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Portrait of Lulete Mola, an African American woman. She is smiling and is pictured against a backdrop.

Who SHE is

Lulete Mola (BA ’14, political science) is a social change strategist and chief strategy and innovation officer at the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. Her purpose is to build power with individuals, families, and communities for real change. What follows is extracted from recent reflections she offered on how she realized her purpose in powering social change.
Portrait of Holly Seo-Nyeong Jo

#MeToo in the South Korean Judiciary

Does a judge’s gender affect the outcome of sexual assault trials? This question guides first-generation graduate and sixth-year PhD candidate Holly Seo-Nyeong Jo’s research. Seo-Nyeong Jo, who’s received multiple awards and grants for her research, studies the #MeToo movement and how the gender composition of judiciary panels affects outcomes in court.
Portrait of August Nimtz

Campus Unrest and the Politics of Law and Order, Part 2

Minneapolis had experienced racial unrest during the summers of 1966 and 1967, protests against the Vietnam War were taking place at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s, crime was on the rise and voters were uneasy. In this episode, part two of our look at the politics of law and order. Professor August Nimtz is interviewed in this episode of Dialogue Minnesota.
Kathryn Pearson

Politics In The Age Of COVID-19

Despite the coronavirus, Minnesota recently held a primary election, Joe Biden virtually accepted the nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, and Senator Kamala Harris was named Biden’s running mate. This week on Dialogue Minnesota, University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson joins us to discuss this most unusual campaign season.