Events Archive 2010-2011
clough center lectures
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Gabriel Schoenfeld, "Necessary Secrets: Leaks, National Security, and the Law," Thursday, September 16, 4:30 PM, McGuinn 121 [Constitution Day Lecture]
Gabriel Schoenfeld is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Resident Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. A former senior editor of Commentary magazine, and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he founded the research bulletin Post-Soviet Prospects, Schoenfeld has published numerous articles and reviews in leading newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, the Atlantic, the National Interest,and the New Republic. Schoenfeld is also the author of The Return of Anti-Semitism (Encounter, 2004). He has also appeared as a guest commentator on major broadcast and cable television networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and abroad on NHK (Japan) and CBC (Canada).
Workshop for Visiting Ukrainian Judges, Wednesday, September 29, 9 AM-4 PM [by invitation only].
The Clough Center, the Islamic Civilization and Society Program, and BC Law School, in conjunction with The Federal Judicial Center of the United States Courts, The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, The United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, The Library of Congress's Open World Leadership Center, and World Boston, will host a delegation of judges from the Ukraine. Part of their itinerary will include lectures and discussions led by BC law professors George Brown, Ingrid Hillinger, Mary Bilder, and Vlad Perju, and political science professor Kay Lehman Schlozman.
James Q. Wilson, “With the Unemployment Rate Over 10 Percent, Why Has the Crime Rate Not Gone Up?” Thursday, October 7, Luncheon Seminar, RSVP required, 12 noon. Room sent to participants. Email email@example.com to RSVP
Book Panel on Alison LaCroix’s The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard, 2010), Wednesday, October 27, 4:30 PM, McGuinn 121
Featuring Alison LaCroix, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago, R. Shep Melnick, O’Neill Professor of Political Science at Boston College, Steven Calabresi, George C. Dix Professor of Constitutional Law at Northwestern University, and Edward Purcell, Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor of Law at New York Law School
David Kirp,“Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap: African-American Males and Equal Educational Opportunity” Thursday, November 18, Lunch Talk, 12 Noon, Large Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave, RSVP required.
David L. Kirp is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and one of the nation’s leading authorities on education and social policy. He has written widely on issues of gender, race, education, affirmative action, housing, AIDs, and other policy issues with an emphasis on the question of justice in practice, and the contours of community. He has written for many magazines and newspapers, including theNew York Times and the Nation, and regularly appears on radio and television, and advises and addresses policymakers at all levels of government. Kirp is the author of The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics (Harvard, 2007), which won the 2007 Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in the Education (2007), Shakespeare, Einstein and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education (Harvard, 2003), which received the “best book” award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (2005).
James Q. Wilson, "The Politics of Immigration Policy" Thursday, December 2, 2010. Luncheon Seminar, 12 Noon. RSVP required: Clough.firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 Stone Ave, large conference room.
Paul Solman, “The BC Dilemma: The Business Life and the Kingdom of Heaven: Does a Camel have an Easier Time with the Needle?" January 29 (Saturday Seminar), 10:00 AM, 10 Stone Avenue. By invitation.
[Co-sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and The Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics]
A workshop for students, led by Paul Solman (PBS Newshour), in conversation with Chuck Clough (Clough Capital Partners), Thomas Massaro, S.J. (School of Theology and Ministry), Kenneth Himes, OFM (Theology), Harold Petersen (Economics), Laurie Shepard (Romance Languages), Robert Faulkner (Political Science), Jeff Chuang (Biology), and Susan Shell (Political Science).
Paul Solman is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning television journalist. He has served as the business and economics correspondent for the PBS NewsHour since 1985. Solman began his career as the founding editor of the alternative Boston weekly The Real Paper (1972). He began his work in business journalism as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard Business School (1976), then moved on to a position as the business reporter for WGBH Boston, and then to the NewsHour. Solman was co-originator and executive editor of PBS's business documentary series, ENTERPRISE. He has written for many magazines, including Forbes and Mother Jones (where he was east coast editor), and is the author of Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield (1983), which appeared in Japanese, German, Chinese. Solman has taught classes on business and economics at Harvard Business School, Yale, and other universities.
Pauline Maier "James Madison Reconsidered: The Significance of the Ratification Debates of 1787-88 for Interpreting the Constitution," based on her new book (Simon and Schuster, 2010), Wednesday, February 9, 4:30 PM, Law School East Wing Room 200.
[Co-sponsored by BC Law School Legal History Roundtable]
Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at MIT, and one the nation’s premiere historians of the American Revolution. She is the author of many scholarly articles, and From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 (1972), The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams (1980), and American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (1997). American Scripture was on the New York Times Book Review editors "Choice" list of the best 11 books of 1997 and a finalist in General Nonfiction for the National Book Critics' Circle Award.
Roundtable Discussion: “Is Partisanship a Bad Thing?” with Nancy Rosenblum, Russell Muirhead, and R. Shep Melnick, Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 pm, Yawkey Center, Murray Function Room (426).
Nancy Rosenblum is Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, and Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University. The current president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, Rosenblum is one of the country’s leading scholars of the history modern political thought, contemporary political theory, and constitutionalism. She his the author of many articles and books, including, Bentham’s Theory of the Modern State (Harvard, 1978), Another Liberalism: Romanticism and the Reconstruction of Liberal Thought (Harvard, 1987), Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton, 2000), which won the David Easton Prize from the American Political Science Association, and, most recently, of On the Side of the Angels: In Praise of Parties and Partisanship (Princeton, 2008).
Russell Muirhead is Robert Clements Associate Professor of Democracy and Politics, Dartmouth College. An expert on political thought and theory, and American political thought, Muirhead is the author of numerous articles and of Just Work (Harvard, 2004), and is currently writing a book entitled A Defense of Party Spirit.
R. Shep Melnick is the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics at Boston College. He teaches a variety of courses on American politics, including Democracy in America (the centerpiece of which is a careful reading of Tocqueville’s book by the same name), Courts and Public Policy, Ideas and Institutions in American Politics, Bureaucracy, Rights in Conflict, and the American politics graduate field seminar. His research and writing focuses on the intersection of law and politics. His first book, Regulation and the Courts (Brookings Institution, 1983), examined judicial influence on the development of environmental policy. His second, Between the Lines (Brookings Institution, 1994), investigated the ways in which statutory interpretation has shaped a variety of entitlement programs. His current research project looks at how the Rehnquist Court is reshaping our governing institutions. Melnick is co-chair of the Harvard Program on Constitutional Government and a past president of the New England Political Science Department. Before coming to Boston College in 1997 he had taught at Harvard University and served as chair of the Political Science Department at Brandeis University.
Keith Whittington, "Originalism 2.0," Thursday, March 17, 12:15 PM, East Wing, 115 A, BC Law School [lunch provided]Co-sponsored with the BC Law School Federalist Society
Keith E. Whittington is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History (Princeton, 2007), Constitutional Construction: Divided Powers and Constitutional Meaning (Harvard, 1999), and Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review (Kansas, 1999). He is also the editor of Congress and the Constitution (Duke, 2005) (with Neal Devins), and of The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics (Oxford, 2008) (with R. Daniel Kelemen and Gregory A. Caldeira). Whittington was the recipient of the C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book in law and courts, and the J. David Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history. He has published widely on American constitutional theory and development, federalism, judicial politics, and the presidency.
Margot Canaday, "The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America," Tuesday, April 5, 4:30 PM, Fulton 115
Margot Canaday is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. Her book The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009) examines military, immigration, and welfare policy to ask how, in the early-to-mid twentieth century, homosexuality came to be a meaningful category for the federal government. The Straight State is the recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies (2010), the Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (2010), and the Gladys M. Kammerer Award from the American Political Science Association.
Screening of Frederick Wiseman’s film State Legislature (2006), with a discussion led by the filmmaker, Saturday, April 16, Time/Room TBA (co-sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Arts and the Departments of Fine Arts and Film Studies)
Frederick Wiseman is one the world’s most esteemed documentary filmmakers. The recipient of both the Guggenheim and the MacArthur “Genius” fellowships, Wiseman’s films, which explore the nature of institutions, have been the subject of retrospectives around the world, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Swedish Film Institute and Cinematheque in Stockholm, the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporareo in Mexico City, and the Cineteca Nazionale, Rome, Danske Filmskole in Copenhagen. The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) presented a year-long retrospective of his work in 2010. In addition to State Legislature, his films include Titicut Follies (1967); High School (1968); Hospital (1969); Basic Training (1971); Juvenile Court (1973); Racetrack (1985); Public Housing (1997), and many others. His most recent films are La Danse – Le Ballet de L’Opera de Paris (2009), and Boxing Gym (2010). http://www.zipporah.com/
James Q. Wilson luncheon talk, Should Enemy Combatants Be Given a Miranda Warning?", Tuesday, April 19th, Noon, [lunch provided, RSVP required] 10 Stone Ave.
Bradley Hays, “What Do States Have to Do with It? The Role of States in American Constitutional Politics," Tuesday, May 3rd, Noon [lunch provided, RSVP required], 10 Stone Ave.