Facilitating research on critical issues in American democracy and encouraging Notre Dame students' engagement in civic and political life.
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Speaker Paul Ryan presents "Evidence and Policymaking in the Age of Big Data"

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy will host a moderated discussion and Q&A with former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on the topic of “Evidence and Policymaking in the Age of Big Data."
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Congress in the Trump Era: Gender Dynamics and Partisan Politics

Kathryn Pearson (University of Minnesota) will deliver the 2019 Constitution Day Lecture on Trump and congressional politics.
Coons Donnelly Flake

Partisan Politics in the Era of Trump: A Threat to our Democracy or Merely Politics as Usual?

Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, former Senator Joe Donnelly '77, '81 J.D. of Indiana, and former Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will participate in the panel discussion.
Indecision in American Legislatures

Indecision in American Legislatures

Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland

University of Michigan Press, 2018

Upcoming Events

2019 Hibernian Lecture: "A Century of Suffrage: Catholic Activism, Class Consciousness, and the Contributions of Irish American Women"

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Location: Morris Inn Ballroom

Tara McCarthy will deliver the 2019 Hibernian Lecture, “A Century of Suffrage: Catholic Activism, Class Consciousness, and the Contributions of Irish American Women,” on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.  in the Morris Inn Ballroom at the University of Notre Dame. 

McCarthy is associate professor of history at Central Michigan University and author of Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women’s Activism, 1880–1920

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