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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy


clough center for the study of constitutional democracy

spring 2016

The Future of Economic and Social Rights »

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - Wednesday, April 20, 2016
East Wing 200, Boston College Law School

Keynote speaker: Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University


spring 2015

conference image of Lady Justice with a Third Reich symbol in one of her scales.

Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third-Reich »

Tuesday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Boston College

Registration required by March 6, 2015.

Spring 2014


Early Modern France and the Americas: Connected Histories

Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 3, 2014
Stokes Hall, Room 195S, Boston College

With keynote address by David A. Bell, Princeton University
"Militarism and Charismatic Authority in the Age of Revolutions"
Friday, May 2 • 4:30 p.m.

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On Violence: Ethical, Political and Aesthetic Perspectives

March 13 – March 15, 2014
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

With Keynote Addresses:

How to Think About the Morality of War
Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
Friday, March 14 • 5:30 p.m.

The Floor of the World
Elaine Scarry, Harvard University
Saturday, March 15 • 3:45 p.m.

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Fall 2013


Albert Camus and Algeria

Monday, November 25, 2013
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Boston College

Keynote address by Adam Gopnik, of The New Yorker.

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Constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thompson Room, Burns Library

With Keynote Speaker Jan-Werner Mueller, Princeton University
Friday, October 18 | 5:00 p.m.

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The Future of Journalism: International Reporting and the Public Good

Monday, October 28, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Space is limited. Register by 10/24.

With Keynote Speaker Bill Keller, Executive Editor, The New York Times (2003-2011)

Watch the keynote address | Details »