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F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series: America’s Carceral Landscapes

October 9, 2019

F. Ross Johnson Distinguished Speaker Series: America’s Carceral Landscapes 1 Nov 2019 1:15–5pm A symposium featuring: Stuart Schrader, Johns Hopkins University Toussaint Lossier, University of Massachusets Brett Story, Ryerson University Donna Murch, Rutgers University Munk School Of Foreign Affairs and...

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In a Washington Post Op-ed, CSUS Professor David Pettinicchio explains why the rights of the disabled are neglected civil rights.

July 26, 2019

Why disabled Americans remain second-class citizens?  The big hole in our civil rights laws. By David Pettinicchio This month we celebrate the anniversary of the second-most important civil rights law in American history behind only the 1964 Civil Rights Act:...

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CSUS Director Nicholas Sammond on NPR: From Blackface to Blackfishing

February 14, 2019

Nicholas Sammond (CSUS Director and Associate Professor, Cinema Studies Institute) appeared on National Public Radio show Code Switch, speaking about blackface minstrelsy in the U.S. NPR – Code Switch Episode: From Blackface to Blackfishing (transcript and to listen/download) Professor Sammond...

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Alexandra Rahr, CSUS Faculty and Expert on American Natural Disasters, in City News: Differing Reactions to Evacuation Orders

September 19, 2018

Professor Alexandra Rahr, CSUS Bissell-Heyd Lecturer in American Studies, who specializes in American natural disasters, spoke recently to City News 1130 about Hurricane Florence and the reasons behind peoples differing reactions to evacuation orders.

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CSUS Affiliated Faculty Jooyoung Lee on CBC: What’s behind Toronto’s surge in gun violence?

July 3, 2018

Jooyoung Lee (CSUS affiliated faculty and U of T sociology professor) talks with CBC news about the importance of addressing root causes and improving core conditions that drive youth into gangs, drug culture and violence, in response to Toronto’s recent...

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CSUS welcomes New Director, Professor Nicholas Sammond

June 28, 2018

The Centre for the Study of the United States is delighted to welcome Professor Nicholas Sammond as the new Director of CSUS, for a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021.

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Former New York Times Editor, Sam Tanenhaus, to teach “Trump and the Media” this Fall in CSUS’ American Studies Program

June 13, 2018

A warm welcome to Sam Tanenhaus, visiting professor at St. Michael’s College & former New York Times editor. CSUS is honoured and excited that Professor Tanenhaus will be teaching his course “Trump and the Media” as part of our American...

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CSUS Affiliate Ron Pruessen for LSE: On the Long Historic Roots of America’s Problems

April 3, 2018

“In allowing ourselves to focus on Trump’s excesses, we ignore the long historic roots of America’s problems” by Ron Pruessen, recently posted on the London School of Economics (LSE) US Centre blog.

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Going Nuclear: A Symposium on American Nuclear Politics, April12

March 20, 2018

At the heart of American nuclear power lies a paradox: Although the United States participated in and propelled a nuclear arms race, no other country has expended more resources in seeking to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Why did...

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CSUS Director Rob Vipond recipient of 2018 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award, U of T

March 15, 2018

Each year the University of Toronto community presents the prestigious Awards of Excellence to outstanding faculty, staff and students who exemplify a commitment to high achievements and to enhancing the University experience for their peers. This year, the Goel Award...

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