Harvard University: The Assault on American Excellence

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The Program on Constitutional Government: “The Assault on American Excellence”


The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard, a JMC partner program, will host Anthony Kronman for a lunchtime lecture on his newest book, The Assault on American Excellence, which examines the relationship between campus speech and a successful democracy.

Friday, November 1, 2019 • 12:00 PM
CGIS Knafel Building, Room 354 • Harvard University

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Anthony Kronman is the Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Formerly Dean, Professor Kronman now teaches contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility. In addition to The Assault on American Excellence (Free Press, 2019), he is the author of Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life (Yale University Press, 2007) and Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan (Yale University Press, 2016).

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The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University was founded in 1985 by Harvey Mansfield and William Kristol, and has been guided since then by Mansfield and R. Shep Melnick of Boston College. The Program promotes the study of the U.S. Constitution and its principles, combining the fields of political theory and American government. It brings visiting professors to Harvard, invites guest speakers, and supports postdoctoral fellowships. The Program also seeks to improve the access of Harvard students to political debate by ensuring that the principle of diversity is not confined to favored classes of Americans, but extended to political opinion, since it is the interest of all that both sides be heard.

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