May 3, 2012


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›› 2L wins ‘Best Overall,’ ‘Best Brief’ at Herman Moot Court Competition
›› Lecturer to explore ‘Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory’
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›› Moritz to host Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor, lecture
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Lecturer to explore ‘Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory’

The fourth and final speaker for this academic year’s Democracy Studies Speakers Series will tackle “Anti-politics: The Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory” as part of The Ohio State University’s series focused on the intellectual foundations for understanding the norms and practices of democracy.

Nancy Rosenblum, the Sen. Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University, will discuss the anti-political strain that marks both contemporary democratic theory and the contemporary public mood in America. She defends the institutions that are most abhorred today: political parties and partisanship. Her presentation is scheduled for noon Monday at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.

The Moritz College of Law and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies are collaborating on the Democracy Studies Speakers Series. Organizers hope it might lead to the development of an interdisciplinary program in democracy studies at the University. During the first year of the two-year series, national scholars from different vantage points will discuss the philosophical foundations for democracy and conceptions of democracy.

James Kloppenberg of Harvard University Department of History, Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke University School of Law, and Morris Fiorina of Stanford University have presented talks on the history of American democracy, the legal foundations of democracy, and the erosion of representation in American politics, respectively. Videos of these talks are available here.

Events are free and held on the Ohio State campus.

To RSVP for Rosenblum’s talk on Monday, email Ann Powers at by the end of today.

– Monica DeMeglio

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