Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor
Chair, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Friday Lunch: Brazil’s Political Crises
April 14, 12:30-1:30p.m., Clark Hall 206
Join us as Professor Colares – law professor and Ph.D. political scientist who earned his first law degree and became a tenured professor in Brazil – analyzes Brazil’s conditions and prospects.
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Window into the Ancient World
April 14, 2:30p.m., Mather House 100
Please join us to hear the exciting story of the discovery of the scrolls, the half century of scandal that engulfed the scholarly community, the ancient Hebrew sect that preserved the scrolls, and the scrolls’ startling revelations at this Senior Capstone Presentation.
Cleveland Humanities Festival
April 7-April 24
The theme of this year’s festival is immigration and will feature lectures, exhibits, films, tours, plays, and academic symposia.
Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism
April 14, 12:00p.m., The City Club
Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore shares lessons from the intersection of public health and physician activism. Tickets are $35.
April 14, 7:00p.m., Cinematheque
This French film takes place at a German POW camp during WWI and examines whether social class or nationality divides people. Age 25 & under tickets are $7.
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
April 14 & 15, 7:30-9:30p.m., Eldred Theater
April 16, 3:00-5:00p.m., Eldred Theater
A clown from the “unhappiest country in the world” has emigrated to America to find a place that will appreciate her skills. As she settles in New York and tries to fulfill her dreams, Nadia finds that not everything is as perfect as she had hoped. Student tickets are $5.
From Strategies to Solutions: Cleveland’s Evolving Story of Improving Youth and Police Interactions
April 18, 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m., TVUC Ballroom A
This forum will highlight multiple efforts undertaken to make systemic improvements in how police officers engage with children since the fatal police shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice. Registration is recommended.
Between the Lines: Writing About Race in a Segregated City
April 18, 7:00p.m., Happy Dog Euclid Tavern
Join this critical discussion of A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City, an intimate and profound portrayal of past and present race relations in Cleveland featuring local writers, artists, and activists.
Is the Child Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio Broken?
April 18, 6:30-8:00p.m., Lakewood Public Library
This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic.
Banning Bibles: Death-Qualifying a Jury
April 20, 4:30-5:30p.m., Moot Courtroom
In this lecture, Professor Winnifred Sullivan argues that the death penalty jury today can be seen to, in effect, be forced to constitute a temporary tiny church-state for the purposes only of the case before them, the result dependent on the accidental psychological, religious, and experiential biographies of twelve persons.
Friday Lunch: New Research on Police Use of Deadly Force
April 21, 12:30-1:30p.m., KSL Dampeer Room
CSU Urban Studies Professor Meghan Rubado joins us to discuss both her own study and the overall state and results of research about shaping policing practices.
Case College Republicans Fundraiser Dinner
April 22, 7:00p.m., Angelo’s Nido Italia
This five course dinner will benefit the Case College Republicans, a group of students at Case Western Reserve University committed to supporting Republican ideals on campus and furthering our political education. Tickets are $50.
Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport!
April 24, 5:30-7:30p.m., Market Garden Brewery
Former State Senator Nina Turner will speak about impacting public policy, multiplying your clout, and making fair districts a reality.
Canvass Director / Assistant Canvass Director
Grassroots Campaigns is a progressive organization that specializes in running face-to-face campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups. Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors manage one of the 30 grassroots fundraising field offices across the country, with bottom-line responsibility for all local operations.
Innocence Project Case Analyst
The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system. Case Analysts review claims of innocence that have passed through a pre-screening process.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Office Administrator
The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence seeks a highly motivated and dependable professional to perform a variety of administrative duties to support the day to day operations within the organizations’s main office in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
A variety of career opportunities are available with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
Research Grant Opportunity
Phi Beta Kappa will be awarding grants of up to a few hundred dollars to assist College of Arts and Sciences students in their research. Applications are due April 17.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Congressional Internship Program
During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.
If you happen to be in New Zealand!
The Labour Party Campaign Fellowship is a unique opportunity to witness how democracy functions firsthand. The fellowship is based in Auckland which is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is seeking interns to work in Sweden Fall 2017 for academic credit. V-Dem is a global research collaboration to measure democracy in all countries of the world from 1900 to the present using more than 350 indicators. More information can be found at https://www.v-dem.net/en/v-dem-institute/internships/. Initial questions can be directed to V-Dem project manager Professor McMann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2017 to April 2018. Applications are due April 15.
Summer Program Internship
Case Western Reserve is seeking student interns to work on a fellowship program hosting 25 young, African professionals. Interns will help with administrative duties and interact with the fellows as local resource guides and by helping them mediate cross-cultural challenges, navigate the American lifestyle and learn about Cleveland and its communities. The internship will take place from July 14-31 and interns will be compensated $2,500. Applications are due April 15.
A Little Extra…
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