Political Theory Project Events

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:00pm

Totaling nearly $16,500,000,000,000, your share of the Federal Debt is more than $50,000. With that in mind, come enjoy a free lunch at the Faculty Club this Friday,...

Professor Linford Fisher
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

What does the re-election of Barack Obama mean for the Religious
Right? Is it the "end of evangelical dominance" as The Atlantic
stated? Is it the "rejection" of the cultural values of social and
political conservatives, as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert...

Robert Kagan and Charles Kupchan
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 4:00pm

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Francis Fukuyama famously declared that it was “the end of history,” a Pax Americana with the U.S. presiding over global democratization. September 11th, two wars, and a financial crisis later, structural weaknesses in the U.S. economy coupled with the rise of...

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:00pm

Election over, but you're not quite over it yet? Come to the Faculty Club to enjoy a free lunch while participating in facilitated discussion and analysis of the results of the 2012 election. We will discuss a broad range of aspects of the election ranging from who won the Presidency to...

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 4:00pm

Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground (1984) and The Bell Curve (1994) delivers a public lecture on his latest book: Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2010.

In his new book, Murray argues that, in just the last few decades, a new type of upper...

Michael Vorenberg
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:00pm

Both major presidential candidates in 2012 have ended up engaging with the issue of American exceptionalism--that is, what makes the past, present, and future of the United States special or at least distinctive. Their versions of what makes America exceptional differ in key ways, but they have...

Michael Dreeben and Jeffrey Rosen
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:30pm

With ever evolving technology, law enforcement officials employ investigative tools that were beyond the wildest dreams of the founding fathers. Consequently, many Americans are beginning to inquire what does the 4th Amendment’s guarantee against “unreasonable searches and seizure” mean in...

Rod Paige and Randi Weingarten
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

National conversation over public education reform takes many forms, but the debate has increasingly focused on teachers and their unions. Long believed by the public to be a stronghold of workers fighting to keep their jobs, teachers'  unions are fighting to convey that they share the goal...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 12:00pm

Throughout history, third parties in the American political system have held varying political positions. How have they contributed to American democracy? Are they a positive force? Do we need one now? Join the Janus Forum to discuss these and more questions at the Faculty Club. We'll send you a...

Sara Matthiesen
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 1:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center for a free Faculty Club discussion on women's rights in the context of the "war on women" with Sara Matthiesen, a PhD candidate in the American Studies department. Sara is writing a dissertation about reproductive rights, how they get...