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Faculty books

When Fear Becomes Hope

In a New Book, Professor Martha Nussbaum Explores the Emotions Fueling a Political Crisis

First Monday in Chicago

10/4
Add to Calendar 2018-10-04 12:00:00 2018-10-04 14:00:00 First Monday in Chicago

Please join Dean Thomas J. Miles and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

"The Future of the Supreme Court: The Constitution of Public Schools"
featuring Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law

Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. Drawing from his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver will discuss the historic legal battles waged over education that continue to threaten our basic constitutional order.

Kindly RSVP below by Friday, September 28.

Tickets are $35 per person.
Tickets for graduates from the Classes of 2009-2018 are $25 per person.

Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps at eppsa@uchicago.edu.

The Standard Club Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


The Standard Club 320 South Plymouth Court Chicago, IL 60604 United States
Participating faculty: Justin Driver

First Monday in New York City

9/18
Add to Calendar 2018-09-18 12:00:00 2018-09-18 14:00:00 First Monday in New York City

Please join Dean Thomas J. Miles and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

"The Future of the Supreme Court: The Constitution of Public Schools"
featuring Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law

Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. Drawing from his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver will discuss the historic legal battles waged over education that continue to threaten our basic constitutional order.

Kindly RSVP below by Monday, September 10.

Tickets are $35 per person.
Tickets for graduates from the Classes of 2009-2018 are $25 per person.

Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps at eppsa@uchicago.edu.

University Club of New York New York - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


University Club of New York 1 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019 United States
Participating faculty: Justin Driver

First Monday in Washington, DC

9/17
Add to Calendar 2018-09-17 12:00:00 2018-09-17 14:00:00 First Monday in Washington, DC

Please join Dean Thomas J. Miles and University of Chicago Law School alumni at the annual First Monday Luncheon to discuss issues currently facing the United States Supreme Court.

"The Future of the Supreme Court: The Constitution of Public Schools"
featuring Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law

Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. Drawing from his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver will discuss the historic legal battles waged over education that continue to threaten our basic constitutional order.

Kindly RSVP below by Monday, September 10.

Tickets are $35 per person.
Tickets for graduates from the Classes of 2009-2018 are $25 per person.

Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps at eppsa@uchicago.edu.

University Club of Washington, DC Washington - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


University Club of Washington, DC 1135 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 United States
Participating faculty: Justin Driver

Faculty Masterclass in San Francisco

10/16
Add to Calendar 2018-10-16 12:00:00 2018-10-16 14:00:00 Faculty Masterclass in San Francisco

"The Constitution of Public Schools"
A Conversation with Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law

Join leading constitutional scholar Professor Driver and your fellow alumni for a lively discussion of his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.

Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. In his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students' rights threatens our basic constitutional order.

Kindly RSVP below by Wednesday, October 10.

Tickets are $35 per person.
Tickets for graduates from the Classes of 2009-2018 are $25 per person.

Registration fee includes copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps.

University Club of San Francisco San Francisco - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


University Club of San Francisco 800 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
Participating faculty: Justin Driver

Faculty Masterclass in Seattle

9/13
Add to Calendar 2018-09-13 12:00:00 2018-09-13 14:00:00 Faculty Masterclass in Seattle

"The Constitution of Public Schools"
A Conversation with Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law

 Join leading constitutional scholar Professor Driver and your fellow alumni for a lively discussion of his new book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind.

Supreme Court decisions affecting the constitutional rights of students in the nation's public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer: these are among the defining cultural issues that the Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. In his provocative new book, The Schoolhouse Gate, Justin Driver highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students' rights threatens our basic constitutional order.

Kindly RSVP below by Friday, September 7

Tickets are $20 per person.
Tickets for graduates from the Classes of 2009-2018 are $15 per person.

Registration fee includes copy of The Schoolhouse Gate.
Lunch provided by K&L Gates LLP.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Andrew Epps.
 
Special thanks to Paulina Wu, '16 and K&L Gates LLP for their support of this event.
 

K&L Gates LLP Seattle - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


K&L Gates LLP 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900 Seattle, WA 98104 United States
Participating faculty: Justin Driver

Faculty books

The Radical Benefits of a Truly Free Market

Professor Eric Posner and Co-Author Glen Weyl Rethink Capitalism in Pursuit of a More Just Society

Martha Nussbaum Discusses Her Book "Monarchy of Fear" with Aziz Huq at the Sem Co-op

10/10
Add to Calendar 2018-10-10 18:00:00 2018-10-10 19:00:00 Martha Nussbaum Discusses Her Book "Monarchy of Fear" with Aziz Huq at the Sem Co-op

Martha Nussbaum discusses Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at our Political Crisis. She will be joined in conversation by Aziz Huq, the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at the University of Chicago.

A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

About the book: For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized American since the 2016 election. Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. Blame of immigrants. Blame of Muslims. Blame of other races. Blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.

About the author: Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department and the Law School of the University of Chicago. She gave the 2016 Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities and won the 2016 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, which is regarded as the most prestigious award available in fields not eligible for a Nobel. She has written more than twenty-two books, including Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions; Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice; Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities; and The Monarchy of Fear.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Participating faculty: Martha C. Nussbaum Aziz Z. Huq

Eric Posner Book Release & Discussion: "Radical Markets & Democracy in the Information Age"

5/4
Add to Calendar 2018-05-04 11:00:00 2018-05-04 13:00:00 Eric Posner Book Release & Discussion: "Radical Markets & Democracy in the Information Age"

The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) invites you to a special conference event to explore Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, a new book by Eric Posner of the University of Chicago Law School, and Glen Weyl of Microsoft Research New England. A diverse group of University of Chicago scholars, including Steve Levitt, Karin Knorr, Andrew Chien, and Jennifer Pitts, will discuss Posner & Weyl’s vision. In Radical Markets, the authors sketch a path to prosperity, inclusion and justice through radically rethinking property, representation, and association, leveraging increased competition and decentralized information, and unleashing emerging technologies from the Internet to big data and AI.

This event is co-sponsorship by Knowledge Lab & Computational Social Science program. 

*Free copies of Posner & Weyl’s book Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just SocietyPrinceton University Press, to the first 30 to sign-up. They will be available at the event.

Saieh Hall for Economics (Room 203) Chicago - US University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Saieh Hall for Economics (Room 203) 5757 S. University Ave Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Participating faculty: Eric A. Posner