, 2-3pm | U.S. Department of State
Foreign Policy Classroom: “Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities in U.S. –China Relations”
The U.S. Department of State’s next Foreign Policy Classroom will be a discussion of U.S.-China Relations including the speaker Gregory May, Bilateral Political Unit Chief at the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs.

March 7, 10am-1pm | Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS

The Republicans’ Latino Problem and How it Can Be Fixed
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, there will be two panels illuminating the challenges the Republican Party faces with trying to obtain the Latino vote and improving their relationship with Latino voters. Panelists include: Jason Casellas (University of Houston), Ali Valenzuela (Princeton University), Sylvia Manzano (Latino Decisions), David Winston (The Winston Group), Leslie Sanchez (Political Analyst) and Glen Bolger (Public Opinion Strategies).

March 8, 3:30-5pm | SIS 233
When Trauma and Journalism Collide: A conversation with family members of a Newtown shooting victim
The SOC Interactive Journalism program is hosting two Connecticut journalists, one of whom was sent to cover the shooting before he later learned he had a very personal connection to the tragedy. Teresa Rosseau, a copyeditor at the Danbury News-Times in Connecticut, and Bill Leukhardt, a reporter for The Hartford Courant, will talk about their experience.

March 17, 9-5pm | MGC Room 5
Lobbying Reform in the U.S. and E.U.
An all day lobbying conference will be held with various guests to discuss the impact of lobbying reform in the United States and the European Union. Some speakers include Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, and Trevor Potter, President of the Campaign Legal Center.

March 18, 7:30 pm | MGC University Club
“Lilly Ledbetter: Equal Pay for Equal Work, 5 Years Later”
The Kennedy Political Union will host Lilly Ledbetter, the inspiration behind President Obama’s first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which makes it easier for women who have experienced pay discrimination to fight back. Event RSVP

March 19, 12-2pm | Battelle-Thompkins Atrium
Women in the Civil Rights Movement
In honor of National Women’s History Month, a group of scholars and social activists will profile the accomplishments of women during the civil rights movement and how the Jewish community supported the cause. They will examine the impact the Civil Rights Movement had on the nation then (1964) and now (2014). Panelists include Maureen Bunyan, Lillie Coney, Thelma T. Daley, Sammie Moshenberg, Pamela S. Nadell and Theresa Runstedtler.

March 25, 7:00 pm | Forman Theater, McKinley
“An Evening with Chris Palmer: Can Comedy Encourage Conservation”
Professor Chris Palmer makes the case that not only can comedy be an effective way to get viewers’ attention, but laughter can also inspire people to take conservation and environmental issues more seriously, illustrated with a wide selection of amusing clips.

March 26, 1:00-4:00 pm | Bender Arena
Job & Internship Fair Spring 2014
Participants include Climate Action Campaign, EMILY’s List, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Grassroots Campaigns, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Security Agency, Third Way, U.S. Department of State and USA Today.

March 27th, 11:15am Book Signing; 12pm Lunch and Panel Discussion | Founder’s Room, SIS Building

Sean Theirult will sign copies of his new book, “The Gingrich Senator: The Roots of Partisan Welfare in Congress.” There will then be a discussion concerning partisanship and polarization in the U.S. Congress and whether more women can help solve these problems. The panel will include Barbara Kennelly and Nancy Johnson, both of whom served in the U.S. House of Representatives with Gingrich.

March 27th, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm | McDowell Formal
Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis
As part of the AU Alumni Association’s distinguished alumni speaker series, Mr. McGinnis will speak to current students about his work since graduating AU. Mr. McGinnis is responsible for the Department of Energy’s international civilian nuclear energy activities and has previously led the United States Government initiatives at the Department of Energy.

March 27th, 12-1:30pm | McDowell Formal
Alumni in the KNOW: Edward McGinnis
As part of the AU Alumni Association’s distinguished alumni speaker series, Mr. McGinnis will speak to current students about his work since graduating AU. Mr. McGinnis is responsible for the Department of Energy’s international civilian nuclear energy activities and has previously led the United States Government initiatives at the Department of Energy.

March 27, 8:15pm | Bender Arena
Former Vice President Dick Cheney
(Hosted by Kennedy Political Union)

March 29, 8:00-10:00 am | Friedheim Quadrangle, Section 1
Women and Political Institute’s 5K “Race to Representation”
Help close the gender gap in political leadership. Lets race to representation.

March 31, 6:00-8:00 pm | Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
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March 31, 7:30 pm | Ward 2
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Prior to serving his first term as Senator, Blumenthal served five terms as Connecticut’s attorney general. Blumenthal is a big advocate against Big Tobacco and argued for lower pharmaceutical drug prices and critical health care coverage.
(Sponsored by the Kennedy Political Union and AU College Democrats)

April 1, 7:00-8:00 pm | MGC Room 3
SOC Student/Alumni Networking Reception
Some participants include Peace Corps, ASTD and Vital Voices Global Partnership.

April 1, 7pm | MGC Room 266

Cathy Lanier
Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police

April 12, 3:30-4:30 pm | Politics & Prose
Prof. Angie Chuang will read from her new book, “The Four Words for Home,” the stories of two immigrant families that intersect in post 9/11 America.

April 15, 7:00 pm | Forman Theater, McKinley Theater

IRW/SOC screening of “Years of Living Dangerously,” the Showtime series on climate change, followed by a behind-the-scenes panel of featured guests. Moderated by Mishi Ebrahim, who produced two of the eight programs in the series.

May 7th, 7:30 pm | Forman Theater, McKinley
Visions Festival
(sponsored by SOC’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking)