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Justice for George Floyd? Unpacking the Verdict

The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy cosponsored a flash panel on the Derek Chauvin verdict. Click to watch!
Christina Wolbrecht

Christina Wolbrecht: Citizenship and Suffrage

The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights host Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, as she discusses citizenship and suffrage, both of which have been contested throughout US history on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, nativity, and immigration. Prof. Wolbrecht will help place our current debates over the right to vote within the context of suffrage and citizenship expansion and retraction across American history. Click to watch!

Finding Common Ground on the New Economy

The Rooney Center, together with BridgeND and the Common Ground Committee, sponsored a virtual discussion with former Governor John Kasich and former Secretary of Housing & Development Julián Castro. Watch here!
Secular Surge

Secular Surge

David E. Campbell, Geoffrey C. Layman and John C. Green

Cambridge University Press, 2021

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