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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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The Environment & America, 1950-2010

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
7:30 PM | Baker Center Ballroom B

Patrick Allitt (Emory University)

Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University. An Americanist specializing in religious, intellectual and environmental history, he earned his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of six books, including I'm the Teacher, You're the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom (2004) and The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History (2009). He is currently completing a book, which will be published by Yale University Press, on the history of the intellectual and political opponents of environmentalism, from the 1960s to the early twenty-first century.

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Conference: God and the Enlightenment

Thursday-Saturday, October 4–6, 2012
TBA | Baker Center 240/242

David Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania)

This conference will examine the origins, character and consequences of the Enlightenment, especially regarding religion. David Ruderman (Penn) will deliver the keynote, while Justin Champion (London), Jonathan Clark (Kansas), Sarah Ellenzweig (Rice), Brad Gregory (Notre Dame), Paul Lim (Vanderbilt), Joan Pau Rubies (LSE), Jonathan Sheehan (University of California, Berkeley), and Dale Van Kley (Ohio State) will deliver plenary addresses.

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