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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
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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
Speaker at Andrew Jackson at 250 Event
“Thanks to Trump, Jackson is in vogue again,” declared Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, midway through a roundtable discussion of Andrew Jackson’s legacy during the “Andrew Jackson at 250: Race, Politics, and Culture in the Age of Jacksonian ‘Democracy’” conference, hosted by the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) at the MacMillan Center on December 1 and 2. Twenty-three historians, political scientists, and a dramatist, along with members of the Yale and New Haven communities, joined Sinha for the two-day event, Link to full article
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On the 250th anniversary of Andrew Jackson’s birth, the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) invites you to a conference reassessing the “Age of Jackson” and Jacksonian “Democracy.” Join us for two days of panels, with presentations by historians and political scientists, as well as a special roundtable discussion of Andrew Jackson’s legacy: Andrew Jackson at 250: Race, Politics, and Culture in the Age of Jacksonian “Democracy” Please join us Friday-Saturday, December 1-2, 2017 in Luce Hall, Rooms 202 and 203, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT. For additional Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming conference:  The Once and Future Liberal: A Book Panel Discussion of Mark Lilla’s Recent Treatment of Identity Politics   Please join us Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Luce Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT, for a conversation on Lilla’s new book and the future of identity politics.  Comments will be offered by Sam Moyn (Yale Law School) and Kathryn Lofton (Yale Religious Studies). For additional information, please contact one of our YCRI co- Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming conference:  Post-Utopian Utopias: Histories of Ideas and the Revival of Political Theory in the 1970s   Please join us Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 9:00-5:00pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT for a conversation on how the histories of political thought have been undertaken not just from philosophical or methodological perspectives, but in view of their explicitly political character.  Participants include Joel Isaac (Cambridge), Duncan Kelly ( Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming event:  Rousseau and Democracy: A Lecture by Michael Sonenscher (Cambridge)   Please join us Thursday, April 6th, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven, CT. Please also mark your calendars for a partnering book conference, including Michael Sonenscher, on Friday, April 7th from 1:30-5:00pm, also at the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211: The Sleeping Sovereign: A Book Panel Discussion with Richard Tuck.    For inquiries related to this Link to full article