2nd Draft of 4/24 to 5/1 Digest
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

CISSR SPOTLIGHT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ANNOUNCING CISSR’S INAUGURAL COHORT OF FIELD RESEARCH AWARDS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS


In the summer of 1956, Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph embarked on a 5,000-mile overland journey from London to Jaipur, India. The Rudolphs had just finished their PhDs and, with funding from the Ford Foundation, were setting out to field surveys about political life across the subcontinent. Armed with the most sophisticated theoretical and methodological training of their time, they had designed a study that would reveal the true underpinnings of Indian democracy.  What the Rudolphs discovered in the field confounded their expectations and revealed fundamental incompatibilities between the logic of surveys and how local citizens actually experienced politics. This fieldwork changed the course of their careers, eventually producing iconic critiques of imperial categories like modernity and tradition and reflections on fieldwork that are still widely read today.  


This year, in honor of the Rudolphs, the Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) founded a new initiative:  The Lloyd and Suzanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students.  Read More...



 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
 


THIS WEEK

 
 
 


TUESDAY, April 24

 
 
 

Space, Object and Identity in the City of the Gods

Matthew Robb, Fowler Museum, UCLA

12:30 to 1:50pm  •  Social Science Research,  Room 224


 
 

Demand for Electricity in a Poor Economy:  Evidence from Rural India’s Competitive Retail Power Market

 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 25


The Environment as a Human Rights Issue

Jacqueline Patterson (NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program)

Whose Narrative? What Happens When Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas Speak for Themselves?

Theresa Williamson (Catalytic Communities)

5:00pm • Saieh Hall, Room 146


CEERES

IOP Event: “Under Attack: The Russian Government’s Plot to Undermine Democracy”

 
 
 


THURSDAY, April 26


The Pearson Institute and CLAS

Institutional Genesis and Its Persistence over Time:  The Enduring Consequences of Informal Urbanization

Featuring: Ricardo Fort (Sr. Researcher, GRADE)

12-1pm • Harris Public Policy, Room344


Neubauer Collegium for Culture & Society

Climate Science & Democracy

Conference


FRIDAY, April 27


Media and Power in Contemporary Russia & Beyond

Andrew B. Liu, Villanova University

Conference


 
 
 

NEXT WEEK


SUNDAY, April 29

Ai Weiwei: Human Flow

Film Screening and Q&A

Ai Weiwei

1:30pm • Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St)


MONDAY, April 30


CLAS, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, CSRPC, RLL

The Practices of a Good Neighborhood: Educational and Cultural Exchanges in the United States and Brazil (1938-1945)

Simone P. Kropf (Universidad Federal Fluminense)

 
 


 
 
 
 

AROUND TOWN & DOWN THE ROAD

 
 
 

SAVE THE DATE

 
 


April 24


Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity

Leila Sadat, Founder & Chair, Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, Harris Institute

Film Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception

5:00 to 7:00pm • 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

 
 


MAY 1


Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

Paul Poast - "Organizing Democracy" - John J. Mearsheimer

Presenter/Author: Paul Poast

 
 


MAY 7


CLAS and CISSR

Dredging up the Future: Environments of Potentiality in Colombia

Austin Zeiderman, London School - Economics

 
 

May 11 through May 19


Bulletin of Atomic Scientists & Art Partners

It Is Two Minutes to Midnight

Weinberg/Newton Gallery

 
 

May 31


Pozen Family Center & International House Global Voices Program

2018 Kirschner Lecture

Carol Anderson (Emory University)

 
 

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NEWS & RESEARCH ROUNDUP

 
 
 
 

CBS 2 — Chicago

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Chicago Tonight — WTTW

Are sanctions producing the desired outcomes as relates to China?

Professor John Mearsheimer discusses the impact of US tarriffs on Chinese goods and  restrictions on investments in American Technology companies with Phil Ponce of WTTW.   Read More




 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chicago SunTimes and IOP

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, promoting her new book, “Fascism: A Warning”, which explores the legacy of fascism in the 20th century.   Secretary Albright also discusses President Trump’s direct attacks on the media and how he utilizes rallies to exacerbate negative attitudes towards the judicial system.  View the video

 
 
 
 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

 
 
  
 
 

In her new book, the first female president of the University of Chicago writes about her life as a young girl escaping Nazi Germany with her family in 1934 and her life as an academic.

Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Early Modern European History at the University of Chicago, discusses her life in academia.

In an interview with Phil Ponce of WTTW Chicago Tonight, Professor Gray shares her experiences as one of the few women in prestigious universities and discusses how those experiences changed when she came to the University of Chicago.

 
 
 
Listen to the Interview
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
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