Political Theory Project Events

Wendy Schiller
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows and the Political Science DUG on Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm in Salomon 001 for a conversation with Political Science Professor Wendy Schiller on the correspondence between voter turnout and public policy outcomes. Who "wins" in American public policy and who "loses"? How does...

Glenn Loury and Ray Lotta
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Occupy Movement has brought increasing attention to questions of injustice and inequalities in U.S. society. It has also opened up a conversation about the nature and future of capitalism, and whether there are viable alternatives to the present system. Two provacative thinkers - one a...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 1:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows and UCS for lunch at the Faculty Club and a conversation on university governance with Russell Carey, Senior VP for Corporation Affairs and Governance at Brown.

How can we understand the governance of the modern university in the 21st century, who are the various...

Russell Carey, Sr. VP for Corporation Affairs and Governance at Brown
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 1:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows and UCS for a FREE Faculty Club lunch on university governance with Russell Carey, Senior VP for Corporation Affairs and Governance at Brown.

How can we understand the governance of the modern university? In the 21st century, who are the various actors and what are...

Ben Noble (URC) and Ben Wofford '15
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

The City of Providence is in dire fiscal straits - but how much can Brown be expected to help? President Ruth Simmons proposed an increase in the University's voluntary payment, but Mayor Taveras rejected it, saying it's not enough. Should Brown lose its tax-exempt status? Are the payments...

Michael Eric Dyson and Boyce Watkins
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:00pm

An international phenomenon, hip hop music has arguably transformed the artistic and cultural landscape of our generation. While it is widely accepted as influential and pervasive, hip hop remains the subject of heated debate as well as criticism for its often controversial content and language...

Rose McDermott
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows for a conversation with Political Science Professor Rose McDermott on the various strategies for American Foreign Policy. Ron Paul's isolationism contrasts the more typical GOP strategy of inerventionism. What are the pros, cons, and long-term implications of these...

Kevin Vallier, Political Theory Project
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

What is the role of religion in politics? How do Americans' religious preferences influence the political choices they make? How should they? What should Americans make of religion and religiously-based reasoning in political discourse?

Kevin Vallier, a Postdoctoral Research Associate...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 8:00pm

As Brown considers who will be the successor to President Ruth Simmons, the Janus Forum is hosting a town hall to air the opinions of the general student body. Joining us on the panel will be Simon Liebling '12, Samuel Howard '14, and Paul Tran '14. The panelists will discuss President Simmons'...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows for a lunch discussion about inequality in the United States.

What are the dimensions of economic, social, and cultural inequality? How do these forms of inequality interact with each other and should we consider them separate? How are American conceptions of...