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ETHAN LIPKA, Poli-Sci sophomore trying to make a difference

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm Ethan Lipka, a political science sophomore at Northwestern University. I have worked for Elizabeth Warren, 314 Action, and other Democratic organizations across America in my efforts to help make a difference.

In my free time, I enjoy talking to people, playing boardgames, or learning new skills. For example, this quarantine I learned to play Go.

Past Classes

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H53: Win-Win Scenario: An Introduction to Negotiation in the Courtroom in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
To get what you want, you got to be able to ask for it. Whether it be a multi-million dollar business deal, a decade long fight for custody, or a crucial decision about whether to lock someone up for the rest of their days, negotiation is an invaluable skill to win the high risk, high reward cases that lawyers are presented with. Come be a part of an engaging simulation where you’ll be tasked with fighting on behalf of your client for a stake in the materials needed for a potentially life-saving drug. Think you have what it takes?

H442: The Euthyphro Dilemma: Learning to Read Plato and Why in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Alfred North Whitehead one said, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” The first time you hear this quote you scoff, and think, “he must be overstating the dude.” At least I thought that before my first political theory course, but the more political theory you read, the more you’ll see just how amazingly influential he has been on our thinking, even today. While the translations of his work are excellent, to really understand him requires learning context about the ways in which he said what he said and why. In this class, we will go over the Euthyphro to understand one of the first known arguments against religious government, how to read Plato, and see why he's important.