PACS Center event with Martin Eakes, 10/15 at 4pm

October 13th, 2009 Comments Off

The first event of the 2009-10 year for the Philanthropy and Civil Society Center: a conversation with Martin Eakes, Founder and CEO of Self-Help. Rebuilding the American Dream: Microfinance hits home.

Flyer for PACS Event with Martin Eakes

Undergraduate Research at the PACS Center

September 29th, 2009 § 0

A new video produced about undergraduate research at the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).  Take a look.

Susan Moller Okin book event on October 16

September 25th, 2009 § 0

The political science department, in conjunction with the Ethics in Society Center and other campus programs, is hosting a special event on Friday, October 16 at 4pm.

The occasion is the release of a new edited book on the work of our late colleague Susan Moller Okin, Toward a Humanist Justice.  Debra Satz and I edited the book.

The event will also feature some brief remarks by Kavita Ramdas, the president of the Global Fund for Women, an organization that Susan worked with and to which go all proceeds from the sale of the book.

Okin Book Event poster

Political Theory Workshop, Fall Quarter

September 21st, 2009 § 0

The Political Theory Workshop at Stanford University begins next Friday.  Josh Cohen and I co-direct the workshop, and we’ve got a great line-up for the fall quarter.  Full details about the workshop can be found here.

Preview below.

October 2 Elizabeth Beaumont Political Science, University of Minnesota

Title: Constitutions as Ways of Life; Rights as Political Practices: Using Theory and History to Reframe American Constitutional Politics

October 9 Nicole Hassoun Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon, and Ethics in Society Center post-doctoral fellow

Title: Individual Autonomy, Institutional Legitimacy, Global Justice

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

October 16 Special Book Event for the release of Toward a Humanist Justice: the Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin.

October 23 Joseph Carens

Title: Open Borders and the Claims of Community

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

October 30 Adriaan Lanni Harvard Law and Classics

Title: Law and Order in Classical Athens

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop and Ethics and Politics, Ancient and Modern Workshop

November 6 Leif Wenar Kings College London

Title: Clean Trade vs. The Resource Curse

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

November 13 Raj Menon

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop, Human Rights, and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

November 20 No meeting

November 27 No meeting

December 4 Cristina Lafont Philosophy, Northwestern

Title: Pluralism and Global Justice

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

December 11 Jenny Martinez Stanford Law

Co-sponsored: Political Theory Workshop, Human Rights, and Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

The Dewey Seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study

September 16th, 2009 § 0

Along with Danielle Allen, I’ve helped to organize a series of activities on education, democracy, and justice — collectively called the Dewey Seminar — that will take place at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.  The first event took place this week.

New website

August 31st, 2009 § 0

Welcome to a new homepage.  With the help of a very able Stanford undergraduate, Travis Kiefer, I’ve now got a new homepage, powered by WordPress, that will enable more frequent updates.  Take a look around and let me know if you have any suggestions.

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