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Madam Vice President: Kamala Harris' historic role and the pursuit of equality in the United States

Join the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights as we explore this singular moment in US political history.
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The Rooney Center, together with Notre Dame’s Office of Federal & Washington Relations and the Washington Program, is delighted to sponsor a virtual speakers series during the upcoming winter session to help connect current students with policy makers and government officials in the Washington, DC area. Click for more information.
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Madam Vice President: Kamala Harris' historic role and the pursuit of equality in the United States

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The election of Kamala Harris to the office of Vice President of the United States represents several firsts: First woman, first Black woman, first woman of Indian descent. Panelists will discuss the many historic, gender, and racial implications of the Harris vice presidency for American politics today. 

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