Political Theory Project Events

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

With roughly 6000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students, and 700 full-time professors, Brown must address a wide range of issues in its budgetary planning. Join the Janus Forum for an open discussion of how Brown spends just under one billion dollars per year and what concerns may arise...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Political Theory Project, in collaboration with Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) present an Odyssey Lecture with "Freeway" Rick Ross, the drug kingpin turned reformer. After serving a commuted life sentence of over 20 years, Ross has become a social reformer, supporting broad...

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Come join the Janus Forum for a free screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary "The Square" on Saturday, March 15th at 1 PM in MacMillan 115. 


Running short on meal credits? Even more reason to come. We've got FREE FOOD. 



Robert Levgold, Roman Torgovitsky, Linda Cook, Patricia Herlihy, Michael Kennedy, Richard M. Locke, Anna Lysyanskaya
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Watson Institute for International Studies and The Janus Forum as we present a teach-in: "Making Sense of Events in Ukraine". Panelists include: 


Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Based on his recent book, Who's the Fairest of Them All? The Truth about Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America, Stephen Moore examines what it means to be fair. Should everyone get an equal amount? Does the government have the authority to enforce that principle? He examines what it means...

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join the Janus Forum and the organizers and supporters of the demonstration against Ray Kelly as we discuss the role of protest and its effects, whether good or bad, on free speech at Brown. 

Though there have already been several conversations in the aftermath of the...

Professor Pamela Foa
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join Professor Foa in examining various cases of untraditional rape and assess the law's relation to the female gneder. Do women appear unequally before the law? If so, why? The lecture will be followed by Q&A. As always, FREE PIZZA.

Professor Fiery Cushman
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Already stuck in the November slump? Come take some time out with the Janus Fellows and Professor Fiery Cushman of the Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences Department as we discuss the psychological aspects of retributive punishment. Cushman’s psychological research leads us to...

Professor Arnulf Becker
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:30pm
Come join the Janus Fellows and Professor Arnulf Becker as we discuss the use of force by the United States outside of the context of war. Is it right for the United States to take action in Libya or Somalia without authorization? How much flexibility is acceptable? Come join us and discuss....
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

What Money Can't Buy

Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, delivers an Odyssey Lecture on his latest book: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. In his book, Sandel takes up one of the biggest ethical...