Political Theory Project Events

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:00pm
Professors David Jacobson, Huss Banai, and Nukhet Sandal
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm

Nowhere is more internationally important or unpredictable than the Middle East. In 2010, we saw the region alternately torn by violence, working toward democracy, threatening a new nuclear state, and struggling to achieve lasting peace. Join the Janus Fellows this...

Ambassador James Dobbins and Professor Stephen Walt
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:00pm

The United States has been engaged in nation-building abroad for most of its recent history, but our actions in Afghanistan have caused the issue to garner international attention. With the War in Afghanistan entering its ninth year , many questions have arisen about the United States' presence...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:00pm
Shawn Patterson '12
Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:00pm
Professor Luther Spoehr
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:00pm

The New Curriculum has come to define the undergraduate experience at Brown. Join the Janus Fellows on November 4 at 7:00 pm in Wilson 102, as Professor Luther Spoehr speaks on the origins, evolution, and politics of the New Curriculum. What was its inspiration? How has it changed? How has it...

Professor Sherine Hamdy
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

Many issues surrounding organ transplantation -- taking a body part from one person and inserting it into the body of another -- set off deep moral ambivalences and controversies. What does it really mean to be an "organ donor"? Is the "dead" donor truly dead? Can a person's essence be...

Evgeny Morozov and Clay Shirky
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 4:00pm

The Internet has facilitated the spread of democracy, enabling billions to access and disseminate more information than ever before. However, it has also been utilized to restrict, manipulate, and censor information more effectively than ever before. This...

Kenneth Miller and Jason Brennan
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:00pm

 Is there room for God in a scientific world? Join the Janus Fellows on October 20 at 7pm in List 120, as Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller and Professor of Philosophy Jason Brennan discuss whether a belief in God can be reconciled with a scientific worldview. The speakers will...

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:00pm

Should the US pass the Dream Act?

With the fate of immigration reform uncertain before congressional midterm elections, many have been advocating for the DREAM Act. The act would provide a path to citizenship for students who are undocumented immigrants.


Free pizza...