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Events 2013-2014

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Spring 2014 Lectures


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True Believers: Collaboration and Opposition under Soviet Totalitarianism with Anne Applebaum

Monday, February 3, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101

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The International Legal Legacy of the Global War on Terror with Kim Lane Scheppele

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 2/10.

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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The Shadow War with Mark Mazzetti

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

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Prisoners' Votes and Judges' Powers: Foreign Parables and Home Truths with John Finnis

Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Fulton Hall, Room 511

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Conference
On Violence: Ethical, Political and Aesthetic Perspectives

March 14 – 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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Critical Theory as Political Philosophy?
Reflections on Honneth and Hegelianism
with Robert Pippin

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethic of Incentives with Ruth Grant

Friday, March 28, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300, Boston College

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Confucianism and Liberal Democracy: Uneasy Marriage or Productive Partnership? with Joseph Chan

Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 4/07.

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In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court Panel with Mark Tushnet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Dinner will be served. RSVP by 4/18.

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The Power of Money Panel

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Featuring Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell, and Benjamin Cohen of UC Santa Barbara

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Transnational Justice and Democracy: Overcoming Three Dogmas of Political Theory with Rainer Forst

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

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Militarism and Charismatic Authority in the Age of Revolutions with David A. Bell

Friday, May 2, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

This keynote address is part of the Early Modern France and the Americas: Connected Histories conference.



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Transnationalizing Democracy: The Example of the European Union with Jurgen Habermas

Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Fall 2013 Lectures


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James Madison and Constitutional Compromise with Mary Sarah Bilder

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 9/06.

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Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments Panel with Chief Justice Aharon Barak, Judge Lech Garlicki, and Vicki Jackson

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
4:30 p.m. Reception | 5:00 p.m. Program
Barat House, Boston College Law School

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Democracy and the Eurozone with Pavlos Eleftheriadis

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave., Room 201
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 9/18.

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The Future of America's Schools with David Kirp

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Devlin 101

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Cosmopolitan Legitimacy in Constitutional Democracy with Mattias Kumm

Friday, September 27, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 9/25.

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Roundtable
New Scholarship on Constitutionalism

Monday, October 7, 2013
12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave, Room 201
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 10/02.



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American Foreign Policy in the Middle East with Vali Nasr

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Devlin 101

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Could There be a Dictatorship inside the EU? with Jan-Werner Mueller

Friday, October 18
5:00 p.m.
Devlin 101.

This keynote address is part of the Conference on Constitutionalism in Central & Eastern Europe.

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Panel
Quebec Secession: Constitutional, Comparative, and Historical Perspectives

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 10/18.

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Symposium
The Future of Journalism: International Reporting and the Public Good

Monday, October 28, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Due to popularity registration is closed.

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

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What Is Power? with Stein Ringen

Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave, Room 201
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 10/29.

Co-sponsor Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

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Global Governance, Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect with Cristina Lafont

Friday, November 1, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Exchange and Self-falsification: J.J. Rousseau and Adam Smith in Dialogue with Charles Griswold

Friday, November 8, 2013
4:00 p.m.
Higgins 300

Part of the John Marshall Lectures in Political Philosophy.

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Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice with Tommie Shelby

Tuesday, November 19
12:00 p.m.
Barat House, Boston College Law School
Space is limited. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 11/15.

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

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Conference
Albert Camus and Algeria

Keynote Speaker: Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker

Monday, November 25, 2013
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Space is limited. Register by 11/21.

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