The School of Social Sciences Dinner Club 2007-2008 invites you to attend:
 
Title:  "Why Can't We Reform Immigration?" with Louis DeSipio, Chair and Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, and Professor of Political Science
 
Department's:  Chicano-Latino Studies, Political Science
 
Date:  Thursday, May 15, 2008
 
Details:  Despite massive public protests and considerable Congressional efforts over the past two years to reform U.S. immigration policy, the outcome has been one of stalemate and frustration on the part of the American public. Is immigration reform possible in the current political climate? What forms could it take? Join Professor Louis DeSipio as he analyzes proposals for immigration reform and assesses how the 2006 immigrant protests and a populist backlash in response to these protests reduced the opportunities for finding a middle ground that would allow for comprehensive policy reform.

DeSipio is the Chair of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies and Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and Political Science. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin and prior to coming to UC Irvine, he taught at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
He has published widely on Latino political behavior, immigrant incorporation, and immigrant transnational engagement. He is the author of Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate and co-author of Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy.

 

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Event:  UC Irvine professor Kristen Monroe, to discusses how ordinary people can combat genocide in the 21st century
 
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
 
Details:  Kristen Monroe, UC Irvine political science professor and award-winning author on altruism and moral choice, will showcase her extensive video interviews with genocide supporters, witnesses to genocide and those who risked their lives to save others at a dinner talk hosted by the UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, of which she is the director.
 

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Title:  Hot Topic Debates 2008: Domestic Issues
 
Sponsored by:  The School of Social Sciences and the Dean's Ambassadors Council
 
Date:  Wednesday, April 9, 2008
 
Faculty Participants:

          Pamela Kelley, Co-Director of the Law Forum & Political Science Lecturer

          Mark Petracca, Chair and Professor of Political Science

          William Schonfeld, Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Sciences & Professor

               of Political Science

          Charles Tony Smith, Professor of Political Science

 
Charles Tony Smith and Pam Kelley, debating 'Equal Protection and the Democratic Delegates at stake in Florida and Michigan'.
 
Mark Petracca and William Schonfeld, debating 'Building a Fence Between the Mexican and US Border'.
 
Moderated by: Calvin Morrill, Professor of Sociology & Former Department

 

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Title:  "Managing the Greenhouse Problem" with Dr. Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.

 

Office:  The UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality in co-sponsorship with Departments of Political Science, Economics, Logic and Philosophy of Science, and International Studies Program, Center for Global Peace and Conflicts, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science.
 
Date:  Friday, March 7, 2008

 

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2007-08 Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series
 
Title:  "Managing Nuclear Proliferation" with Dr. Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.

Office:  Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality
 
Date:  Thursday, March 6, 2008
 
Details:  Thomas C. Schelling is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics and School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. In 2005, he shared the Nobel Prize in Economics with Robert Aumann of the University of Jerusalem for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis."

 

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2007-2008 ECKSTEIN LECTURE
 
Title:  "The Role of Ordinary People in Democratization" presented by

Ronald F. Inglehart, Professor, University of Michigan

Department's:  Center for the Study of Democracy, The Department of Political Science
 
Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2008
 
Details:  Professor Inglehart is one of the world's leading experts on democratization and on the relationship between political values and political culture and the functioning of democratic societies.  His ongoing research focuses on cultural change and its consequences.  For over a quarter century he has been coordinating a survey of mass values and attitudes, the World Values Survey, that now takes place in more than fifty countries and will soon be expanded to encompass more than 80 countries containing over 85% of the world's population.  This data base reveals astonishingly strong linkages between the values and beliefs of mass publics and the presence or absence of democratic institutions.  His findings support the thesis that political culture plays a crucial role in the emergence and survival of democracy.  Inglehart's work shows how the emergence of economically advanced welfare states leads to gradual value changes in which mass publics give an increasingly high priority of autonomy and self-expression in a sphere of life, including politics.  As these things happen, it becomes increasingly difficult and costly to repress demands for political liberalization.  These cultural changes are also transforming people's motivation to work, sexual and religious norms, and many other key aspects of modern society.

 

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Title: "A Primer on the 2008 Presidential Primaries" with Ed Rollins, Campaign Director to President Ronald Reagan, National Campaign Chair and Senior Advisor to Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee

 
Department's:  Center for the Study of Democracy, The Department of Political Science
 
Date:  Wednesday, February 13, 2008
 
Details:  Ed Rollins, former campaign director to President Ronald Reagan and current national campaign chair and senior advisor to Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, will discuss his experiences in presidential politics with students, faculty,  staff and community members at UC Irvine. In his talk, "A Primer on the Presidential  Primaries," Rollins will comment on his successful campaign strategy that helped  propel former President Reagan into the White House, a move he is hoping to reiterate in 2008 for Huckabee. A nationally renowned Republican campaign consultant and advisor, Rollins has had a hand in every Presidential election since 1984.

 

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Title:  "Muslims and Local Governance in London" with Susan E. Clarke, Professor, Director of Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS), University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Department's:  The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, and Department of Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology
 
Date:  Thursday, January 31, 2008
 
Details:  Professor Clarke's research and teaching interests center on public policy and urban politics and policy, particularly issues of globalization and local democracy. Her publications include The Work of Cities (with Gary Gaile: Minnesota, 1998) on local economic development strategies, a co-authored book on Multiethnic Moments: The Politics of Urban Education Reform (Temple University Press, 2006) and numerous journal articles. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the Canadian government, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National League of Cities, and others. She is Editor (with Michael Pagano and Gary Gaile) of Urban Affairs Review, currently the top-ranked urban journal in Europe and the U.S. Clarke served as Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2002-2003) and Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School (2001-2002) at Boulder.

 

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UCI University Club Forum presents:
 
Title:  "Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East." with

Etel Solingen, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science

Date:  Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Forum Moderaters:  Samuel C. McCulloch, Professor Emeritus of History and University Club Fellow - & - Jenny M. Duke, Retired University Editor

 

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Hosted by:  School of Social Sciences Dean's Ambassadors Council
 
Title:  "Election 2008 - Where do you stand on the War in Iraq?  The Patriot Act?"
 
Date:  Wednesday, January 16, 2008
 
Details:  Presidential primary season is upon us and the 2008 election will be here before we know it. The Dean's Ambassadors Council invites you listen to our professors debate critical issues. Professors Mark Petracca and William Schonfeld will debate the Patriot Act and Professors Lina Kreidie and Patrick Morgan will debate the War in Iraq.
 
Debate Moderator:  Professor Wayne Sandholtz

 

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UCI University Club Forum presents:
 
Title: "Is it Soup Yet? The Perpetual Presidential Election(s)" with Mark Petracca, Professor and Chair of Political Science

Date:  Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Forum Moderaters:  Samuel C. McCulloch, Professor Emeritus of History and University Club Fellow - & - Jenny M. Duke, Retired University Editor

 

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The Irvine Division of the Academic Senate is pleased to present an evening honoring four of its 2007-08 Distinguished Faculty Award recipients for their outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and service. Three honorees will be presenting lectures:

Date:  Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Details:   TEACHING PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

                Professor Mahtab Jafari

                Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

                Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Teaching

 

                RIGHTS, WRONGS, AND POLITICS

                Professor Alison Brysk

                Department of Political Science

                Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research

 

                TRANSITIONS FROM TEACHER TO COACH

                Professor Michael B. Dennin

                Department of Physics and Astronomy

                Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

In addition, the following Senate Service Award will be announced:

      Professor Kristen M. Day

      Department of Planning, Policy, and Design

      Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service

 

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The School of Social Sciences Dinner Club 2007-2008 invites you to attend:
 
Title:  "The Market for Force: A Shift Toward Privatization of Security" with

Deborah Avant, Director of International Studies and Professor of Political Science
 
Department's:  International Studies, Political Science
 
Date:  Thursday, October 18, 2007 
 
Details:  Did you know that roughly one-half of the current forces in Iraq are employees of private security companies? Generally, when a state goes to war it is with its military. The last 15 years, however, have witnessed a rapid increase in private companies providing security services that used to be the military's job.

Please join Professor Avant for an examination of this shift toward privatizing security and its effect on the democratic processes surrounding U.S. foreign policy. Avant is a Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and is Director of the School of Social Sciences' International Studies Program. Avant received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and has taught at the State University of New York's University at Albany and George Washington University. Her most recent book, The Market for Force, examines the privatization of security.
 

 

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