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The Foley Institute Public Events

Upcoming Events – Spring 2017

Thursday March 30 | 12 noon. | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics “Women and the prison industrial complex” with Christia Mercer.

Join Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of philosophy at Columbia University, to discuss forgotten women from Jim Crow to the prison industrial complex.

Tuesday April 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Smith Center | CUE 203

Public lecture “Patriotism versus Nationalism: When should we be concerned?” with Carol Swain.

Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the causes and manifestations of nationalism in the context of the new administration.


Thursday April 20 | 4:30 p.m. | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Public discussion panel “Refugees, Human Rights, and Security” with Shweta Moorthy, Ashly Townsen, Thorin Wright. 

The refugee crisis is a hot-button issue in the world today. Our panel of experts is ready to discuss the current implications of the ongoing crisis and our next steps.

Stayed tuned for events scheduled for the upcoming semester! For information on previous speakers, follow this link.

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Event Co-Sponsorship

Each year, the Institute co-sponsors many events with a variety of different departments and organizations. If you would like assistance in sponsoring an event, please submit a co-sponsorship application form to the Institute.


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