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« July 2019 and beyond

2019 Summer Lecture Series

June 25 - August 6, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Jesup Memorial Library

Democracy: The Constitution,
The Courts and The People

This summer lecture series, co-sponsored by Acadia Senior College, Jesup Memorial Library, and the League of Women Voters, features three distinguished scholars.

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 7 p.m.

“Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court”

Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Richard H. Fallon, Jr., who has extensively written about constitutional law and federal courts law, will conduct a theoretical discussion about questions including "What is 'law' in the Supreme Court?" and "What do people mean when they talk about 'legitimacy' in the court?" He will also answer more practical questions including "What are the implications, so far, of having had Brett Kavanaugh replace Anthony Kennedy on the Court?" and "Are the biggest decisions of the year--involving gerrymandering and the census--alarming in themselves?" Fallon joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor in 1982, was promoted to full professor in 1987 and is currently the Story Professor of Law and an Affiliate Professor in the Harvard University Government Department.

 

Tuesday, August 6th, 7 p.m.

"Saving America Once Again - Comparing the Tea Party and the anti-Trump Resistance"

Theda Skocpol, Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University

Theda Skocpol,, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, will compare the rise of the Tea Party starting in 2009 and the anti-Trump groups that came together after the 2016 election. Skocpol will talk about how both are instances of citizen movements aimed at fostering participation and redirecting public agendas and party politics. Both times, citizens horrified at the election of a president and Congress at the opposite end of the partisan spectrum mobilized to "save America" as they believe it should be. Skocpol will look at the characteristics and views of both movements, the structure and activities of local groups and the interplay of national and local efforts in these movements. She will also look at the impact of the Tea Party and resistance groups on the Republican and Democratic parties. Skocpol is an internationally recognized scholar and over the last two decades, her research has primarily focused on health care reform, public policy and civic engagement amidst the shifting inequalities in American democracy.

 


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Tuesday, June 25th, 7 p.m.

"How Good are the Brakes on this Train?"

Burt Neuborne, NYU Professor of Civil Liberties

Burt Neuborne, one of the nation's foremost civil liberties lawyers, will speak about constitutional braking mechanisms and look at how well they are working today. Some of these braking mechanisms are: a well-functioning representative democracy; the two Bills of Rights protecting autonomy and equality; separation of powers; federalism; and judicial review - installed, first, by the original Founders who focused on protecting autonomy, and then the protection of equality added by the post-Civil War Founders designed to slow down runaway democratic trains. Neuborne is the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. 

2019 Summer Lecture Series

Fall 2019 Course Registration

July 24 - August 9, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Online

Fall 2019 Course Registration Opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

IMPORTANT - You must know your username and password to log in and register for courses online. Please take a moment to log in to the website before registration starts. If you need help, please call or email.

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Sonic Sea Documentary

August 7, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Criterion Theater

Winner of multiple Emmy awards, "Sonic Sea" is about the importance of protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

A panel discussion, moderated by Steve Katona, past president of College of the Atlantic and a co-founder of Allied Whale, will follow the 60-minute documentary. The panel will include:

  • Sean Todd, head of College of the Atlantic's Allied Whale program
  • Hon. Steven S. Honigman, Founding Member of Quieter Oceans LLC
  • Joel Reynolds, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Capt. Robin Tyner (US Navy, ret.), former senior Navy oceanographer

Acadia Senior College is sponsoring this event and offering the film to the community free of charge - all are invited!

For more information on the film visit https://www.sonicsea.org/.

Sonic Sea Documentary