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Spring Speaker Series

Unless otherwise noted, all events this semester (2020-2021) will be virtual, using zoom from 5:30-6:30 p.m. AZ time.

The Utility of Special Operations: Facing Challenges of Great Power Competition And Compound Security

Col. (ret) Isaiah Wilson, President, Joint Special Operations University, decorated combat veteran with tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and author of "Thinking beyond War: Civil Military Relations and Why America Fails to Win the Peace"

Inside the Walled Garden: Understanding the Chinese Internet

Yi-Ling Liu, ASU Future Security Fellow at New America, award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The New Yorker, and elsewhere

The Challenge of Black Patriotism

Theodore R. Johnson, Senior Fellow, Director of the Fellows Program, Brennan Center for Justice, former National Fellow at New America, retired Commander in the United States Navy, author of forthcoming "When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America"  

When Does Resistance Become Insurrection? Free Speech and the Defense of the Republic

Noah Feldman, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, author of multiple books, including "Cool War: The Future of Global Competition" and "Divided By God: America's Church-State Problem and What We Should Do About It".

Transnational Feminist Movements: Reflections on International Women’s Day 2021

Pardis Mahdavi, Dean of Social Sciences, ASU, author of multiple books including "Crossing the Gulf: Love and Family in Migrant Lives" and Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership, ASU and former President and Publisher of USA Today Network Arizona.

Co-sponsored with the ASU Global Human Rights Hub and Zócalo Public Square.

Renewal and Remaking of Democracy

Craig Calhoun, ASU University Professor of Social Sciences, former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), author of many books including the forthcoming "Degenerations of Democracy"

Preventing Atrocity Crimes in a Violent World

David Scheffer, Director Emeritus of the Center for International Human Rights and former Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes

Co-sponsored with the ASU Global Human Rights Hub and the Martin-Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University

A book talk with Lauren Redniss

Lauren Redniss is the author of several works of visual non-fiction, including: “Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future,” winner of the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout,” finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a Guggenheim fellow as well as a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers.

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Future of Arizona.

The Right Way to Censor: Addressing Internet Harm and Improving Security

Jen Daskal, ASU Future Security Fellow at New America, Professor and Faculty Director of the Tech, Law, Security Program at American University Washington College of Law

Co-sponsored with the ASU Global Human Rights Hub and the Center for Law, Science and Innovation

Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance Webinar

Terry Greene Sterling is affiliated faculty and writer-in-residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Jude Joffe-Block joined The Associated Press as a reporter and editor in 2020.

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Future of Arizona.