Upcoming Events for The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard

Remaining Fall 2016  Events for JMC Partner Program at Harvard

From the Program on Constitutional Government:

Lunchtime Seminars:

November 18, 2016: Christopher Caldwell on “The Election: What Just Happened?” Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times and Slate. He writes for, among others, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West (2009). He received his BA in English literature from Harvard.

December 2, 2016: Dennis Hale on “Debating the American Jury.” Dennis Hale has taught in the Political Science Department at Boston College since 1978. He has published essays on local government, American political thought, public administration, and the modern experience of citizenship. With Marc Landy, he has edited two volumes of essays by the French political scientist Bertrand de Jouvenel: The Nature of Politics, and Economics and the Good Life: Essays on Political Economy. He is the author, most recently, of The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline (University Press of Kansas, 2016).

Each of the lunchtime seminars runs from 12 to 2 pm. They begin with a lunch, from 12 to 12:30, before the speaker delivers his summary wisdom. We leave plenty of time for questions and disputes.

The lunchtime events are scheduled for Room 354 in the CGIS Knafel Building, located at 1737 Cambridge Street in Cambridge.

Government Department Political Theory Colloquium:

December 1, 2016: Mark Blitz on TBA. Mark Blitz is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and director of the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World at Claremont McKenna College. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard. He is the author of Plato’s Political Philosophy; Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life, and Heidegger’s Being and Time and the Possibility of Political Philosophy. The lecture will take place at 4pm, Knafel 450, 1737 Cambridge Street

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