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A Supreme Finish

Our final officially scheduled class event was an afternoon here, @the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Established only 9 years ago (previously many of its functions were performed by the Law Lords), the Supreme Court has been the site … Continue reading

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Immigrant London: A Place of Faith

Thursday we began the day at one of the old gates (literally, Aldgate) into the City of London, the square mile that has had semi-autonomous status for longer than anyone can remember, literally. This is also been for time immemorial … Continue reading

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So Many Discoveries!

There really are not words enough to thank University of Nottingham‘s Pro-Vice Chancellor Todd Landman, Head of Business and Local Partnerships, Faculty of Financial & Business Services Liz Lesquereux and her crack team, Associate Professor of Political Science Mark Stuart, and … Continue reading

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Bursting the London Bubble: A Day in Nottingham

One of the most important things to understanding Brexit is to spend some time in the places where people voted most heavily for it – and that means NOT London. One of the most interesting places to examine on this … Continue reading

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The Mother of Parliaments

What an incredibly unique opportunity to go from a parliamentary campaign to the “Mother of Parliaments”, the Palace of Westminster, in one short tube ride! We took advantage of the opportunity to see things behind the scenes that would not … Continue reading

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An Epic Day in Brexit-Era London, Part 2

After grabbing a quick bite at Methodist Central Hall, we headed to Europe House to meet the European Commission’s Education team in the UK: the indomitable Sam Evans and new staffer Jav! Anyone who could break through the jet-lag and … Continue reading

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An Epic Day in Brexit-Era London

I’m still not sure how these fantastic students managed to fit in so much today! We started the day with the inimitable and ever so knowledgeable Kim Dewdney , whose command of Brexit and electoral politics is second to none – … Continue reading

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London Calling!

Last week 60% of my epic 2017 US/UK populism class that went to London came to visit my 2019 class, to share insignts and recommendations about their time in the UK. Such a wonderful convo, covering everything from the lofty … Continue reading

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Loundy Human Rights Project Just Communities Series: Inclusiveness, Rights & Resilience to Populism –“Civil Liberties and Our Communities: Responses to Current Threats”

Please join us for this terrific opportunity to talk with the Executive Director of the ACLU of Illinois on the connections between such apparently disparate threats to our communities as ending asylum, narrowing reproductive rights, and ending anti-discrimination protections — … Continue reading

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Just Communities: Inclusiveness, Rights, and Resilience to Populism Series Continues Oct 16! Fred Tsao, Illinois Coalition on Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Discusses Public Charge Rule

Please join us for “Immigration and ‘Public Charge’ Rules: Federal Threats, Local Responses” a conversation with Fred Tsao, which will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct 16, in Roosevelt’s 2nd floor Spertus Lounge (244 ih … Continue reading

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