Law, Government, and Politics


A selection of lectures, interviews, readings, concerts, and performances from Boston College.


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Title: Learning from the Past and Looking Ahead

Learning from the Past and Looking Ahead

December 5th, 2005

Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, is professor of political science at Northeastern University.… Go to Episode

Is Telling Stories Good for Democracy?

April 26th, 2006

As part of the sociology department's Distinguished Visiting Scholars Series, Francesca Polletta discusses storytelling when used as a political campaign… Go to Episode

Beyond the Empire of Jim Crow: Race and Foreign Policy in the Post Civil Rights Era

April 27th, 2006

Historian Nikhil Singh discusses the role of race in the formation of U.S. domestic and foreign policy since World War II, as part of the New Directions… Go to Episode

First Year Academic Convocation

September 18th, 2006

Boston College's third annual academic convocation for first-year students features a keynote address by John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona,… Go to Episode