Political Theory Project Events

Randy Barnett (Georgetown) and Charles Fried (Harvard Law)
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 4:00pm

The 2010 healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, includes an individual healthcare mandate requiring Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a fine. Opponents of healthcare argue this is beyond Congress's power. This Janus Lecture will address the question: Is...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Janus Political Union hosts its second annual Arch Debate. Dan Hoff '12 and Jeanne Jeong '12 wil lead a discussion on whether President Obama's first term should be considered a success. Audience participation will guide the conversation. At the end of the debate, attendees will choose...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Reception and discussion with Brown's Political Theory Project, hosted by Steven Price '84 and Tina Price. Guest presenters are:

John Tomasi
Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy
Director, Political Theory Project

Steven Calabresi
George C. Dix...

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...