Events in 2016-17

April 17, 2017 4:00 pm
First Book Manuscript Workshop
"Wendell Berry's Front Porch"
Mark T. Mitchell (Department of Political Science, Patrick Henry College)
103 Meiklejohn House

March 31, 2017 4:00 pm 
First Book Manuscript Workshop
"Tocqueville in Arabia"
Joshua Mitchell (Professor of Government, Georgetown University)
Ogg, North Hall

February 20, 2017 12:00pm 
Public Debate and Discussion
"The Supreme Court Appointment Process: Is it Time for Reform?"
Ryan Owens (Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin)
Lubar Commons (Room 7200 of the Law School)
Lunch served.

February 25, 2017
First Book Manuscript Workshop
PLATO’S CAVES: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity 
by Rebecca Lemoine, Florida Atlantic University

Keynote Discussant: Susan Collins (University of Notre Dame)
Howard Schwerer (Political Science)
Genevieve Rousseliere (Political Science)
Claire Taylor (History)
Emily Fletcher (Philosophy)
Alex Dressler (Classics)
John Zumbrunnen (Political Science)
Michelle Schwarze (Political Science)
John Sharpless (History)
Richard Avramenko (Political Science)

Ogg Room (4th Floor, North Hall), Department of Political Science

November 3, 2016, 7:00pm

Public Debate and Discussion

"Self-Defense and the Public Interest: The Future of Concealed Carry in


David Kopel (Sturm College of Law, University of Denver)

Angela Stroud (Northland College)

John Davenport, Assistant Chief of Police, Madison Police Department

Jason Freedman, Commander, Dane County SWAT and Narcotics Task Force

Room 2225, Law School

October 28, 2016, 12:00pm
Public Lecture and Discussion
"Regulatory Regimes and Liberal Democracy"
Christine Harrington (NYU)
Lunar Commons (Room 7200 of the Law School)
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies
Lunch served.