Public Lectures

3 Nov

Moral Capitalism and the Democratic Party
By: BRAMS | Published On: 3/11/21 3:11 am

Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and editor emeritus of Dissent magazine, will lead a conversation about aspects of moral capitalism and the Democratic Party. He is currently completing a history of the Democratic Party to be published in March of 2022 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He 

Led by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, this conversation is the final event for the St Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community's autumn speaker series, Capitalism, Freedom, and Community.

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25 Oct

Art Deco Metropolis
By: BRAMS | Published On: 25/10/21 2:11 am

Come along to this virtual tour of Art Deco New York with Art Deco expert and author Anthony Robins!

The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center – these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments which helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis in the 1920s and ‘30s .

Coined in the 1960s to describe a style of French decorative arts, Art Deco now refers to almost anything from saltcellars to skyscrapers, produced anywhere in the world during the early decades of this century, using abstract, stylised floral, geometric, or streamlined design.

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13 Oct

Consequences of Capitalism
By: BRAMS | Published On: 13/10/21 1:08 am

Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books present a public lecture on The Consequences of Capitalism, by noted Professor Noam Chomsky.

The speaker will discuss the brutal realities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic – and the urgent need for an alternative to capitalism. Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. Our reality represents both a crisis and an opportunity and thus, the future depends on the actions that we the people take into our own hands.

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20 Nov

The Supreme Court of the United States and its modern challenges
By: BRAMS | Published On: 20/11/19 10:07 pm

American Studies Institute at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University presented a public lecture on The Supreme Court of the United States and its modern challenges, by George Labadze.

The speaker demonstrated the crucial function of the American Supreme Court in fulfilling constitutional control by discussing the important cases and precedents and current challenges that the Supreme Court of the United States faces.

George Labadze also discussed the controversies towards such issues as abortion, the death penalty, and the positive discrimination in American society. In the end, the speaker reviewed the facts of discrimination against minorities.

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23 Apr

Georgia on its way towards European integration
By: BRAMS | Published On: 23/04/19 2:05 pm

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute present the very first Levan Mikeladze Memorial Lecture on Georgia on its way towards European integration, by Levan Dolidze, the Chair of the Board of the Georgian Centre for Security and Development.

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