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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is happy to announce its upcoming symposium: The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke Friday, May 1st, 20152:00 PM - 5:45 PMLuce Hall, Room 20334 Hillhouse Ave Schedule 1:30-2:00 Lunch 2:00-3:30 Human Nature and Politics in an Age of Revolutions“Reflections on Burke’s Moral Psychology” - Jeffrey Stout, Princeton University“Burke and the Wildest Democratic Ideas of Freedom” - Yiftah Elazar, Yale UniversityDavid Bromwich, Yale University, RespondentBryan Garsten, Yale University, Chair 3:30-4:00 Coffee Break 4:00-5:45 Empire and More...
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture:  Jessica Lepler  University of New Hampshire “The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis,” Thursday, April 16th at 4:30pm Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street, Room 241 More...
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is excited to announce its upcoming conference on Adam Smith’s political thought:    “Adam Smith: Critic of Capitalism?”   Friday, April 10th, 2015 9:45 AM – 5:45 PM Hall of Graduate Studies 320 York Street, Room 211   For more information, email yiftah.elazar@yale.edu or mschwarze@wisc.edu.    Schedule   9:45 Opening Remarks  Steven Smith, More...
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is excited to announce its upcoming talk in the ‘Commercial Republic’ lecture series: François Furstenberg Johns Hopkins “Trans-Atlantic Land Speculation in the 1790s United States: An Economic Interpretation?” Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 4:30pm.  Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS), Room 401 More...
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is looking forward to welcoming Professor Furstenberg and Professor Lepler, as part of our ‘Commercial Republic’ series this upcoming spring semester.     Francois Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins) “Trans-Atlantic Land Speculation in the 1790s United States: An Economic Interpretation?”    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 4:30pm (Location TBA)   Jessica Lepler (University of New Hampshire) “The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis”   Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 4:30pm (Location More...
The YCRI would like to announce an upcoming lecture in Yale’s History Department:  “Leather Apron Men: Benjamin Franklin & Philadelphia’s Artisans,” an illustrated talk by Jay Robert Stiefel on the “Handiworks” of Franklin and other admired artisans of his period. Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m.    Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211, New Haven, CT In 1740, Franklin would have the readers of his Pennsylvania Gazette believe that he was no more than “a poor ordinary Mechanick of this City.” They knew better. America’s earliest printing magnate, Franklin became a More...
Co-sponsored with Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT), t​his one-day ​conference brought together scholars of Hume and Montesquieu to discuss points of commonality and divergence across multiple dimensions: questions of method and intellectual approach; issues of marriage and sexual morality, in their relation to law and politics; and both thinkers’ distinctive, ambivalent approach to republican and monarchical traditions of thought, and to the particular question of English politics.   Schedule Opening Remarks by Andrew Sabl (Yale University) 9:45AM: Method Bryan Garsten ( More...

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