Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gilman-Opalsky to speak on social movements and the public sphere

Contact: Kimberly Craig at 206-6245,
or Richard Gilman-Opalsky at 206-8328,

What: "Unbounded Publics: Social Movements, Rebellion, and the Public Sphere," a presentation by Richard Gilman-Opalsky, assistant professor of political philosophy in the Political Science department at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

When & Where: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 19, in Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library on the UIS campus.

Details: Public spheres are where people engage new ideas and arguments and where social movements and rebellions begin. Dr. Gilman-Opalsky's presentation will facilitate a discussion of this process.

He is the author of Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (2008, Lexington Books).

See a webcast of the presentation

More about Dr. Gilman-Opalsky's book

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Illinois Issues has revised, expanded website

Contact: Dana Heupel, 206-6084,

What: Illinois Issues magazine has a revised and expanded website, available at

Details: With a cleaner look and feel, the new design makes it easier for users to find what they’re looking for. In addition to a search function and comments area, other new features include audio and video posts. Improvements will continue in coming months, and feedback is welcome. Those with comments or requests can post their ideas at the site or e-mail them to Executive Editor Dana Heupel at

Illinois Issues is a not-for-profit monthly publication dedicated to providing fresh, provocative analysis of public policy in Illinois with a special focus on state government and politics. The magazine also sponsors and promotes other appropriate public affairs educational activities and publishes an annual Roster of State Government Officials.

Illinois Issues is published by Center Publications, part of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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