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Gender and Youth Activism
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Olin, Room 012
The Department of Russian Languages and Literatures, in conjunction
with the Department of Political Science presents Valerie Sperling,
Professor of Political Science at Clark University and a Fellow at Harvard's
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies will present a talk on gender
and youth activism in Putin's Russia.
Jumbo Days for Admitted Students
April 18, 19, and 26
- There will be informational materials available at the front entrance
of Packard Hall for students interested in a major or minor in political science.
- Admitted students are also welcome to tour Packard Hall. Please check in with
Amit Paz, Staff Assistant for The Department of Political Science, at the front desk
before touring the building.
- If you have any questions please email
Jeannine Lenehan, Communications Coordinator
for the Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Data-Driven Campaigns: Lessons From Identifying
And Mobilizing Voters On The Obama Campaign
Friday, April 26, 2013
Braker Hall, Room 001
Lunch will be served
Please join us for lunch and discussion with Daniel Scarvalone (A '08).
Since graduating from Tufts, Daniel Scarvalone has been involved in political
campaigns in increasingly interesting and responsible positions. In 2008, he
served as a Field Organizer for the Obama for America campaign in Denver. During
the 2010 midterm elections, he served as State Director for Data and New Media in
the successful campaign to re-elect US Senator Michael Bennet. In 2012, Daniel was
National Reporting Director for Obama for America in the Chicago headquarters. He
is currently Director of Data and Modeling for the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the
Tisch College for Citizenship and Public Service.
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Associate Professor Pearl Robinson to speak to the Fletcher School Africana Club
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mugar Hall, Room 200
On Thursday, March 28th, 5:30 pm, in Mugar Hall, room 200,
the Fletcher School Africana Club in conjunction with the
Ralph Bunche Society and Fletcher Students in Security (FSIS)
will host a talk with Professor Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor
of Comparative Politics, Africa, and African-American Politics.
Pizza and light refreshments will be served.
Todd Gitlin, activist, author, and Professor of
Journalism and Sociology and Chair of the PhD program in
Communications at Columbia University:
"Postoccupied: Lessons for
Social Movements about the Limits of Media, Social and Otherwise"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Pearson Hall, Room 104, 4:30 pm
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Pearson Hall, Room 104, at 4:30 pm the
Departments of Political Science and Sociology, in conjunction with
Tisch College, and Communications and Media Studies will present:
Todd Gitlin, activist, author, and Professor of Journalism and Sociology
and Chair of the PhD program in Communications at Columbia University,
"Postoccupied: Lessons for Social Movements about the Limits of Media,
Social and Otherwise"
Professor Gitlin is an internationally recognized expert on politics
and mass media. He is the author of fifteen books, including: Occupy
Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall
Street; Letters to a Young Activist; Media Unlimited: How the
Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives; The Sixties:
Years of Hope, Days of Rage; and The Whole World Is Watching: Mass
Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left.
In addition to publishing widely in scholarly journals and being
featured regularly in the nation’s top newspapers and newsmagazines,
Professor Gitlin is on the editorial board of Dissent and a
contributing writer to Mother Jones.
Before beginning his academic career, Professor Gitlin served as the
third president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and
coordinator of the SDS Peace Research and Education Project, during
which time he helped organize the first national demonstration
against the Vietnam War.
For information regarding the event please contact Jeannine Lenehan,
Communications Coordinator, Department of Political Science at
Bernard Yack, Lerman-Neubauer Professor
of Democracy (Brandeis University):
"The Moral Problem with Nationalism"
Friday, March 1, 2013
4:00pm, Braker Hall, Room 001
The Department of Political Science, in conjunction with
Pi Sigma Alpha presents Bernard Yack,
Lerman-Neubauer Professor of Democracy (Brandeis University.)
Bernard Yack received his B.A. from the University of Toronto
and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was a student
of the late Judity Shklar – political theorist and John Cowles
Professor of Government at Harvard University. He has taught at
numerous universities including Princeton and is the author of
many works of political philosophy including The Problems of a
Political Animal. He is currently the Lerman-Neubauer Professor
of Democracy and Public Policy at Brandeis University.
Supporting Groups: Pi Sigma Alpha, The Roosevelt Institute, Tufts
Republicans, Tufts Democrats
From the University of Chicago Press:
"Nationalism is one of modern history's great surprises. How is it that the nation,
a relatively old form of community, has risen to such prominence in an era so
strongly identified with the individual? Bernard Yack argues that it is the
inadequacy of our understanding of community—and especially the moral psychology
that animates it—that has made this question so difficult to answer.
Yack develops a broader and more flexible theory of community and shows how to
use it in the study of nations and nationalism. What makes nationalism such a
powerful and morally problematic force in our lives is the interplay of old feelings
of communal loyalty and relatively new beliefs about popular sovereignty. By
uncovering this fraught relationship, Yack moves our understanding of nationalism
beyond the oft-rehearsed debate between primordialists and modernists, those who
exaggerate our loss of individuality and those who underestimate the depth of
A brilliant and compelling book, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community
sets out a revisionist conception of nationalism that cannot be ignored."
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Department of Political Science Annual Majors Event
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00noon, Packard Hall, second floor
Join Political Science faculty and students and learn about a
major in political science. Do you have questions about a major in
Political Science? Faculty members from the different subfields and
Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) members will be on hand to answer all of your
Tufts in Washington semester program information session
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:00noon, Packard Hall
You do not have to be a political science major to attend!
A Washington Semester staff member will be on hand to answer your
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