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Events 2014-2015

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Fall 2014 Lectures

Portrait of Francis Bacon

Science is Power: Politics & Knowledge in the Thought of Francis Bacon

Friday, September 12, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Room 521
Registration required by 9/10.

Part of the John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy.

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Community & Individuality in Aesthetic Experience with Paul Guyer »

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall, Room 521

Co-sponsored by the BC Philosophy Department.

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Two Humanitarianisms
A Constitution Day Lecture with John Witt

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
3:30 p.m.
East Wing 120, Boston College Law School

Co-sponsored by the BC Law Legal History Roundtable.

Clough Fellows Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Connolly House

By invitation only.

Upward view of skyscrapers with a gray cloudy sky in the background. Photo by Simon_Syon via Flickr.

The Prophetic Task of Legal Thought with Roberto Mangabeira Unger »

Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:30 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Reception to follow. RSVP by 10/13.

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Symposium on Constitution-Making & Constitutional Design »

Friday, October 31, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
Registration required by 10/27.

With keynote speaker Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Close-up of Japanese Soldier's uniform, focusing on shoulder patch of the country's flag

Panel Discussion
The War on Japan's Pacifist Constitution »

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School

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International Legitimation with Sebastiano Maffettone

Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Hovey House Library, Room 107

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The Political Life of Poetry »

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101

Part of The Arts and the Culture of Democracy Series.

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Why Government Fails So Often and What Legal Education Can Do to Address the Problem with Peter Schuck »

Thursday, December 4, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School

RSVP to by December 1st.

Co-sponsored by the Boston College Political Science Department.