The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce a book colloquium on two books on parliamentarism published in the last year: Parliament the Mirror of the Nation: Representation, Deliberation, and Democracy in Victorian Britain by Gregory Conti (Princeton) and Parliamentarism from Burke to Weber by William Selinger (UCL). In their respective monographs, Conti and Selinger re-establish parliamentarism—the ideal of a free state governed by representative assembly—as a central concept in 19th century European politics and chart its significance for
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce our first event of the 2019-20 academic year, a film screening and discussion of Professor Judith Wechsler’s new documentary, Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom (2018).
Please join us on Wednesday, October 23, from 4-6pm in Luce Hall Room 202, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT for a screening of Prof. Wechsler’s 72-minute film on the life and times of Isaiah Berlin, from his childhood in Riga and London to his contributions to 20th century political philosophy.
The screening will be followed by remarks
“Of the making of books there is no end,” proclaimed Ecclesiastes, and this is especially characteristic of the contemporary study of education. There is no end to the visions and plans for how to reform schools at all levels, and yet, at the same time, deep dissatisfaction with the state of learning today.
Education for What: The History of Education and the Rise of the (American) Research University will examine the history, philosophy, sociology, and politics of education, focusing especially on the origins, rise, and effects of the American research university. Like nineteenth-century