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Tulane University

Lecture by Professor Robert Adcock, (The George Washington University): "Liberalism, Democracy, and the Transatlantic Gaze: The Case of Political Science"

April 7th, 2011
2 p.m.

Location
Jones Hall 204

Political debates during the Obama presidency over healthcare and the deficit have seen repeated invocations of European experiences as negative warnings or positive lessons for America. This talk locates the nascent American academic political science of the mid-to-late 19th century at the intersection of such transatlantic gazes. Doing so highlights change in the field’s political theoretical commitments from a democratized classical liberalism to the competing visions of progressive liberalism and disillusioned classical liberalism. These three alternative liberalisms disagreed about the character and potential of democracy, and their disagreements were articulated in the form of competing accounts of how American democracy led, lagged, or was traveling a different political path from, Britain, France, or Germany.

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China Cuba: Trajectories of Post- Revolutionary Governance

Friday, April 17th, 2015 and Saturday April 18th
Registration required. Please contact Jimena León at cipr@tulane.edu

Description:
American academia has developed thriving communities of scholars studying China and Cuba. These communities have, unfortunately, worked in isolation, as attested by the absence of a single monograph that engages in a systematic reflection on the parallels and differences between these two regimes. Sinologists believe in the uniqueness of China and Cubanists similarly stress the specificities of the Cuban experience. And yet, China and Cuba are two communist regimes that were born through revolution and that have survived for a quarter of a century past the fall of communist regimes in Europe and Mongolia. What parallels and differences exist in the survival strategies of the two regimes? And what opportunities for mutual learning might be presented by a close examination of the reform trajectories of Cuba and China? This conference will provide answers to these questions by bringing together American Sinologists and Cubanists, as well as scholars from China and Cuba.

Please see the program for more information or contact cipr@tulane.edu

Sponsored by The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, The Dunbar Fund in the Department of Political Science, and the Asian Studies Program.