The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing how many of us work. Even the U.S. Supreme Court is working remotely, and for the first time in its history, oral arguments are being live-streamed. This week on Dialogue Minnesota, Professor Timothy Johnson joins us to discuss the high court’s move to a digital platform that’s making its proceedings more accessible to the public.
For an African-American of my generation, I still marvel at the racially diverse composition of anti-police brutality protests today, virtually absent in the 1960s. Tuesday’s action, like 1992, was in its majority Caucasian. Professor August Nimtz writes this op-ed for MinnPost.
First-generation graduate student Kristin Lunz Trujillo hopes her work can halt the spread of misinformation surrounding health policies. But first she wants to understand the underlying psychology that makes people accept misinformation in the first place.
Bob was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, earned an undergraduate degree in History and Psychology from Hamline University, then went on to receive his PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 1957. Bob joined the political science faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1956 and remained here for his entire career.
Can a society based on the private ownership of the means of production and, more importantly, the values intrinsic to such a mode of production—self-interest—respond effectively to a collective problem? Professor of Political Science and African American & African Studies August Nimzt gives his insight.
“I can only make a judgment as governor that I believe is in the best interest, the health and safety of Minnesotans and stick with that,” Walz said during a recent coronavirus press briefing. Associate Chair of Political Science, Kathryn Pearson, is quoted in this Star Tribune Article.
The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the headlines these days, eclipsing the political campaigns currently underway. How are the candidates adapting to the reality of social distancing that has upended traditional campaign strategies? And how is fear of the virus impacting the presidential primary elections? Associate Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson discusses the state of American politics in the era of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the headlines these days, eclipsing the political campaigns currently underway. How are the candidates adapting to the reality of social distancing that has upended traditional campaign strategies? And how is fear of the virus impacting the presidential primary elections? University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson discusses the state of American politics in the era of COVID-19.
Professor Lisa Hilbink studies comparative constitutionalism and the justice system in Chile and Latin America, focusing on human rights and popular perceptions of the justice system in those regions and examining how those perceptions affect people’s willingness to turn to the courts when rights are violated.
As the 2020 election season ramps up and Americans deliberate which candidate to vote for at the polls this November, a University of Minnesota research center aims to understand what’s driving their decision.
Josef Woldense has been able to construct a picture of the administration of 20th-century Ethiopian ruler Haile Selassie to provide a close analysis of ways autocrats keep their power. He has developed a game to help his students understand how precarious the role of an autocrat can be.
“Solidarity is evoked as a crucial resource for social movements to mobilize effectively,” says Anuja Bose, who recently joined the faculty. Her research on recovering an anti-colonial conception of solidarity is something that Bose argues is pertinent to solving pressing global problems.