political science

Framing Immigrants

Professor 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 will follow in the Boone Center Library Room. 

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
William T. 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

***EVENT START TIME DELAYED DUE TO TRAVEL ISSUES. 4:30 - 5 P.M. START TIME*** Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal County

Please, join us in welcoming Panagioti Tsolkas as part of our UK Appalachian Center Speaker Series!  This talk is entitled Just Transition not Toxic Prisons: the Fight Against Prison Building in Coal Country.  Mr. Tsolkas will present his talk in Room 208 of the White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  He is the current Special Projects Coordinator at the Human Rights Defense Center in Lake Worth, FL, the Prison Ecology Project, has been the editor for the Earth First! Journal, and has worked on many other projects and as an activist. This is a free event and has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.  

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
White Hall Classroom Building, Room 208

Violence and the Human Condition: Political Violence and Issues of Measurement and Methodology

 

For a full list of events and information visit: visionsinmethodology.org/conferences/2015-conference

Sponsered by the National Science Foundation, UK Gaines Center for the Humanities, UK Office of the Vice President for Research, the Department of Political Science, QIPSR, and the Department of Sociology.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
UK campus

Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars

The University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities has chosen 12 outstanding undergraduates as new scholars for the university's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years.

Panel Discussion to Focus on Cuba-U.S. Relations

A panel discussion about Cuba and U.S. relations will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the UK Athletics Association Auditorium in Young Library.

Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Political Science Major & Athlete Grace Trimble Named Truman Scholar

Political science junior and UK Women's Tennis player Grace Trimble has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar and will receive $30,000 to conduct graduate work in areas of public service.

Immigration Reform Reflects the American Dream

President Eli Capilouto's blog addresses immigration reform as an opportunity to seize our heritage and find an alternative method for engaging a vibrant part of our global community in our future.

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