Law

Stanford University hosts Jeffreys-Jones in a special seminar on FBI history

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of The FBI: A History, will speak tomorrow, October 9th, at Stanford University about “The FBI in Historical Perspective.” This event will be open to the public, and will last from 4pm-5:15pm. No reservations are required.  The event is hosted by the Center for International Security and

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News and reviews for Kiernan’s Blood and Soil

Reviewers are finding Ben Kiernan’s newest book, Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur, to be an engaging look at an important and timely subject. In a review for the October 8th issue of The New Republic, Michael Ignatieff calls Blood and Soil

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Ben Kiernan speaking engagement Saturday

Ben Kiernan, author of the recently published book, Blood and Soil, will be speaking this Saturday at 2 pm at the Queens Public Library, Flushing Branch in New York. For more details and information on the event, click here. For a listing of all library events, visit QueensLibrary.org For thirty

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Father Robert Drinan

Rev. Robert Drinan, an internationally known human rights advocate, Jesuit priest, lawyer, and former U.S. Congressman, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 86. Father Drinan, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, authored thirteen books, including  Can God and Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law and

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Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling

In the coming weeks, the federal Department of Education is expected to issue final regulations allowing public school districts greater flexibility in establishing classes and schools that separate students on the basis of sex. The new rules will represent an about-face on federal interpretations of Title IX, the law prohibiting

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Publishing Gone Digital

Digital publishing is much on the minds of publishers, authors, and readers these days, since Yale law professor Yochai Benkler came out with his new book The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet, Benkler describes how patterns of

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Profit with Honor

On Thursday last week, after a trial stretching four months and jury deliberations spanning six days, former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were convicted of fraud and conspiracy, crimes for which they could face life sentences in prison. “The jury sent an unmistakable message,” prosecutor Sean Berkowitz said.

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The Wealth of Networks

New technologies have brought us to a critical moment of transition. Will markets, social relationships, and democracy ever be the same again? Yale University Press author Yochai Benkler will be giving a free public talk about the ideas in his new book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms

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Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism

An editorial in today’s New York Times states, “[President] Bush’s decision after 9/11 that he had the power to put prisoners beyond the reach of the law at his choosing was the first attempt to suspend habeas corpus on American territory since the Civil War.” It continues: The retired Justice

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