Political Theory Project Events

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...

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 12:00pm

On August 30, President Obama announced the formal end to the combat mission in Iraq. It was a muted end to a conflict marked by seven years of controversy. With everything we have lost and accomplished during those seven years, was the war in Iraq worth it?

Join the Janus...

Steve Calabresi
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 7:00pm

Did you attend Friday's Constitution Day Lecture, Citizens United v. FEC Revisited? Do you want to discuss the case with an expert in constitutional law? Professor Steve Calabresi, who is visiting from Northwestern Law School, will lead a discussion on the merits of the Citizens...

Lawrence Lessig and Bradley Smith
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 4:00pm

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) was a landmark decision in which the Supreme Court held for the first time that corporations are protected in funding independent political broadcasts under the First Amendment. The case, which struck down a provision of the McCain Feingold...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

John Wang '10 of the Brown Investment Group and Simon Leibling '12 of the Open the Books Coalition will debate whether or not Brown should reveal the contents of its endowment.

Free Pizza will be provided!