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WTF? We’re in a Trade War?

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Indy Hall, 399 Market Street#360
Philadelphia,PA19106United States

Turn on the news and you'll likely see a headline warning about the consequences of a trade war. But what exactly is a trade war and how does it get fought? Who wins? Who loses? And who the heck are we fighting? If you have similar questions, Professor Alexandra Guisinger has your answers. Literally, she wrote the book on it, American Opinion on Trade: Preferences Without Politics. Join us as she explains what a trade war is and how it…

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Exploring America's Gun Culture

Exploring America’s Gun Culture

May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Beacon Hill Friends House, 6 Chestnut Street
Boston,MA02108United States

A quick glance at headlines is enough to tell us that America's relationship with guns is different from the rest of the world. Although gun laws and lobbyists are only pieces of a much larger puzzle, when assembled, it's clear we have a problem with reconciling the 2nd Amendment and gun violence. What are we overlooking? Let's take a closer look at gun culture from a sociological perspective to hopefully answer some of these questions: - Why do some Americans…

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Is the Machine Dead? The Future of Chicago Politics

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Industrious Chicago River North, 320 West Ohio Street, #3w
Chicago,IL60654United States

Is the Machine Dead? The Future of Chicago Politics In 2019, Chicagoans were given many choices for their next mayor. That contest resulted in the landslide election of one of the most unlikely mayors the city has ever seen. Lori Lightfoot was distinguished among her fellow candidates not just because of the historic nature of her candidacy as a black, openly gay woman, but because she was seen as well outside the control and favor of Chicago’s infamous “machine” politics.…

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POSTPONED – The Olympics: Politics in and out of the Games

March 26 @ 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Mozilla Lounge, 366 Adelaide St W, Suite 500 (5th floor)
Toronto,ONM5V 1R9Canada

For over 100 years, the world has come together to celebrate athletic competition in the modern Olympic Games. The best competitors on the planet face each other in a variety of disciplines, in a mostly peaceful clash of nations. At the same time, the dynamics within and between countries have often been reflected in the Games over the decades. Did you know that… The Montreal 1976 Olympics suffered the second largest number of nations boycotting the Games when 25 African…

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