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: Hanayo Oya, a journalist and former visiting scholar at CJS, will discuss her latest investigative story on the issue of crimes perpetrated by U.S. military personnel against local people in Japan. Especially controversial has been the criminal jurisdiction over the U.S. military personnel, because of the Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), which are multilateral or bilateral agreements that...

“I’m not a racist, but…” In their new book, Racial Resentment in the Political Mind (University of Chicago Press), Goldman School Dean David C. Wilson and Notre Dame Professor of Political Science Darren Davis explore the concept of racial resentment. They argue that while prejudice and racism are fundamentally rooted in American politics, so are non-racial motivations, such as a belief in a...

Event description: The Berkeley-Stanford Latin American Politics Workshop will present Dr. Carlos Schmidt-Padilla speaking on "Gangs, Labor Mobility, and Development.” Dr. Padilla studies how two of the world's largest gangs — MS-13 and 18th Street — affect economic development in El Salvador. The emergence of these gangs was the consequence of an exogenous shift in American immigration policy...

Feb 24, 2022

The Racial Event

Event description: The series “New Vocabularies, New Grammars: Imagining Other Worlds” will focus on critics and intellectuals who in their writing and thinking undo the divisions and separations between disciplines and genres, as well as divisions between political action and intellectual engagement. In this practice of border/crossing, new languages and grammars can be imagined to signify...

Across seemingly diverse issues and highly contested cases, China’s behavior reflects a Janus-faced view of sovereignty. At international law and in international relations, sovereignty is nearly indivisible and indestructible, not subject to binding commitments that could alienate sovereignty or limit its exercise. At domestic law and in internal governance, sovereignty is highly positivistic...