Harvard University: A More Populist Conservatism

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The Program on Constitutional Government: “A More Populist Conservatism”


The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard, a JMC partner program, will host Oren Cass for a lunchtime lecture on populism’s influence on conservatism.

Friday, February 21, 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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Oren Cass, Manhattan InstituteOren Cass is an author and a political analyst whose 2018 book, The Once And Future Worker. A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America, has received high praise. Cass previously served as a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work on strengthening the labor market addressed issues ranging from the social safety net and environmental regulation to trade and immigration to education and organized labor. He also writes extensively on the nature and implications of climate change and on the process of formulating and evaluating public policy. Cass has written for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, National Affairs, and National Review. He regularly testifies before Congress.

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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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