Events Archive 2008-2009
clough center lectures
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John Uhr, "Ten Things Worth Knowing about Australia: A Field Guide for Political Scientists." McElroy Conference Room, Friday, September 5, 12 p.m.
John Uhr is a professor of public policy at the Australian National University (ANU), director of the Policy and Governance Program in the ANU's Crawford School of Economics and Government and the founding director of the ANU's new Parliamentary Studies Centre. He is the author of Deliberative Democracy in Australia: The Changing Place of Parliament (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Terms of Trust: Arguments Over Ethics in Australian Government (University of New South Wales Press, 2005)
James R. Stoner, Jr., "Science and the Humanities at the Founding and Today"
Fulton 511, Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
Prof. James R. Stoner Jr. is a professor of political science at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (University Press of Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (University Press of Kansas, 2003). He served from 2002 to 2006 on the National Council on the Humanities.
Sidney M. Milkis, "Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the 'Critical' Election of 1912." McElroy Conference Room, September 30, 2008, 5 p.m.
Sidney Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor of the Department of Politics and assistant director for academic programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include The President and the Parties: The Transformation of the American Party System Since the New Deal (Oxford University Press, 1993, 1999); Presidential Greatness (University Press of Kansas, 2000), coauthored with Marc Landy; and The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007 (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2007), 5th edition, coauthored with Michael Nelson. He is the co-editor, with Jerome Mileur, of three volumes on twentieth century political reform: Progressivism and the New Democracy (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999); The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2002); and The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005).
Pietro Nivola and William Galston, "Red and Blue Nation: Partisanship and the 2008 Election." McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge, Tuesday, October 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Nivola and Galston are both senior fellows at the Brookings Institution. Galston was a senior policy advisor to President Bill Clinton.
Robert Kagan, "The Selective Greening of American Business: The Role of Social Norms, Politics, and the Law." Fulton 135, October 23, 4:30 p.m.
Professor Kagan is the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law and a Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. He is among the most distinguished scholars of regulation, environmental law, comparative law and the relationship between business and society. He served for more than a decade as director of the Berkeley Center on Law and Society. Among his recent publications are Shades of Green: Business, Regulation and Environment (with Neil Gunningham and Dorothy Thornton) (Stanford University Press, 2003); Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law (Harvard University Press, 2001); Regulatory Encounters: Multinational Corporations and American Adversarial Legalism (co-edited with Lee Axelrad) (University of California Press, 2000); Going by the Book: The Problem of Regulatory Unreasonableness (with Eugene Bardach) (Temple University Press, 2002); Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick (co-edited with Martin Krygier and Kenneth Winston) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002); "Constitutional Litigation in the United States" in Constitutional Courts in Comparison (2002); "The Politics of Tobacco Regulation in the United States" in Regulating Tobacco (with William Nelson) (2001).
Mary Dudziak, “Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey,” McGuinn Third Floor Lounge, Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Mary L. Dudziak is the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California. In 2008-09, she is an affiliated scholar at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University, and a distinguished visitor at the University of Maryland Law School. Prof. Dudziak is the author of Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey (Oxford University Press, 2008); Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000); editor of September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003); and co-editor (with Leti Volpp) of Legal Borderlands: Law and the Construction of American Borders, a special issue of American Quarterly (September 2005), reissued by Johns Hopkins University Press in March 2006.
John Agresto, "Is Democracy a Universal Value: What Have We Learned from Iraq?" Fulton 511, Thursday, February 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
John Agresto is currently a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and chairman of the Academic Committee, The Board of Regents and Trustees at The American University in Iraq in Sulaimani. From August 2003 until June 2004 he served as a Coalition Provisional Authority senior advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Baghdad. His book on the situation in Iraq, Mugged by Reality – The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, was published by Encounter Books in 2007. Before going to Iraq, Dr. Agresto was president of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 10 years. In the 1980s, Agresto was the assistant, deputy, and acting chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.
Julie Novkov, “Law, State-Building, and Interracial Intimacy in Jim Crow America,” McGuinn Third Floor Lounge, Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 p.m.
Julie Novkov is associate professor of political science and women's studies at SUNY Albany. She is the author of Constituting Workers, Protecting Women: Gender, Law, and Labor in the Progressive Era and the New Deal Years (University of Michigan Press, 2001), Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954 (University of Michigan Press, 2008), and has co-edited two volumes collectively titled Race and American Political Development (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).
Conference on “Law and Religion: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives,” at Princeton University, Thursday, April 16 – Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College will co-sponsor this event in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Religion, The Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought, and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and the Center on Religion and the Constitution of the Witherspoon Institute.
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James Q. Wilson, "If Science Manages to Explain Human Behavior, What Happens to Free Will?" McGuinn Auditorium, Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
James Q. Wilson is the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. From 1961 to 1987, he taught political science at Harvard University, where he was the Shattuck Professor of Government. He was the James Collins Professor of Management and Public Policy at UCLA from 1985 until 1997. He is the author or co-author of fourteen books, the most recent of which are The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families (Harper Collins, 2002), Moral Judgment (Basic Books, 1997), and The Moral Sense (Free Press, 1993). His other books include American Government (Houghton-Mifflin, 2006), Bureaucracy (Basic Books, 1989), Thinking About Crime (Vintage Books, 1985), Varieties of Police Behavior (Harvard University Press, 1978), Political Organizations (Princeton University Press, 1995), and Crime and Human Nature (with Richard J. Herrnstein) (Simon and Schuster, 1985).
Videos and radio interviews from the 2008-2009 academic year
Is democracy a universal value? What have we learned from Iraq?
VIDEO FROM FRONT ROW
John T. Agresto, visiting fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, discusses his recent experiences in Iraq.
VIDEO FROM FRONT ROW
Robert Kagan, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses governmental regulation.
Kersch on the Constitution
Ken Kersch, director of the Clough Center and an associate professor of political science, history, and law at Boston College, talks to Nevada Public Radio about the origins of conservative thinking about the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution as a Living Culture
Ken Kersch, director of the Clough Center and an associate professor of political science, history, and law at Boston College, discusses the difference between the constitution as a text and the constitution as a living culture. (Interview begins at the program's 32nd minute.)