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February 2016

USP Seminar with Prof. Jedediah Purdy, Duke Law

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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purdy

Please join us for a University Scholars Program Seminar with Professor Jedediah Purdy, Duke Law. Jedediah Purdy is the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law.  He teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law and writes in all of these areas.  He also teaches legal theory and writes on issues at the intersection of law and social and political thought. He is the author of four books, including a trilogy on American political identity, which concluded with A Tolerable Anarchy (2009), all from Knopf.  The Meaning of Property appeared in 2010 from Yale University Press. He has published many essays in publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times Op Ed Page and Book Review, Die Zeit, and Democracy Journal, and his legal scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review, among others.  His latest book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene, has just been published by Harvard University Press. Purdy graduated from Harvard College, summa cum laude, with an A.B. in Social Studies, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City…

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March 2016

USP Spring Symposium, “Progress,” Saturday, March 5

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop and Lounge, The Edge, Bostock Library,
West Campus
Durham, 27705
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USP Seminar, Wednesday, March 30

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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April 2016

USP Seminar with Dean Valerie Ashby, Thursday, April 14

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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Valerie Ashby
chemistry faculty
dean of the college of arts and sciences

Valerie Sheares Ashby is Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, US. She leads 640 faculty across 36 departments in fields ranging across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Trinity College awards nearly 80 percent of undergraduate degrees at Duke, and offers more than 60 graduate programs. Ashby came to Duke in July, 2015 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she chaired the Department of Chemistry from 2012-2015. As a faculty member at UNC since 2003, she has held numerous leadership positions and has experience at all levels of academic administration. She served on the UNC Arts & Sciences Foundation Board of Directors, and on the UNC Research Advisory Council tasked with strategic planning on interdisciplinary research development. She chaired the university’s Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee as well as the UNC College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Diversity Task Force. She served on the UNC Faculty Executive Committee and advised administration on aligning university priorities with the university mission. She engaged in all aspects of the undergraduate educational experience, including curriculum and advising, in her role as the Chemistry Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies. And, she directed the…

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USP Seminar, Thursday, April 14

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center, RM 240,
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, 27708
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