Political Theory Project Events

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.

The U...

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...

Kevin Sabet and Aaron Houston
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:30pm

Last November, Colorado and Washington passed ballot initiatives to become the first states to legalize the sale and cultivation of marijuana for adults. Should other states follow their lead? Join the Janus Forum and Brown Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) to watch Kevin Sabet, dubbed...

Collaboration with Brown Political Forum
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Brown Political Forum (BPF) and Janus are teaming up to share Brown students' voices on genetic engineering in anticipation of the Janus Lecture, Genetic Engineering: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?  This discussion examines the future of genetic engineering. 

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