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PRE-REGISTER: Loyalty & Betrayal, the 39th Social Research Conference

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**Please pre-register for this conference, which is part of The New School's weeklong "Festival of New" centennial celebration. All conference pre-registrations will be added to the Festival's RSVP system when it launches by mid-September.**



The Center for Public Scholarship presents the 39th Social Research Conference, Loyalty & Betrayal: Their Role in Political Life.

Loyalty to and betrayal of political leaders, political parties, and the state are worldwide phenomena. Their role in our twentieth-century history and in the present is all too evident and can be seen most vividly in the repeated imposition of loyalty oaths, first during World War I, and later during the McCarthy period. It can be seen today in the frequent demands made by President Trump on those around him to remain loyal to him even at the expense of protecting our laws and democratic values. It is also vividly clear in Russia today by the price put on disloyalty to Putin.

Join us as experts from a range of disciplines reflect upon the complicated nature of loyalty, especially by those moments in history when loyalty to an idea or group has resulted in atrocities.




This conference is partially supported by The New School Provost.

This conference is part of the centennial celebration of The New School which was founded by a group of professors who left Columbia University in protest over the imposition of loyalty oaths during World War I.

For a full conference description, please visit the Center for Public Scholarship's Conference website.




CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Day 1: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Session I. Philosophical Understandings of Loyalty & Betrayal
3:30-5:45 PM

  • George Kateb, The Oddity of Patriotism, William Nelson Cromwell Professor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University
  • Marci Shore, There Is No Such Thing as Innocence, Associate Professor of History, Yale University
  • Avishai Margalit, The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Loyalty, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Moderator: Oz Frankel, Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research

Keynote Event
On Loyalty Now
6:00-7:30 PM

  • Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI
  • Interlocutor: TBA

Day 2: Friday, October 4, 2019

Session II. Case Studies: United States
10:30 AM-1:00 PM

  • Eric L. Muller, The War Relocation Authority and the Wounding of Japanese American Loyalty, Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law in Jurisprudence and Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ellen Schrecker, "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been...?": Loyalty and Security in the Age of McCarthyism and Beyond, Professor of History (retired), Yeshiva University
  • Robert Kuttner, On Loyalty in the Era of Trump, Co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect; Meyer and Ida Kirstein Visiting Professor in Social Planning and Administration, Brandeis University
  • Moderator: James E. Miller, Professor of Liberal Studies and Politics; Faculty Director of Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism, The New School for Social Research

Session III. Case Studies: International
1:30-4:00 PM

  • Masha Gessen, On loyalty in Russia, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Jan-Werner Müller, Un-European Activities, Professor of Politics, Princeton University
  • Andrew Nathan, On Loyalty in China, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
  • Moderator: Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor and Chair of Politics, The New School for Social Research

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The Center for Public Scholarship seeks to promote free inquiry and public discussion, bringing the best scholarship in and outside of the academy to bear on the critical and contested issues of our times. For more information, visit: www.centerforpublicscholarship.org.

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Social Research: An International Quarterly of the Political and Social Sciences , the flagship journal of The New School for Social Research, was launched in 1934. For more information, visit: www.socres.org.


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