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Do Corporations Have Free Speech Rights? (Constitution Day Lecture)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
7:30 PM | Scripps Hall 111

Alan Meese (College of William & Mary Law School)

Alan Meese is Ball Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. He did his undergraduate work at William and Mary, where he graduated first in his class, before attending the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he clerked first for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty at William and Mary in 1995, he practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Washington, D.C. Professor Meese has published widely on antitrust, the economics of tort law, the jurisprudence of economic liberties, affirmative action, and whether corporate directors should be concerned about the welfare of non-shareholder constituencies.

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America's Foreign Policy Challenges

Monday, 15 April 2013
7:30 PM | Walter Hall Rotunda

Ambassador John R. Bolton (American Enterprise Institute)

Ambassador John R. Bolton is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. After completing his undergraduate and law degrees at Yale, he has spent many years in public service as a diplomat and lawyer. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. During the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, Bolton worked in the State Department as an assistant secretary for International Organization Affairs, in the Justice Department as an assistant attorney general and in the U.S. Agency for International Development. Bolton's lecture is co-sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society.

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Disputing Borders: Israel & International Law

Monday, March 18, 2013
7:30 PM | Baker Center 240/242

Eugene Kontorovich (Northwestern University)

Eugene Kontorovich is Professor of Law at Northwestern University. Having studied as both an undergraduate and law student at the University of Chicago, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before beginning to teach at Northwestern. He has published widely on constitutional law, international law and law and economics. Currently completing a book for Harvard University Press on Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law, he has also written and lectured widely on the legal aspects of the Israel-Arab conflict. Kontorovich's lecture is co-sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society.

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A Capitalism for the People

Thursday, February 14, 2013
7:30 PM | Baker Center Room 242

Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)

Luigi Zingales is Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A native of Italy, Zingales earned his PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992; he has taught at the University of Chicago ever since. The winner of the Germán Bernácer Prize for the best European economist under 40 working on macro-finance, he has written two widely-reviewed books, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003) and A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (2012).

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Shakespeare and History

Monday, December 3, 2012
7:30 PM | Alden Library 319 (Friends of the Library Room)

Peter Lake (Vanderbilt University)

Peter Lake is University Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Vanderbilt in 2008, he taught at Princeton University and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of four books, including The Trials of Margaret Clitherow (2011); The Antichrist's Lewd Hat (2002), The Boxmaker's Revenge (2002); Anglicans and Puritans? (1988) and Moderate Puritans and the Elizabethan Church (1982). In 2010-2011, he gave the Ford Lectures at the University of Oxford. He is currently completing a book on Shakespeare's history plays.

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