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Conference Schedule

gambling and the american moral landscape

Thursday, October 25, 2007 view schedule in pdf

friday, october 26, 2007

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    thursday, october 25, 2007

    1:00 - 3:30 PM    THE NEW POLITICS & POLICY OF GAMBLING

    CHAIR
    Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., Boston College


    PAPERS
    "Ends and Means in State Lotteries: The Importance of a Good Cause"

     Charles T. Clotfelter and Philip J. Cook, Duke University


    "The Politics of Sovereignty and the Federal Role in Gambling"
     Michael Nelson, Rhodes College


    "The Morality of Indian Gaming: Negotiating a Different Terrain"
     Kathryn R.L. Rand and Steven A. Light, University of North Dakota


    DISCUSSANT

     R. Shep Melnick, Boston College

    3:45 - 6:15 PM    INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL IMPACT

    CHAIR
    Joseph Quinn, Boston College


    PAPERS
    "Behavioral Measures of Risk-Taking"
    Rachel T.A. Croson, University of Texas, Dallas
    James Sundali and Matthew Fox, University of Nevada, Reno


    "Gambling with the Family"
    John P. Hoffmann, Brigham Young University


    "A Neuropsychiatric Perspective on Gambling and Morality"
     Marc Potenza, Yale University


    DISCUSSANT
     John Dombrink, University of California, Irvine

    friday, october 26, 2007

    9:00 - 11:30 AM    THEOLOGY, GAMBLING AND RISK

    CHAIR
     Judith Wilt, Boston College

    PAPERS

    "The Memory of Sin"
    William Galston, Brookings Institution

    "Grace and Gambling"
    Kathryn Tanner, University of Chicago

    "The Puzzling History of the Criminal Law of Gambling"
     
    David A. Skeel, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
    William Stuntz,  Harvard University

    DISCUSSANT
     Dwayne E. Carpenter, Boston College

    1:00 - 3:30 PM    GAMBLING IN AMERICAN CULTURE

    CHAIR
    David Quigley, Boston College

    PAPERS
    "The Tale of Two 'Sins:' Regulation of Gambling and Tobacco"
    Richard McGowan, S.J., Boston College

    "Beyond Pathology: The Cultural Meanings of Gambling"
    T. J. Jackson Lears, Rutgers University

    "The Culture War Issue that Never Was: Why the Right and Left Have Overlooked Gambling"
    Alan Wolfe, Boston College

    DISCUSSANT
    Steven A. Light, University of North Dakota