Bill Emmott is a British writer about global politics and economics, who was editor-in-chief of The Economist from 1993 until 2006. Best known for his prescient books about Japan (The Sun Also Sets, 1989) and about Asia (Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan will shape our next Decade, 2008), he has also written a much-admired treatise on global history and economics called "20:21 Vision--20th-century lessons for the 21st century" (2003). Thanks to a long battle at The Economist with Silvio Berlusconi, he has recently turned his attention to Italy and to the travails of western democracies in the face of corporate power and entrenched interests.
Bill Emmotts Athenaeum lecture is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
These implications ripple through the most important and controversial doctrines of constitutional law, from the scope of the Commerce Clause to the reach of the First Amendment, from the meaning of equal protection to the content of privileges and immunities, from the nature of due process to the shape of abortion rights. And all of it derives from nothing more complicated than asking the right first question: who has violated the Constitution?
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz is a Professor of Law at Georgetown, where he teaches constitutional law and federal courts. He writes articles for the Harvard Law Review and the Stanford Law Review. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale University.
Rosenkranz is currently developing a new theory of constitutional interpretation and judicial review. The first installment, entitled The Subjects of the Constitution, was published in the Stanford Law Review in May of 2010, and it is already the single most downloaded article about constitutional interpretation, judicial review, and/or federal courts in the history of SSRN. The second installment, The Objects of the Constitution, was published in May of 2011, also in the Stanford Law Review. And the comprehensive version is forthcoming as a book by Oxford University Press.
Nicholas Rosenkranzs visit to CMC is sponsored by the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom.
PREETHI DE SILVA, fortepiano; director
STEPHEN SCHULTZ, baroque flute
SHANNON ZUSMAN, viola da gamba
M. ANNE RARDIN, baroque violin
Thus was sown the seed for the composition of the great multi-movement work, the Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), BWV 1079, based on the royal theme. Bach completed the work soon after returning home to Leipzig and commissioned it to be engraved with a dedication to Frederick II.
Con Gioias concert presents selections from A Musical Offering, in a rare performance with fortepiano; a sonata for flute by the musically talented King Frederic II; and chamber music and solos by composers active at his court. The concert also commemorates the tercentenary of Frederic II.
Founded in 1982, Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble is based in Claremont and has performed widely through the U.S. Con Gioia, performing on period instruments and directed by Preethi de Silva from the fortepiano (the favored keyboard instrument at Frederick the Greats court), will feature acclaimed baroque flutist Stephen Schultz, with Anne Rardin on baroque violin and Shanon Zusman on viola da gamba.
Guest artist Stephen Schultz, is solo and Principal flutist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Holland, has been recognized by the San Jose Mercury News as a musician who is among the most flawless artists on the baroque flute.
Preethi de Silva has been acclaimed by Londons Daily Telegraph as an artist of great accomplishment and originality and is an internationally known soloist and recording artist and emerita Professor of Music of Scripps College.
Known for their stylistically refined performances, M. Anne Rardin and Shanon Zusman can be heard regularly in concerts by local early music ensembles, including Musica Angelica. Rardin teaches baroque violin and the Collegium Musicum at Claremont Graduate University. Zusman specializes in instrumental music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Claremont Graduate University, Santa Monica College, and College of the Canyons.
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Proponents of California's version of the DREAM Act legislation maintain that it will have a positive effect on the economy by investing in the skill of our future workforce. Opponents argue that the legislation rewards and encourages illegal immigration and places an undue burden on the state. They contend that it is unfair to legal immigrant parents who have to pay full tuition. Others fear that it will encourage rampant fraud and growth in undocumented immigration, citing the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act as a historical example.
Join us as an elected representative, a Forbes columnist, and an immigration lawyer participate in a panel discussion about the DREAM Act and its implications for the economy, California, and the country.
Nassim Arzani received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from California State University Fullerton. She later received a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Management. She attended law school at Trinity International University as well as Tulane University Law School, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class. During her second year of law school, she served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge James Bar of the United States Bankruptcy Court. She further advanced her legal career by studying abroad in Paris and obtaining a Paris Institute Certificate in European Legal Studies from Sorbonne. Among her distinguished memberships are: the California Bar Association, the Riverside Bar Association, the San Bernardino Bar Association and the Los Angeles Bar Association.
Nick Schulz is the DeWitt Wallace Fellow at AEI and editor-in-chief of American.com, AEI's online magazine focusing on business, economics, and public affairs. He writes the Economics 2.0 column for Forbes.com where he analyzes technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. He is the co-author with Arnold Kling of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities, and the Lasting Triumph Over Scarcity (2009). He has been published widely in newspapers and magazines around the country, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Slate.
In 1989, during his tenure at the Boston Globe, Bronner wrote his first book, Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America (1989). It explores the spark that fueled a month long political firestorm that ensued following President Reagans nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. It was named one of the best 25 books of the year by The New York Public Library.
In 1997, Mr. Bronner joined The New York Times. Before becoming the papers Jerusalem Bureau chief in 2008, he was the papers deputy foreign editor, assistant editorial page editor, education editor, and national education correspondent. In May, 2012, he was named its national legal affairs correspondent.
Since he was named national legal correspondent, Bronner has covered the voter ID law controversies, gun violence, and of course the ACA ruling in June.
In his talk at the Athenaeum, Ethan Bronner will discuss his tenure as a correspondent in the Middle East, and what insights can be drawn between journalism and objective reporting on sensitive and complicated issues.
Chris Hughes began his career as a developer and entrepreneur of new media in 2004, when he co-founded Facebook with his Harvard roommates and served first as the sites spokesperson, then as leader of its product and user experience team. In 2007, he became Director of Online Organizing for Barack Obamas presidential campaign, where his success-generating grassroots support revolutionized the use of the Web as a political tool. Hughes helped Obama raise more than $500 million online from over two million donations.
Hughes currently serves as editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic, a renowned American magazine of politics and culture. Hughes may seem an unlikely champion of print magazines, but as a respected digital innovator he is well positioned to both defend and revolutionize traditional journalism.
In the face of increasingly urgent predictions of print medias demise, Hughes argues that social networking and the capabilities of the Internet can help develop high-quality journalism and make it more accessible than ever before. An ardent believer in the social role of journalism in society, Hughes purchased The New Republic in March 2012 to preserve the magazines tradition of critical thinking and nuanced long-form analysis. Hughes is also an independent investor in technology and media companies, a member of the UNAIDS High-Level Commission on HIV Prevention, and a trustee of the Knight Foundation. He is a graduate of Harvard University.
Chris Hughes visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by the Presidents Distinguished Speaker Series, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Athenaeum.
Yaron Shemer is Levine/Sklut Fellow in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of Israel Cultural Studies at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He earned his Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. His published articles focus on Mizrahi (oriental-Jewish) films and on terrorism in Middle Eastern cinema. His comprehensive book Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel is forthcoming (Spring 2013, U. of Michigan Press). Yaron Shemer has produced and directed films in Israel, Poland, and the United States, including Pilgrimage of Remembrance: The Jews of Poland (1991) and The Road to Peace: Israelis and Palestinians (1995).
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.
Meghan Daum is the author of Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House (2010), a personal chronicle of real estate addiction and obsessive fascination with houses, as well as the novel The Quality Life Report (2003) and the essay collection My Misspent Youth (2010). Since 2005 she has written a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times, which appears on the op-ed page every Thursday. She has contributed to public radio's Morning Edition, Marketplace and This American Life and has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, Vogue, Self, New York, Travel & Leisure, BlackBook, Harper's Bazaar, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Book Review.
A graduate of Vassar College and the MFA writing program at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Meghan has taught at several institutions, including California Institute for the Arts, where she was a visiting artist in 2004 and taught graduate nonfiction writing. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan Zarembo, and their sheepdog, Rex.
Meghan Daums Athenaeum talk is sponsored by the Center for Writing and Public Discourse and the Academic Mentor Program, with funding from the Mellon Foundation.
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