Political Theory Project Events

Jessica Valenti and Wendy McElroy
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:30pm

Sexual assault on college campuses is receiving increased scrutiny. As calls to combat sexual assault grow louder on campuses across the country, many are looking to colleges to respond. Do the current methods that universities use while handling rape cases work? How can universities...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:30pm

Robert Post, Dean of the Yale Law School, will discuss the relationship between academic freedom and the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court has long postulated the existence of such a relationship, but its decisions have been inconsistent and untheorized. As a consequence, the legal...

Lawrence Lessig and Eugene Volokh
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Since Citizens United v. FEC, elections in the United States have changed dramatically. The 2012 Election cycle was the most expensive inhistory, and with the recent ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, that trend looks to continue. Many have called for changes in campaign finance law, but barring a...

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:30am

The Brown-Northwestern joint faculty conference, hosted by PTP Visiting Professor Steve Calabresi, will focus on the unifying theme: "Freedom of Expression and the Living Constitution." Professor Calabresi and Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin will kick off the discussion by each speaking for 12...

Noam Chomsky (MIT) and Dennis Ross (Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

From sympathetic supporter to militarty funder, the US relationship to Israel has evolved since its post-World War II inception. Over the years, Israel has received the largest amount of foreign aid from the United States, largely in the form of military assistance. Israel has been a democratic...

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. 

 

Movie...

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: 

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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...