Spring 2018

The Tocqueville Lecture Series is co-organized by the Tocqueville Program directed by Professor Aurelian Craiutu, Department of Political Science, IU Bloomington.


Tocqueville Lecture Series

Date / Time / Location
February 6
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
Amy L. Wax
University of Pennsylvania Law School
"What is Happening to the Family and Why?"
February 16
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
William Scheuerman
Department of Political Science and International Studies, IU Bloomington
(with Maeve Cooke, University College Dublin, Ireland; and Jeffrey Isaac, IU Bloomington)
"Civil Disobedience"
February 22
12:00–1:00 p.m.
Global & International Studies Building, GA2067
[no live stream]

Balázs Trencsényi
Department of History, Central European University Budapest

In dialogue with Aurelian Craiutu (Political Science, IU) on Trencsényi's recent book, A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe: Volume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century'
March 2
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Global & International Studies Building, room 1100
[no live stream]

Elliott Abrams
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Washington, DC

"Promoting Democracy in the Arab World"
Discussant: Lee Feinstein (Dean, School of Global & International Studies)
April 13
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Woodburn Hall 218
[no live stream]
Christopher Sebastian Parker
Department of Political Science, University of Washington
"The Great White Hope: Donald Trump, Race, and the Crisis of American Politics"