Political Theory Project Events

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...

Rose McDermett
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:00pm

This Open Seminar Lunch features Professor McDermott leading a discussion on the current place of feminism and the challenges facing women in the workplace today. She will also examine potential solutions to gender inequality.

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:00pm

Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, is the author of Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton University, 2005). His talk addresses the recent revelation that the National Security...

Professor Richard Arenberg
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
Bill McKibben (Founder, 350.org), Christian Parenti (Journalist; Author, "The Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence), and James Rogers (Former CEO, Duke Energy)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:30am

A coal-divestment campaign has gained traction on many college campuses. Under the leadership of 350.org, students are encouraging universities to divest from fossil fuel industries with the goal of improving the environment. Is university divestment from energy companies an effective way to...

Professor Alex Gourevitch
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:00pm
Randall Kennedy and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:30pm

This year's Constitution Day Lecture is hosted by the Political Theory Project Visiting Professor Steve Calabresi (Northwest Law). Constitution Day Lectures examine how the US Constitution has shaped American culture, American lives, and the place of the United States in the world.

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Nigel Cameron and Gregory Stock
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:00pm

In the past 20 years we have seen more rapid development in biomedical engineering and genetics than at any point in human history. From Dolly the sheep to the creation of Synthia, the world's first totally synthetic life form, by the J. Craig Venter Institute in 2010, the ability of humanity to...