The CSI Legal Studies Institute presents: New and Noteworthy: Spring Book Talk Series, Thursday, Mar. 18 and Wed., Mar. 24.
Thursday, Mar. 18, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, via Zoom: “Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal from George Washington to Donald Trump” with James Morone, John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Brown University.
Wednesday, Mar. 24, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, via Zoom: “We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment” with Julie C. Suk, Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
James Morone is the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the the A. Alfred Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro and New York, received his BA from Middlebury College and his PhD at the University of Chicago. Morone has been a visiting professor at Yale University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Bremen, Germany. The Brown University classes of 1993, 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008 voted him the Hazeltine Citation as the teacher that most inspired them. Morone has served as chair of the Political Science Department and currently Chairs the Faculty Executive Committee, which is responsible for faculty governance at Brown.
Morone has written ten books and more than 150 articles, reviews, and essays on U.S. political history, healthcare policy, and social issues. His first book, The Democratic Wish, was named a “notable book of 1991” by The New York Times and won the American Political Science Association’s Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy. His Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and named a top book of 2003 by numerous newspapers and magazines. His The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office (co-authored with David Blumenthal, MD) was featured on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. According to unreliable sources, President Obama was seen reading the book at Camp David. Morone’s The Devils We Know, was published by University Press of Kansas in November 2014. Professor Morone will discuss his most recent book, Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal from George Washington to Donald Trump (Basic Books, 2020).
Julie C. Suk is a Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY), where she serves as the academic dean overseeing interdisciplinary master’s programs. She is also a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. In addition to the book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, Suk is the author of dozens of law review articles and book chapters. Her research explores the theory, practice, and procedures of reducing inequality in comparative constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and social policy. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. She has a JD from Yale Law School, where she studied on a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, where she held a Marshall Scholarship. Suk’s media commentary and interviews, primarily on the ERA and legal issues affecting women, have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, American Experience on PBS, CBS News, the Bloomberg Law podcast, and other outlets. Professor Suk will discuss her recent book, We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment (Skyhorse Press, 2020).
By Michael Paris