Spring 2020 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's the Bigot?" Panel Discussion with Linda McClain
March 18th, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Barat House
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.
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
Constitutional Reform in Chile
March 31st, 2020 | Barat House
"Regulating AI: Strategies, Techniques, and Actors"
April 6th, 2020 | 12PM | 10 Stone Ave
Professor Amadeo Santosuosso, University of Pavia
Patrick Smith Discussion
April 7th, 2020 | Noon | 10 Stone Ave
"Mediation, Human Rights and the Global Rule of Law"
April 8th, 2020 | Noon | Barat House
Victor Schachter, Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiative
Constitutional Law in Poland
April 14th, 2020 at 4PM
Speakers: Professor Miroslaw Wyrzykowski and Professor Wojciech Sadurski
"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
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.
Free and open to the public.