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Politics and Policy Brown Bag Lunches Resume This Fall

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 1:38 pm / August 22, 2017

The Center for Idaho History and Politics resumes its popular “Politics and Policy” brown bag lunch series at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, with two speakers discussing authoritarian rule in Turkey and U.S. presidential activism.

Each brown bag lecture will run during the lunch hour in the Student Union Building; see below for the full list of speakers, dates and room assignments.

Sept. 29, Simplot Ballroom AC: Deniz Erkmen of Özyğin University presents “Mobile Emergency Rule: Protest, Law, and Authoritarian Consolidation in Turkey.” In addition, Markus Siewert of Goethe University Frankfurt will present, “It’s Never Easy for the President to Get Exactly What He Wants – Presidential Activism and Success in the Legislative Arena under Clinton, Bush and Obama.”

Sept. 15, Bergquist Lounge: Political scientist Robert Pahre of the University of Illinois presents “Telling America’s Stories in the National Parks.”

Oct. 6, Bergquist Lounge: Boise State water policy expert Monica Hubbard presents “Agriculture land conversion in the American West: A case study of three Idaho metropolitan counties.”

Oct. 27, Bergquist Lounge: Boise State criminal justice expert Lane Gillespie presents “Examining the Portrayal of Femicide in the News through Content Analysis.”

Nov. 10, Bergquist Lounge: Boise State political scientist Ross Burkhart presents “Economic Shocks and Democracy: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis.”

Dec. 1, Hatch B Ballroom: Boise State historian Lynn Lubamersky presents “Democracy and Disinformation: How My Experience Living and Working in Lithuania in 2015 Prepared Me to Better Understand the US Election in 2016.”