Harvard University: The Moral Basis of Alleviating Poverty

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The Program on Constitutional Government: “The Moral Basis of Alleviating Poverty”


The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard, a JMC partner program, will host Howard Husock for a lunchtime lecture on morality and the alleviation of poverty.

Friday, March 6, 2020 • 12:00 PM
CGIS North (Knafel), Room 354 • Harvard University

RSVP to attend: pcg@gov.harvard.edu (Andy Zwick, Executive Director)

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Howard Husock, Manhattan InstituteHoward Husock is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. A City Journal contributing editor, he is the author of Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and Decline of Bourgeois Norms (Encounter, 2019). From 1987 through 2006, Husock was director of case studies in public policy and management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. ​His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, New York Times, and many other publications​. A former broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker for WGBH Boston, his work there won three Emmy Awards, including a National News and Documentary Emmy (1982).

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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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