Constitutional and Ethical Challenges of our Times

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Farleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ
In these dark and dangerous times, two leading political and legal thinkers will discuss the way that our Constitutional traditions can protect us from authoritarian governance, and the ways they can fail to do so. Professors Cornell and Berkowitz will talk about the dangers posed by corruption and the possible signs of authoritarian government. They will also address directly the Presidency of Donald Trump and take questions from the audience.


Roger Berkowitz is an interdisciplinary scholar, teacher, and writer. He writes on politics, law, Hannah Arendt, Greek and German philosophy, and legal history. His essays have appeared in Bookforum, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Theory & Event, The Fortnightly Review, The Journal of Politics, Philosophy and Literature, the Journal of Law, Culture and Humanities, New Nietzsche Studies, and many other publications. His monograph, The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition, was recently published by Harvard University Press. He teaches at Bard College where he is Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.


Drucilla Cornell is a professor of Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She is a playwright and also launched The uBuntu Project in South Africa in 2003 and has been working with the project ever since. Professor Cornell’s theoretical and political writings span a tremendous range of both topics and disciplines. From her early work in Critical Legal Studies and Feminist Theory to her more recent work on South Africa, transitional justice, and the jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin, Professor Cornell continues to think through new and evolving issues in philosophy and politics of global significance. Her latest title, coauthored with Stephen Seely, is called The Spirit of Revolution: Beyond the Dead Ends of Man.

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Free Trade Agreements: Who Wins? Who Loses? Rethinking US Trade Policy

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Drew University in Madison, NJ

Free trade agreements have fostered major economic growth - but the benefits have not been shared.  Those at the top have gained substantially, while many workers have been hit with low wage competition, reduced salaries, outsourcing and unemployment. Competition from poorly regulated economies has lowered environmental and public health protections in others.  How did this happen? What changes in US trade policy and trade negotiation processes are needed to address these concerns?

 milberg.jpg William Milberg is Dean and Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Co-Director of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.  His research focuses on the relation between globalization, income distribution and economic growth, and the history and philosophy of economics.  He teaches graduate courses in international trade, political economy, the history of economic thought, and the methodology of economics. His most recent book (with Deborah Winkler) is Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development.  A previous book, The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought, was co-authored with the late Robert Heilbroner.
 bivens.jpg Josh Bivens is Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in Washington, DC. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, globalization, social insurance and public investment. He is the author of Failure by Design: The Story Behind America’s Broken Economy and Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Teaches About Globalization, and is co-author of The State of Working America. He has published articles in both academic and popular venues. As a leading policy analyst, Bivens regularly testifies before the US Congress on fiscal and monetary policy and on the economic impact of regulations, and provides analyses to international organizations.

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From Madison Ave. (Rte. 124), enter Lancaster Rd, and park in lot on right.  Then follow posted signs to lecture hall entrance located on SW corner of Building #16 on campus map.


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