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Clough Graduate Fellow John Louis Published in the Portland Tribune
John Louis, Clough Center Graduate Fellow, was published in an op-ed piece in the Portland Tribune. Louis's piece is titled "Nation must bite the bullet, raise federal gas tax". Read the full article here.



Clough Graduate Fellow Shannon Monaghan Published in Contemporary European History (Cambridge)
Shannon Monaghan, Clough Center Graduate Fellow, recently had an article published by Contemporary European History (Cambridge). The article, "Whose Country, Whose Soldiers, Whose Responsibility? First World War Ex-Servicemen and the Development of the Irish Free State, 1923-1939," examines how Irish First World War veterans served as transitional figures during the state-building phase of the Irish Free State in the 1920s and 1930s, and shows how these men served as vehicles through which the Free State cemented its stability and defined its independence and obligations in the international and domestic arenas in the interwar period.

“Whose Country, Whose Soldiers, Whose Responsibility? First World War Ex-Servicemen and the Development of the Irish Free State, 1923–1939.” Contemporary European History, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb., 2014), pp. 75-94.



Civic Works: Supporting the Public-Service Internship. This story, written by William Bole for Boston College Magazine, profiles the Clough Center's 2013 Civic Internship Grant Recipients. Read the story »



Clough Center Publishes 2012-2013 Annual Report. The Annual Report summarizes all of the past year's events, programs, and special guests. Read the report »



Clough Center Selects Inaugural Public Interest Law Scholars. Twelve Boston College Law students have been selected as the first Public Interest Law Scholars of the University’s Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, as part of the center’s mission to support students who are committed to service for others. Program web page | Read the Boston College Chronicle article »



Jeremy Waldron's inaugural Clough Distinguished Lecture in Jurisprudence has recently been published by the Boston College Law Review. Waldron, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, University of Oxford and University Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, delivered his lecture last September to an eager audience of Boston College faculty and students. Read it »



2012 Election Analyzed By Top Scholars – The Heights
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy held a conference titled “The 2012 Election in Comparative and Historical Perspective.” The event featured a series of speakers discussing topics relevant to the upcoming election. Read the full article here.



Perju Takes Clough Center Reins – The Boston College Chronicle
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy begins its fifth year with a new director and a new direction in its mission to promote interdisciplinary reflection on constitutional government in the United States and throughout the world. Read the full article here.



Clough Graduate Fellow Seth Meehan Published in The New York Times
Seth Meehan, Clough Center Graduate Fellow, published an article examining the historical dimensions of the contraception debate in the New York Times. Meehan's article, part of the ongoing 2012 election series Campaign Stops, examines the role that Boston Cardinal Richard Cushing played in the birth control debate of the 1960s. See Seth's full article here.



The Clough Center congratulates Hidetaka Hirota, a doctoral candidate in History at Boston College, for receiving the Organization of American Historian's Pelzer Award for Best Essay in American History. Hirota received funding from the Center for his dissertation on the history of immigration restriction in the nineteenth-century United States. Read the full press release here.

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