Global Stage

Global Stage

Global Stage showcases academic and policy-related work on democracy and human development throughout the world, shedding light on cutting-edge research from the social sciences, humanities, and beyond. Global Stage is a production of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 21 mins
Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Alejandro González, OAS Secretary for Strengthening Democracy Francisco Guerrero discusses emerging and lingering challenges for electoral democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Drawing upon his engagement with 49 electoral observation missions in 34 countries, Guerrero highlights the role of organized crime in weakening democracy – as recently seen in Ecuado...
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Dr. Richard “Drew” Marcantonio sits down with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Patrick McQuestion to discuss the intricacies of environmental violence and peacebuilding. As a researcher and practitioner focused on regenerative livelihoods and environmental management, Marcantonio provides an ethically-motivated framework for assessing violence produced by economic structures, material interventions, vulnerable in...
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El podcast Global Stage celebra el cuadragésimo aniversario de la democracia ininterrumpida en Argentina desde 1983 cuando el país transitó del autoritarismo a la política democrática. En entrevista con el candidato doctoral Natán Skigin, el director del Instituto Kellogg y politólogo Aníbal Pérez Liñán y el profesor afiliado al Instituto y politólogo Luis Schiumerini resaltan los logros, los desafíos y el futuro d...
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Global Stage celebrates the 40th anniversary of uninterrupted Democracy in Argentina since 1983, when the country transitioned from authoritarianism to democratic politics. Interviewed by Kellogg PhD Fellow Natán Skigin, Kellogg Institute director and political scientist Anibal Pérez-Liñán and Kellogg Faculty Fellow and political scientist Luis Schiumerini highlight the accomplishments, challenges, and future of Ar...
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In this episode of Global Stage, Olukunle Owolabi, associate professor of political science at Villanova University, expands upon the background, methods, and historical evidence utilized for his recent book "Ruling Emancipated Slaves and Indigenous Subjects: The Divergent Legacies of Forced Settlement and Colonial Occupation in the Global South," published by Oxford University Press (2023). In an interview with Ke...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate William Kakenmaster, political scientist Debra Javeline discusses individual factors that shape post-conflict behavior. Based on her new book "After violence: Russia's Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed," Javeline tackles the question of what individual characteristics might mobilize somebody to either engage in retaliatory violence or peaceful political act...
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En entrevista con los estudiantes doctorales Isabel Güiza-Gómez y Patrick McQuestion, José María Tojeira describe la lucha por la justicia transicional y la defensa de los derechos humanos en El Salvador desde la firma de los acuerdos de paz de Chapultepec (1992) hasta el retroceso democrático de los últimos años. José María es sacerdote jesuita y promotor de los derechos de las víctimas a la verdad, justicia, repa...
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Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow and Keough School anthropologist Julia Kowalski presents results from her ethnographic research around the dynamics of gender-based violence and counseling practices in northern India. In a conversation with Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate and peace studies/anthropology PhD student Jem Panganiban, Kowalski describes her use of an ideology of language framework to deconstruct the interac...
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Relying on her own research agenda in women’s economic empowerment, economist Lakshmi lyer lays out old and new trends in gender economic studies, highlighting lingering questions on whether economic autonomy increases women decision-making within households and in society at large across different realms. Iyer also introduces the new Kellogg Policy and Practice research lab “Building Inclusive Growth (BIG)” that a...
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Drawing from her professional experience in conflict resolution and academic work in comparative politics, political scientist Jennifer McCoy (Georgia State University) discusses the topic of “polarizing polities” in a conversation with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Jacob Turner.
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Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Joachim Ozonze, theologian Todd Walatka introduces his work in progress on the thinking and witness of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero, who illustrates a way in which Catholic social teaching has been received and developed in Latin America.
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El politólogo Juan Albarracín (University of Illinois, Chicago) discute sobre la violencia letal contra líderes sociales en Colombia luego de la firma del acuerdo de paz en 2016, la cual genera preguntas sobre las posibilidades de democracia, construcción de paz y desarrollo en contextos de transición. Juan nos ofrece una perspectiva general sobre las trayectorias locales y los factores determinantes de los asesina...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez, political scientist Juan Albarracín (University of Illinois, Chicago) discusses lethal violence against grassroots leaders in Colombia after the signing of the 2016 peace agreement, which raises questions on the prospects for democracy, peace-building, and development in transitioning contexts. He provides us with an overview of the local traject...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Isabel Güiza-Gómez and Benjamín García Holgado, current Kellogg Advisory Board member Daniel Brinks discusses his long-standing connection to the Kellogg Institute, what he remembers of the Institute when he was an affiliated graduate student in the 1990s, how Kellogg has impacted research on Latin American politics, and where the Institute can further grow in the near fut...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow Benjamín García Holgado, faculty fellows Scott Mainwaring (former director of the Kellogg Institute) and Maria Rosa Olivera Williams (professor of Latin American literature) discuss their long relationship with the Kellogg Institute, what they remember of Kellogg when they joined in the 1980s, the impact that Kellogg has had on their scholarship, what distinguishes the I...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Institute Doctoral Affiliates Mayra Ortiz and Laura López, political scientist Guillermo Trejo discusses how weak democratic transitions can lead to the outbreak of large-scale criminal violence, focusing on Mexico. He presents the main findings of his book co-authored along with Sandra Ley, “Votes, Drugs and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico,” which offers evidence on ...
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Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas, historian Karen Graubart, who is a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow, introduces her recently published book, "Republics of Difference: Religious and Racial Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World" (Oxford University Press, 2022). The result of more than 15 years of research, this book explores the mechanisms of self-governance that ra...
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Interviewed by graduate students Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez, Political Scientist Michael Coppedge discusses the foundational question of why some countries escape autocratic rule and strengthen democracy while others remain trapped. He introduces his recently co-authored book “Why Democracies Develop and Decline”, which offers evidence on democratization, democratic consolidation, and democratic backsli...
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