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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Ongoing Events

"Public Works: Academics in the Arena in the Trump Era and Beyond"

The Amherst College Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought; the Center for Humanistic Inquiry; The Amherst College Press; and The Conversation are co-sponsoring this event. It will explore and assess the work of academics who responded to the Trump years by writing commentary and opinion pieces for public audiences. The conference will examine the motives that led scholars to take on this role in their work, reflect on the work they have done, and discuss what they might do in the near future. We will also consider the lessons learned about writing for a public audience and the place of the public intellectual in today's academy.

Presenters:
--Austin Sarat, Moderator and Presenter, Professor of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought at Amherst College
--Stephen Vladeck, Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law
--Elizabeth Cobbs, Chair in American History at Texas A&M University
Bernadette Meylar, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Intellectual Life at Stanford University
--Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science at Brown University
--Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Sarah Binder, Professor of Political Science at the George Washington University
--Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
--Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University
--Nadia Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University
--Jill Lawrence, Commentator, USA TODAY
--Beth Daly, Commentator, The Conversation

Registration Required