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What's at Stake?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall, Room 102

What’s at Stake? U.S. Rights and Responsibilities during Political Conflict

As Donald Trump begins his presidency, please join students and scholars for a thoughtful exchange on this unique moment in American political history. “What’s at Stake?” is a space for reflection, contemplation, and conversation that is respectful of diverse viewpoints.

This event is free and open to the public.


7:00 p.m. The Stakes of U.S. Politics, Law, and Citizenship

-Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Richard D. Tulisano ‘69 Scholar in Human Rights

- Bethany Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law

- R. Kent Newmyer, Professor of Law and Emeritus Professor of History

- Douglas Spencer, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy

- David Yalof, Professor and Head of Political Science

- Moderated by Jeffrey Shoulson, Professor and Director, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

7:45 p.m. The Stakes of American Media, Culture, and Race

- Maureen Croteau, Professor and Head of Journalism

- Melina Pappademos, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies

- Cathy Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Director of Asian and Asian American Studies

- Christopher Vials, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies

- Moderated by Davita Silfen Glasberg, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

8:30 p.m. Student-Led Discussion


This event will be Sign Language interpreted.

Laurel Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities and persons who are wheelchair users. Assistive listening devices (ALD) are available upon advance request.

For individuals requiring an ALD or other accommodations, please contact Maryann Markowski at (860)486­‐3639 or, by Thursday, January 26 to help us to ensure availability. Please understand that failure to provide adequate notice may result in accommodations not being available.

We encourage you to visit the Center for Students with Disabilities website to review accessible parking and building (entrances, elevators, restrooms) information, which can be found at: (parking information) and (building information).

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primary), Communication Department, Judaic Studies

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