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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, Link to full article
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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 Link to full article
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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 Link to full article
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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 Link to full article
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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 ( Link to full article
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The Yale Early American Historians and the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased to welcome:  SVEN BECKERT Laird Bell Professor of History Harvard University   “Empire of Cotton: A Global History”   Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:00PM   William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), Room 116   Professor Beckert spoke about his upcoming new book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Knopf, 2014), which tells the epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Link to full article
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The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions were pleased welcome: Sir Malcolm Jack, KCB PhD FSA Formerly Clerk of the House of Commons, UK Parliament, constitutional expert, and editor of the current edition of Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice ‘A privilege that cannot be abused is no privilege:  Reflections on Parliamentary privilege in the UK’ Wednesday, October 29th at 4:00pm HGS 211 [Hall of Graduate Studies, York Street] Link to full article