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Speaker Series

2012-2013 Speaker Series
All talks in Roberta Sigel Lounge, 6th floor Hickman Hall

Monday, September 24, 8:00 p.m.
Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center
Constitution Day event:  “Do we need a Constitutional Convention?”
Rutgers Debate Society debate, with faculty panel (Bert Levine, Andrew Murphy, and Melanye Price) to follow

Co-sponsored by the Darien Fund for the U.S. Constitution, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement and the Eagleton Institute of Politics

Thursday, October 4, 3:30 p.m.
Eagleton Institute of Politics
“Presidents, Politics, and Poems:  Inaugural Poetry and the American Presidency”  A public poetry reading and discussion
With readings by Mia Bay, Ruth Mandel, Delia Pitts, and Barry Qualls

Co-sponsored by the Eagleton Institute of Politics

Monday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.
Sigel Lounge, Hickman Hall
David Gutterman, Willamette University
“American Cipher:  Barack Obama and the Importance of Political Narratives”

Thursday October 11 (two events)
Christopher Phillips, Constitution Café
               4:00 p.m., “Constitution Café” (interactive, student-friendly event)           Scarlet Latte Coffeehouse, Alexander Library
               8:00 p.m.  “Rethinking Democracy” (public lecture) Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center

Co-sponsored by the Darien Fund for the U.S. Constitution, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement, Eagleton Institute of Politics, and the Rutgers Office of Undergraduate Education



Monday, November 19, 3:00 p.m.
Sigel Lounge, Hickman Hall
Joanne Wright, University of New Brunswick (CA)
“Breast Implant Surgery as Pro-Woman? Making Consent Political in the Era of Choice Feminism”




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