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What Was Political Economy?

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Jason Peacey (University College, London)

Jason Peacey is Professor of Early Modern British History at University College, London. He received his PhD from Cambridge University and before coming to UCL, he was a research fellow at the History of Parliament Trust. His publications include Politicians and Pamphleteers: Propaganda during the English Civil Wars and Interregnum (2004) and Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution (2013), in addition to three edited books and dozens of articles and book chapters. He is currently working on print culture in seventeenth-century Europe. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Thomas C. Leonard (Princeton)

Thomas C. Leonard is Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Lecturer in the Department of Economics, which has twice awarded him the Richard D. Quandt Prize for outstanding teaching. His book, Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era (2016), won the 2017 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize from the History of Economics Society. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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A Worker’s Party or a White Party?: Conservative Populism Under and After Trump

Thursday, 6 December 2018

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Ross Douthat (The New York Times)

Ross Douthat has written a twice-weekly opinion column for The New York Times since 2009. Before joining the Times, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic. A graduate of Harvard, he is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012); Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005); and, with Reihan Salam, Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008). His latest book is To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (2018). This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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What is College For?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

7:30 PM | Schoonover Center Auditorium (Room 145)

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Kevin D. Williamson (National Review)

Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and director of the William F. Buckley Jr Fellowship Program in Political Journalism. He is also the theater critic at The New Criterion. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he began his journalism career at the Bombay-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and spent fifteen years in the newspaper business in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He served as editor-in-chief of three newspapers; was the editor of Philadelphia’s The Bulletin; and worked briefly for The Atlantic. He is a regular commentator on Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR.

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North Korea: A Defector’s Perspective

Monday, 22 October 2018

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Jinhye Jo (NKinUSA)

Jinhye Jo is a North Korean refugee who founded NKinUSA, an organization which tries to rescue other North Korean refugees from China and Southeast Asia. NKinUSA offers extensive resettlement support for those refugees who make it to the United States. It also raises awareness of North Korea’s human rights record. Jo will speak about her own family’s experiences and flight from North Korea as well as her efforts to help other North Korean refugees. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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