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The State of the Climate Debate

Monday, 10 November 2014
7:30 PM | Walter Hall Rotunda

Judith A. Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Judith A. Curry is Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned her PhD in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and, before moving to Georgia Tech in 2002, taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Penn State and Purdue. She serves on the NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee and was a member of both the NOAA Climate Working Group and the National Academies Space Studies Board and Climate Research Group. In addition to publishing more than 125 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Curry runs Climate Etc. [], a forum on climate science and the science-policy interface.

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Constitutional Structures and Civic Virtues: Constitution Day Lecture

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Robert P. George (Princeton University)

Robert P. George is McCormick Chair of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions. Having taught at Princeton since 1985, he has held visiting positions at Oxford University and Harvard Law School. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he earned his D.Phil. from Oxford University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School. He is vice-chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. George has published widely on constitutional interpretation and the natural law, and his books include Conjugal Union: What Marriage is and Why It Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-authored with Patrick Lee, and Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (Doubleday, 2008), co-authored with Christopher Tollefsen.

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Free Market Fairness

Wednesday, 9 April 2014
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

John Tomasi (Brown University)

John Tomasi is Professor of political science at Brown University, where he is the founder and director of Brown's Political Theory Project. Having taught at Brown since 1993, he earned his D.Phil. in political philosophy from the University of Oxford and has held visiting positions at Princeton, Stanford, Harvard and Arizona. The author of more than two dozen articles and book chapters, he has also written Liberalism Beyond Justice (Princeton, 2001) and, most recently, Free Market Fairness (Princeton, 2012). He is currently completing a book entitled, A Bleeding-Heart History of Libertarianism.

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Higher Education in a Reform Era

Monday, 24 March 2014
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Johann Neem (Western Washington University)

Johann Neem is Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University. A graduate of Brown University, he did his doctoral work on American history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts (Harvard, 2008) and has written widely on educational reform.

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Conference: Equality and Public Policy

14-16 November 2013
TBA | Baker Center 240/242

This conference will consider equality as it relates to public policy. Gerald Gaus (Arizona) will deliver the keynote lecture, while Elizabeth Anderson (Michigan), Deirdre McCloskey (Illinois-Chicago), George Sher (Rice), Scott Winship (Manhattan Institute), Steve Horowitz (St. Lawrence) and Tom W. Bell (Chapman Law School) will deliver plenary addresses.

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