Spring 2020 Events

Upcoming Events

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping our campus community safe, all Clough events will be cancelled for the remainder of the academic year.

Who is the Bigot? Book
Who is the Bigot? Book

**Event Cancelled**

"Who's the Bigot?" Panel Discussion with Linda McClain

March 18th, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Barat House

Linda Mcclain
Robert Kent Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law

In Who's the Bigot?, the eminent legal scholar Linda C. McClain traces the rhetoric of bigotry and conscience across a range of debates relating to marriage and antidiscrimination law. Is "bigotry" simply the term society gives to repudiated beliefs that now are beyond the pale? She argues that the differing views people hold about bigotry reflect competing understandings of what it means to be "on the wrong side of history" and the ways present forms of discrimination resemble or differ from past forms. Furthermore, McClain shows that bigotry has both a backward- and forward-looking dimension. We not only learn the meaning of bigotry by looking to the past, but we also use examples of bigotry, on which there is now consensus, as the basis for making new judgments about what does or does not constitute bigotry and coming to new understandings of both injustice and justice.

Other Panelists:
Hernandez Stroud (BC Law)
Katharine Young (BC Law)
Kim Rubenstein (Australian National University, joining via video)

Moderator: Daniel Kanstroom (BC Law)

Book will be sold at a discount at the event

**Event Cancelled**

Constitutional Reform in Chile

March 31st, 2020 | Barat House

**Event Cancelled**

"Regulating AI: Strategies, Techniques, and Actors"

April 6th, 2020 | 12PM | 10 Stone Ave

Professor Amadeo Santosuosso, University of Pavia

**Event Cancelled**

Patrick Smith Discussion

April 7th, 2020 | Noon | 10 Stone Ave

**Event Cancelled**

"Mediation, Human Rights and the Global Rule of Law"

April 8th, 2020 | Noon | Barat House

Victor Schachter, Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiative 

**Event Cancelled**

Constitutional Law in Poland

April 14th, 2020 at 4PM

Speakers: Professor Miroslaw Wyrzykowski and Professor Wojciech Sadurski

**Event Cancelled**

"We the People" in Putting America First: Race, Religion, and the Measure of American Progress"

April 21st, 2020 | Noon | 10 Stone Ave

Nichole Phillips, PhD

Past Events

Timothy William Waters

Executive Power in Comparative Perspective with Russel Miller

Thurs, Feb 13, 2020 | Luncheon at Noon | Barat House

Details to follow.

Please RSVP at this link by Feb 11.

Free and open to the public.

Timothy William Waters

Secession as a Human Right with Timothy William Waters 

Wed, Feb 5, 2020 | Luncheon at Noon | 10 Stone Ave.

Political commonsense says fixed borders are a good idea. But what if borders are actually a problem -- what if they cause instability, injustice and violence? Despite what globalization theorists might imagine (or hope), borders and states aren't going away -- so we should think hard about if have the right ones, and how to change them if we don't. In this talk, which draws on my recent book, I examine the assumptions behind the current global order's suspicion of new states and border changes, and argues for the justice -- and practicality -- of a more flexible norm: an international right of secession.

Speaker Bio

Please RSVP at this link by Feb 3rd.

Free and open to the public.