Political Theory Project Events

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...

Harpo Jaeger and Annie Rose London
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 for a conversation on birthright citizenship. History Professor Michael Vorenberg will trace the roots and consider the stakes of birthright citizenship in a 15 minute lecture followed by a Q&A period. As always, free Nice Slice!...

Glenn Greenwald and John P. Walters
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 4:00pm

 

In July 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs, adopting a policy that has since become increasingly popular. Some studies seem to indicate no significant increase in usage since decriminalization; and that deaths, sexually transmitted diseases, and other drug-related...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows on Thursday, November 3rd at 8:00 in Kassar House Foxboro Auditorium for a conversation with Anthropology Professor Bianca Dahl on the misunderstood role of cultural barriers in public health policy. Professor Dahl will draw on her own research with HIV patients in...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:00pm

Ms. McCloskey is the Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois. Trained as an Economist at Harvard, she has written 14 books and published numerous articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows on Tuesday, October 25th at 8:00 PM for a conversation with Public Policy Professor Ross Cheit on the problems with post-conviction relief in light of the recent execution of Troy Davis. Professor Cheit will give a short lecture followed by a Q&A period. As always,...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:00pm

In 2003, Brown adopted a need-blind admissions policy for first-year admissions. However, Brown currently admits transfer and international students on a need-aware basis. Join us as we debate the policy and whether it should be revised in the future. Debating will be Zoe Hoffman and Nick...