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Monday, March 4, 2013

The Dean of Arts & Letters and the Department of Sociology present: James L. Nolan Jr.

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Location: La Fortune - ND Room

The Cultural Conditions of Legal Borrowing:  Tocqueville's Penitentiaries and Contemporary Problem Solving Courts

James L. Nolan, Jr. is a Professor of Sociology at Williams College and is currently a visiting fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. This talk will examine the concept of legal borrowing and consider two cases. First, Nolan will discuss Tocqueville and Beaumont’s work on penitentiaries and their reflections on the potential transferability of American prisons to France, and second, his own work on the transplantation of American-styled problem-solving courts to five other common law countries. In both cases, Nolan will focus on the cultural concomitants to the law that influence the borrowing process.…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Robert Bellah on The Modern Project in Light of Human Evolution”

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Location: McKenna Auditorium

Robert N. Bellah, distinguished professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley and National Humanities Medal awardee, will be speaking at the University of Notre Dame on his latest research regarding religion and human evolution. 

For this event, he will lecture on “The Modern Project in Light of Human Evolution” at McKenna Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, March 19th at 4:30pm. All are invited to attend.  There is no cost for admission and a reception will follow. …

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