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The Gary L. McDowell Institute's Marshall Center Lecture Series

The Marshall Center Lecture Series hosts speakers who examine and discuss the problems and prospects of leadership, constitutionalism, political economy, politics, and ethical reasoning.

2019–20 Marshall Center Lecture Series Events

Joshua Kaplan

Sept. 11 • 7 p.m. • Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium 
Be Careful What You Wish For: Exploring the Consequences of Electoral College Reform
Joshua B. Kaplan
Associate Professional Specialist and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
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Raymond Arsenault

Oct. 10 • 4:30 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Arthur Ashe: Courage and Civility
Raymond O. Arsenault
John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
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Sean Theriault

Nov. 8 • 4:30 p.m. • Jepson Hall, Room 118
Contempt in Congress: The Decline of Statesmanship in the U.S. Senate
Sean Theriault
University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
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Teresa Bejan

Feb. 6 • 4:30 p.m. • Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
Tolerance and Civility
Teresa M. Bejan
Associate Professor of Political Theory and Fellow of Oriel College, University of Oxford
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David Blight

Sept. 24, 2020 • 7 p.m. • Webinar
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight
Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Sterling Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies; and Director, The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University
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Event Sponsors:
David W. Blight's presentation and the 2020 Conference are co-sponsored with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Raymond Arsenault's presentation is co-sponsored with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

Joshua Kaplan's presentation is co-sponsored with the
Notre Dame Club of Richmond and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond.



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Daniel Palazzolo
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Terry L. Price
Co-director

Katherine Rockwell
Administrative Coordinator
(804) 484-1560