political science

Social Conflict & Democracy: The Enduring Impact of Race on U.S. Politics

Part of the Political Science department's series on Social Conflict and Democracy, this panel focuses on the enduring impact that race and slavery hold over U.S. politics.  Featuring guest speaker Maya Sen of Harvard, presenting on "The Political Legacy of Southern Slavery," the panel include three Univ. of Kentucky faculty experts as well: Christia Spears Brown (Psychology), Melynda Price (UK Law), and Ray Block (AAAS & Political Science).

Cosponsored by the Quantitative Initiative for Social & Policy Research (QIPSR) and the College of Arts & Science's Keys to Our Common Future initiative.

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Kincaid Auditorium (#111 Gatton B&E)

Democracy, Citizenship and Violence in Latin America

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium
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"Framing Immigrants"

Prof. Jennifer Merolla, will present, "Framing Immigrants," based on her book of the same name, on the influence of conservative, liberal and mainstream news frames on public support for mass deportations, comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. UK faculty, Abby Córdova (PS), Janet Stamatel (SOC), are discussants.

Reception from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Boone Center Library Room. 

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium

The Hopes of Socialism: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity

Dr. Murray Bessette is the director of academic programs at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Prior to joining VOC, he was an associate professor of government at Morehead State University, specializing in political philosophy, national security, counter terrorism and intelligence studies. Dr. Bessette holds a BA and MA in political science from University of Alberta and an MA and PhD in political science from Claremont Graduate University.

Socialist revolutionaries have claimed that overcoming the bourgeois system would usher in a new way of life where the free development of each person is a condition for the free development of all. Life in this classless society would be marked by liberty, equality and solidarity. The appeal of these universally recognized ends both captured the imagination of those who believe there must be final political solution to all human ills and justified whatever actions were deemed necessary for bringing this situation into existence. And yet, in each and every instance, politically empowered socialism has produced a system of servitude, inequality and suspicion, where the life of a dissenter is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. Socialism’s inevitable failure makes a critical re-examination of the means appropriate to the pursuit of these ends all the more important today.

Co-sponsored with the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Political Science.

Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Jacobs Science Building 321

A&S Political Science’s Stephen Voss is 2017 Lyons Award Recipient

Democracy's Future? Acclaimed Professors Lead Discussion of Trump's Populism

By Gail Hairston
 
The third event for the College of Arts and Sciences Civic Life seminar series will be hosted by Professor of Sociology Carlos de la Torre and Professor of History Tracy Campbell. The event will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the UK Athletics Auditorium of the William T. Young Library. It is free and open to the public.
 

UK College of Law, A&S Team Up To Offer 6-Year BA + JD Program

A new collaboration between the University of Kentucky College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences will allow students seeking a law degree to save time and money by graduating in six years instead of seven.

Lexington Evolves From College Town to 'University City'

 It's a partnership unlike any other, relying on each other to complete pivotal projects and daily deeds, constantly working together to find solutions.

Behind the Scenes of Kentucky Politics

 Stephen Voss is a frequently quoted analyst of Kentucky politics. In recent years, the University of Kentucky associate professor of political science has been interviewed by some of the most prestigious newspapers and broadcast news organizations in the nation,

UK Debate Team Off to a Strong Start After First Two Tournaments

The University of Kentucky Debate team competed in the 44th Run for the Roses. The Run for the Roses is a small round robin format tournament where eight of the top teams in the country were invited to compete against the top Kentucky team.

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