Political Theory Project Events

Kevin O'Brian '13 & Shawn Patterson '12
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 8:00pm

Over the past few months, debate has raged in Congress over America's budget deficits and what to do about them. As entitlements constitute a large and ever growing part of our nation's budget, they have come under intense scrutiny in deficit reduction talks. As approximately 20% of the federal...

Professors Bill Keach and Luther Spoehr; and Brown students Amit Jain '12 and Joy Joung '11
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:00pm

A panel of Brown students and professors lead the discussion of the pros and cons of re-instating ROTC at Brown.

Barus and Holley 166
Monday, April 11, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join the Janus Fellows for a conversation on the best way forward for education reform in RI. Professor John Tyler (Brown) and RI CAN Executive Director Maryellen Butke will discuss the current state of RI's education system, the role teachers' unions should play in education policy, and the...

Francois Briard & Michael Stokes Paulson
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 7:00pm

This debate will discuss a new French law which prohibits all concealing of the face in public spaces after April 11th, 2011. The French believe their ban on Burqas is a minimum requirement of community life, and is necessary for reasons of security and the protection of the dignity of women....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:00pm

How should Egypt move forward in fashioning a new regime? What will the landscape of the Middle East look like going forward? Do the protests in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and Iraq recall Iran in 1979 or Eastern Europe in 1989? 

Answer these questions and more while enjoying a buffet...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:00pm

Dambisa Moyo will be giving the second annual Odyssey Lecture on March 22, 2011. Ms. Moyo is an international economist and the New York Times best-selling author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way For Africa (2009). Moyo’s second book, How...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:00pm

Dambisa Moyo will be giving the second annual Odyssey Lecture on March 22, 2011. Ms. Moyo is an international economist and the New York Times best-selling author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way For Africa (2009). Moyo’s second book, How...

Benjamin Eichert '13 & Susannah Kroeber '11
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 7:00pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt once commented, “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.” Despite FDR’s beliefs, John F. Kennedy granted public union employees collective...

Featuring Watson Fellow Sergei Khrushchev, Professor Linda Cook and Professor Vladimir Golstein
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:00pm

Come join the Janus Fellows for a panel conversation on Russia's emergence as a new democracy and a new capitalist economy. Watson Fellow Sergei Khrushchev, Political Science Professor Linda Cook and Slavic Studies Professor Vladimir Golstein will look at the problems facing modern Russia...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join the Janus Political Union for a conversation with two Brown students who were evacuated from Egypt: Amanda Labora '12 and Michael Dawkins '12. Both speakers will discuss their experiences on the ground during the protests and will share perspectives not commonly covered by the news media....