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October 2018

Progressives in Navy Blue: Forging the Modern Naval Identity, 1873-1898

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Navy ROTC, NROTC
1610 University Ave, 4/C Classroom, WI 53706 United States
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Naval ship.

Scott Mobley studies and teaches the political, technological, and cultural influences that shape human interactions, with special focus on the fields of diplomacy and military affairs.  He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University…

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November 2018

Leading with Radical Courage: A successful civil-military strategy in Afghanistan

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1266 Grainger Hall, Executive Dining Room, 975 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Join us for a public lecture with Chris Kolenda, former Senior Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Under Secretary of Defense and retired US Army commander in Afghanistan. Dr. Kolenda graduated from the United…

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The Oath and the Office

November 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Harrison Parlor Room, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to George Bush on the west front of the U.S. Capitol, with Dan Quayle and Barbara Bush looking on, January 20, 1989

Join us for a public lecture with Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science at Brown University, on the limits and meaning of American presidential power. Dr. Brettschneider is an expert on constitutional law and democratic…

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December 2018

Guns and Society

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ingraham Hall, Ingraham 22, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
This sign for an area gun dealer in Steuben County, Indiana, is quite old and weathered

A public lecture with Gary Kleck, professor emeritus at the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Kleck's research focuses on gun control, crime deterrence, and criminal violence. He is the author…

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April 2019

Why Liberalism Failed

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A public lecture with Patrick Deneen, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, on the failures of liberalism and need for localism. Dr. Deneen is a prominent political theorist and author…

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Professor Howard Schweber speaks at the 2017 Constitution Day event.
Audience member watches speaker at 2017 Constitution Day event.
Audience watches speaker at 2017 Constitution Day event.