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 May 2019

Drones and the Conduct of War: Public Attitudes towards Unmanned Weaponry

May 30, 2019 at 12pm-1pm
Sturm College of Law |  Ricketson Law Building | Room 412
2255 E Evans Ave |  Denver, CO 80226

Please join the Center on American Politics for a presentation by Professor Julia Macdonald (Korbel School of International Studies) on her recent research on unmanned weaponry.
Over the past 20 years, unmanned weapons have become an increasingly prevalent feature on the modern battlefield, and yet we know little about the implications of these new technologies for the future conduct of war. Dr. Macdonald's work examines the rise of one particular unmanned technology - unmanned aerial vehicles - to understand how these new platforms are understood by the public and policymakers in decisions to wage war. Through the use of survey experiments and interviews, this ongoing research project reveals tensions between US public and military preferences for unmanned uses of force, with important implications for how unmanned and increasingly autonomous systems might be used in the future.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP here.

 A Conversation with Governor Polis

A Conversation with Governor Polis
May 13th, 2019 at 6 pm
University of Denver | Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall
2000 E. Asbury Ave. | Denver, CO 80210

On May 13th at 6:00 pm, the University of Denver will be hosting a conversation with Governor Jared Polis about his first legislative session as governor. The conversation will be followed by a panel discussion with several leading state lawmakers, and then by a reception at 7:00 pm. Moderated by CBS4's Shaun Boyd, the Colorado Sun's John Frank, and Center on American Politics director Seth Masket, the event is being sponsored by the Center on American Politics and the Colorado Sun.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP here.

February 2019

Fake News or Freedom's Defenders: Trust in the Political Media

February 20th, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm
Sturm College of Law | Room 412
Ricketson Law Building | 2255 E. Evans Ave. | Denver, CO 80210

Panelists will be discussing people's trust in the media, how it varies across the population, some lessons from recent political coverage, and the best ways to cover the 2020 election cycle. RSVP here.