Tocqueville on the Sources of Greatness in Democratic Societies

Aurelian Craiutu of Indiana University gives a talk entitled “Tocqueville on the Sources of Greatness in Democratic Societies” for the Emory Williams Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts (November 27, 2012). His research interests include French political and social thought (Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Constant, Madame de Staël, Guizot, Aron), varieties of liberalism and conservatism, democratic theory as well as theories of transition to democracy and democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe.

The Emory Williams Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts has been made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Emory Williams (Emory College ’32 and Trustee Emeritus, Emory University).

 

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Then and Now: Looking at Current Fiscal Challenges in the U.S.

In his talk entitled “Constitutional Moments,” Prof. Michael Greve of George Mason University School of Law considers the current fiscal challenges facing the United States and reflects on the similarities and differences between our current situation and the crisis of the 1780’s that led to the major institutional changes embodied in the U.S. Constitution (September 19, 2012).

His talk was sponsored by the Emory Williams Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts, which is offered in conjunction with the Voluntary Core Curriculum Program in Emory College, and the Jack Miller Center as a Constitution Day event.

The Emory Williams Lecture Series in the Liberal Arts has been made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Emory Williams (Emory College ’32 and Trustee Emeritus, Emory University).

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