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Education in Turkey

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Education is central to political contestation in today’s Turkey. This two day conference will examine the state of ongoing transformation such...

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Wildcat Welcome

All day

Wildcat Welcome is Northwestern's weeklong orientation for all new undergraduate students (mandatory for both freshmen and transfer students). Wildcat Welcome...

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Parent and Family Orientation

All day

Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) is our opportunity to welcome the families of our incoming students. Parent and Family Orientation...

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Regional Colloquium on Global Capitalism and Law

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Program: http://buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/global-capitalism-law/regional-colloquium/2018-regional-colloquium-program.html Location: Woods Conference Room, American Bar Foundation The Global Capitalism & Law Research Group at the Buffett Institute invites you and relevant...

Nov
27
2018

Ethiopia: A Turn to Democracy?

6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

In 2018, there have been notable democratic advances and setbacks in Africa. The Working Group on Governance & Development has...

Nov
12
2018

IPR Colloquium: 2018 Midterm Election Panel

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

"2018 Midterm Election Panel: Partisanship, Media, and the Economy" by Robert Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor of the Social Sciences; Laurel...

Nov
6
2018

Rape Law in a Time of #MeToo

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join fellow members of the Northwestern community in this dialogue over dinner on Tuesday, November 6, from 5:30 - 7...

Nov
5
2018

Master Class with Thomas Christiano

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Global Capitalism and Law Research Group is having its first master class of the academic year with Tom Christiano,...

Oct
26
2018

CHSS Workshop: Sasha Klyachkina and Omri Tubi

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sasha will present a paper entitled "Dimensions of Governance: Institutional Configurations Across the Post-Conflict North Caucasus." I am a PhD Candidate...

Oct
19
2018

Ben Schonthal: Methods Master Class

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Master Class on Research Methods for the Study of Religion and Law with Dr. Benjamin Schonthal (Associate Professor of Buddhism and Asian...

Oct
18
2018

John Judis on The Nationalist Revival

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Europe, nativist and authoritarian leaders around the world – Why...

Oct
16
2018

Richard W. Leopold Lecture: Vicente Fox

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

29th Annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture Perspectives and Challenges in US-Mexico Relationships Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will be joining us...

Oct
1
2018

Striking to Survive: A Student-Led Forum

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Political Science Speaker Series on “Society and Politics in the Asia-Pacific” What is the meaning of the thousands of strikes that...

Jul
31
2018

RStudio Training for Undergraduates

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Interested in learning RStudio? All current Undergraduate Research Assistants affiliated with the political science department are welcome to attend this...

Jul
12
2018

GIS training for Undergraduates

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

All current Undergraduate Research Assistants interested in learning GIS are welcome to attend this training, Introduction to GIS. While you...

Jun
4
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Legitimate Opposition under Attack: Democracy, Populism and the Specter of Electoral Autocracy Alex Kirshner Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Duke University

May
25
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Laura Garcia Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University  "Parasitism: State Formation and The Economic Elite during the United States of Colombia"

May
18
2018

Undergraduate Research Poster Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday, May 18th 12:00pm-1:00pm Scott Hall, first floor, Guild LoungeLunch provided Interested in doing research in political science but not sure...

May
15
2018

Undergraduate Faculty/Student Pizza Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15th 12:00pm-1:00pm Scott Hall, 212 Informal faculty/student lunch. Drop in any time between 12:00 pm -1:00 pm. Come chat...

May
11
2018

Racism, Patriotism, and Black Protest

9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

We will host "Racism, Patriotism, and Black Protest: From the 1968 Uprisings to the NFL #TakeAKnee Protests.” The workshop will...

May
7
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

What Could Justify Representative Democracy? Ryan Pevnick Associated Associate Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner; Associate Professor of Politics, NYU Wilf Family Department...

Apr
23
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“Regions of trust and distrust: how good institutions can foster social cohesion” Bo Rothstein August Röhss Chair in Political Science Gothenburg University

Apr
16
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Duncan Snidal Professor of International Relations, Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief opening remarks...

Apr
13
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"The impact of the Trump administration’s immigration policies on undocumented immigrants: evidence from survey experiments" Tom K. Wong Associate Professor, Department of Political...

Apr
6
2018

Frederick Douglass NOW

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith   Two hundred years ago Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. Likely the...

Apr
5
2018

2018 MPSA Department Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2018 MPSA Department Reception Palmer House Hotel Grant Park Parlor Meeting Room, 6th Floor(17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603)Thursday,...

Apr
5
2018

Department Reception at MPSA 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 2018 MPSA Department Reception Palmer House Hotel Grant Park Parlor Meeting Room, 6th Floor(17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603) Thursday,...

Apr
3
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cristina LaFont Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Mar
15
2018

Farrell Fellows & Faculty Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Department of Political Science cordially invites its Farrell Fellows & Faculty to a lunch on Thursday, March 15th, 2018...

Mar
9
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Preying on the Poor: Criminal Justice as Revenue Racket   Joe Soss Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service Humphrey School of Public...

Mar
2
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Bipolar Disorders:Varieties of Capitalism andSubtypes of Populism in LatinAmerica and Europe” Kenneth Roberts Professor, Department of Government Cornell University

Feb
26
2018

American Politics Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

"Voting lines, equal treatment, and early voting check-in times in Florida" Michael Herron Chair, Program in Quantitative Social ScienceWilliam Clinton Story Remsen...

Feb
26
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Democratic Representation Beyond Elections" Helene Landemore-Jelaca Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Yale University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief...

Feb
23
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bernard Fraga Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Indiana, Bloomington  "The Turnout Gap: Causes and Consequences of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in...

Feb
19
2018

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A for Undergraduates Come chat about classes with political science professors over free tacos! Monday, February 19th 5pm-6pm Scott Hall,...

Feb
16
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hahrie HanAnton Vonk Professor of Environmental Politics, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara "Civic Feedbacks: The Organizational Foundations of...

Feb
16
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Varieties of Populism: Populist Coalitions in the Andes Rodrigo Barrenechea Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

Jan
30
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Theorizing Collective Self-Determination Anna Stilz Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and Human Values Department of Politics Princeton University

Jan
24
2018

Nao Lecture: Tatiana Seijas

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This year's Nao Lecture will feature Tatiana Seijas from Penn State University, who will speak about indigenous peoples' confrontation with...

Jan
22
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

James WilsonAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago   Making the All-Affected Principle Safe for Democracy

Jan
19
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Justin GrimmerAssociate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago "The Effect of Identifying Constituents on Representative-Constituent Communication" Social media sites present...

Jan
10
2018

Welcome Back and New Year Party

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Department of Political Science invites you to come and join your fellow faculty, student, and staff members to catch...

Dec
1
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Ballot Reform as Suffrage Restriction: Evidence from Brazil’s Second Republic" Daniel GingerichAssociate Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of PoliticsUniversity of Virginia  

Nov
17
2017

CHSS Workshop: Matt Lesch and Omri Tubi

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join CHSS for two presentations from Northwestern community members: "Bringing the Temperature Down: Managing the Public Acceptability of Consumption Tax Reform...

Nov
17
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"Building the Bloc: Intraparty Organization in the U.S. Congress" Ruth Bloch RubinAssistant Professor, Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Chicago

Nov
10
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Reputational Politics: A Study of India’s Slum Leaders" Tariq ThachilAssociate Professor of Political ScienceVanderbilt University    

Oct
30
2017

INPut Lecture

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Andrew Roberts "The Intuitions of Political Scientists"

Oct
27
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"I hear you loud and clear – and that’s the problem: Intergroup experiences, political attitudes, and political tolerance" Ethan BusbyPh.D. CandidateNorthwestern...

Oct
23
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Democratic Judgment in an Age of "Alternative Facts"   Professor Linda ZerilliDepartment of Political Science and Center for the Study of Gender...

Oct
13
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Post-Conflict Participation: Shifting Contexts, Threats, and Institutional Constraints" Sasha KlyachkinaPh.D. Candidate, Dept. of Political Science, Northwestern University

Oct
6
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Interbranch Conflict and the Unilateral Presidency" Jon C. RogowskiAssistant ProfessorDepartment of GovernmentHarvard University

Oct
2
2017

A Conversation with Samantha Power

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Ambassador to the UnitedNations, will speak on Northwestern’s Evanston campus on...

Sep
26
2017

Buffett Institute Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Help us kick off another year of global engagement and research at Northwestern! We invite our faculty and student affiliates, visiting...

Sep
18
2017

Department Fall 2017 Kick Off Party

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join fellow Department graduate students, faculty, and staff to reconnect after the summer and get ready for the new...

Sep
14
2017

New TA Conference

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The New TA Conference (NTAC) is a day-long event for new teaching assistants at Northwestern. Throughout the day, participants engage in...

Sep
13
2017

Weinberg Academic Directions Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A chance for new students to be informed about what Weinberg has to offer! Many departments will be in attendence....

Jun
1
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Vesla Weaver (Associate Professor, Yale) From Portals to Politics: Conversations about the Police by the Policed

May
12
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Alex Theodoridis, Assistant Professor Department of Political Science, University of California Merced

May
1
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

"Rights of Man Redefined: Fichte's Legal Positivism as Response to the Crisis of Natural Law" Alexander SchmidtHistorisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena

Apr
28
2017

Martha Wilfahrt

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on...

Apr
21
2017

Erica Simmons

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Erica Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and is the Department of Political Science Board...

Apr
19
2017

2017 Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Vince Crawford – Modeling Strategic Communication: From Rendezvous and Reassurance to Trickery and Puffery Please join us for the 34th annual...

Feb
24
2017

Paul Staniland

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Program on...

Feb
24
2017

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

"The Racialized Politics of Poverty in the American States"   Jamila MichenerAssistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

Feb
10
2017

Political Theory Workshop

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

'Why Women’s Baseball Matters in the Era of Trump"   Jennifer RingProfessor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno  

Feb
10
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Alexandra Filindra (Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago)   "Race, Rights, and Rifles: Guns and Gun Policy Attitudes Among White Americans."

Feb
10
2017

Crisis in Black Chicago: A Solutions Forum

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

An Open Dialogue on How the Northwestern Community Can Help Moderated by: Richard Joseph John Evans Professor of Political Science and Chris SoderquistPontifex Consulting...

Feb
6
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"The Ajax Problem: Sophocles and the Politics of Good Sense.” Larissa M. Atkison is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, funded...

Jan
31
2017

CTSS Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Contemporary Thought Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus on January 31 at 6:30pm in Pick-Staiger...

Jan
27
2017

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“The Policy Bases of the New Deal Realignment” Devin Caughey (Assistant Professor, MIT)

Jan
20
2017

Inauguration Day Viewing

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Presidential Inauguration Day Viewing Hosted by Political Science Faculty  

Jan
6
2017

Robert Braun

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Robert Braun an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Northwestern University. He combines archival work with geographical information...

Dec
2
2016

International Relations Speaker Series

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University "From the Weight of History to the Unwritten Future: The (Re)Turn to Classical Realism"

Nov
29
2016

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Stratified Democracy in the United States"   Jeffrey Winters, Professor of Politics and Director of the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)...

Nov
10
2016

Faculty/Student Lunch

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Informal Faculty/Student Lunch -Drop in any time between 12:30 -2:30 pm with post election discussion. Please contact the Political Science...

Nov
4
2016

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Deva Woodly, The New School "The Pragamatism of Social Movement"   Abstract: We often think of Social Movements as ideal enterprises; activities undertaken...

Nov
1
2016

Registration Advice from Upperclassmen

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In preparation for pre-registration the following week, the Political Science Undergraduate Council is hosting a drop-in session for students who...

Oct
9
2016

2nd Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the second presidential debate with One Book One Northwestern, and get prepped to play NU Predicts: The Election! Sponsored by...

Oct
4
2016

Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the vice presidential debate with fellow Political Science majors and minors   Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the...

Sep
26
2016

1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come watch the 1st presidential debate with fellow Political Science majors and minors.Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the...

May
9
2016

Politics and Violence in Contemporary Africa

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Rachel Riedl, Political Science, will introduce the topic of "Politics and Violence in Contemporary Africa." Richard Joseph, Political Science, will present...

Mar
2
2016

An Evening with Spike Lee

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce “An Evening with Spike Lee” on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Event co-sponsors...

Feb
11
2016

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Daniel Treisman, University of California, Los Angeles "Misperceiving Inequality" Political Science graduate student contact: Sasha Klyachkina

Jan
15
2016

CHSS Meeting with Damon Mayrl

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Damon Mayrl is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Sociology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research uses comparative and...

Jan
13
2016

Commune Winter Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Graduate student contacts: Sasha Klyachkina & Christina LoTempioLunch will be provided

Oct
9
2015

Fall Welcome Back Party

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate the start of the new school year, meet the newest members of our department & reconnect with old friends!...

May
13
2015

Comparative Politics Workshop with Matthew Winters

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

May 13th Matthew Winters, University of Illinois “Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy: Survey Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh” Discussant: Ceyda...

May
8
2015

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

All day

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop Information about 2015 Workshop Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015 Location: Guild Lounge, Northwestern University 2015 CAB Program: PDF

Apr
20
2015

International Relations Speaker Cecelia Lynch

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Political Science and International Relations Workshop present: Cecelia Lynch, UC Irving Title: "Varieties of 'Interpreting International Politics" April 20, 2015 12-2pm Program of...

Apr
10
2015

American Politics Workshop - Wendy Schiller

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Friday, April 10 12:15-1:45pm, Scott 212 Wendy Schiller, Brown University Title:  Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth AmendmentLight lunch will...

Mar
13
2015

American Politics Workshop - Jesse Rhodes

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker Jesse Rhodes - Assoc. Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Political Science & Legal Studies Title: "The Partisanship of American Presidential...

Mar
10
2015

Political Science IR Speaker Series - Tana Johnson

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

IO/IL TalkTana Johnson, Duke University“Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance”Winner of the...

Jan
9
2015

Socrates Now

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Clsssics Cluster in Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences present an encore...

Dec
2
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Salma Al-Shami

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Salma Al-Shami, Northwestern University"Civic Participation in the Syrian Uprisings."Discussant:  Laura Garcia   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall, Room 212Lunch will be provided

Nov
25
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Stan Markus

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Stan Markus, University of Chicago“Postcommunist Plutocracy in Crisis:  The Politics of Wealth Defense in Ukraine.”Discussant:  TBA.   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall,...

Nov
18
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Wendy Pearlman

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University“Trajectories of Fear in Syria.”Discussant:  Sean Lee.   COMPARATIVE POLITICS WORKSHOP12:15pm-­‐1:30pm, Scott Hall, Room 212Lunch will be provided

Nov
7
2014

Graduate Student Conference in Political Theory

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

History, Tradition, Revision Panels: 9:30am History, Tradition, Revision 11:30am Law, Action, and Politics 2:00pm Rethinking Political Agency Keynote Address: Kirstie McClure (UCLA) - 4:30-6PM, Scott 212

Nov
6
2014

25th Annual Leopold Lecture

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Ann Marie Slaughter to deliver 25th Annual Leopold Lecture, Hot Spots and Blind Spots: A New Way for America to Look...

Nov
5
2014

Europe and Islam: The Challenge of Diversity

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Roberta Buffett Lecture in International StudiesEurope and Islam: The Challenge of Diversity Alessandro Ferrari, University of Insubria Alessandro Ferrari is the Roberta Buffett...

Oct
28
2014

Comparative Politics Speaker - Prerna Singh

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The Political Science Department and the Compartive Politics Speaker Series presents: Prerna Singh, Assistant Professor at Department of Government at Harvard...

Oct
21
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Jose Antonio Hernandez, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago o “The Legacies of Authoritarianism: Party Origins and...

Oct
14
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wayne Steger, Professor, Department of Political Science, DePaul Universityo “The Party Decides Among Candidates”

Oct
7
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Kevin Mullinix, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Northwestern Universityo “Partisanship and Preference Formation: Polarization, Issue Importance, and Competing Motivations”o...

Sep
30
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Laurel Harbridge, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern Universityo “State Legislative Institutions, Party Leaders, and Legislator’s Induced Preferences”

Sep
26
2014

Indonesia’s 2014 National Elections

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Buffett Center Faculty & Fellows ColloquiumIndonesia’s 2014 National Elections Jeffrey Winters, Political Science, specializes on oligarchs and elites spanning a range...

Sep
23
2014

Political Parties Working Group

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Jorg Spenkuch, Assistant Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern Universityo “Parties as Teams: Strategic Voting, Partisanship, and Moral Hazard...

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