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image is a poster with an impressionistic depiction of the Houses of Parliament; text below lists speakers, date, time and location for Parliamentarism book colloquium
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 Link to full article
event poster reading "Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom" A film screening and discussion. Background image of Isaiah Berlin seated in a chair.
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 Link to full article
“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 Link to full article
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming lecture:  Robert Michels, the Iron Law of Oligarchy, and Dynamic Democracy A Lecture by Hugo Drochon (Cambridge)   Please join us Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm at Luce 202. For inquiries related to this lecture , please contact one of our co-directors, Isaac Nakhimovsky (isaac.nakhimovsky@yale.edu).    This event is funded generously by the Jack Miller Link to full article
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming lecture:  In the Praise of Injustice: From Hobbes to Sade A Lecture by Céline Spector (Sorbonne)   Please join us Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 12:00pm in Luce 202. Lunch will be served. For inquiries related to this lecture , please contact one of our co-directors, Steven Smith (steven.smith@yale.edu).   This event is funded generously by the Council on European Studies, the Jack Miller Center Link to full article
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming conference:  Conservatism in the Age of Trump   Please join us Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium for a conversation on the state of conservatism in this political era. Participants include James Ceasar (University of Virginia), William Kristol (Weekly Standard), Eliana Johnson (Politico), and Ross Douthat (New York Times).   For those of you who weren’t able to attend the event, here is video footage: https://yale.box.com/s/ Link to full article
Atlantic Contradictions Event poster
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming book conference:  Atlantic Contradictions: The Spread of Democracy, Imperialism, and Independence in the American World   A Book Panel Discussion of James Kloppenberg’s (Harvard), Toward Democracy and Joshua Simon’s (Columbia), The Ideology of Creole Revolution   Please join us Thursday, February 8th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, for a conversation on these two new exciting contributions to political science and history.  Comments will be Link to full article