Events

Event information for the 2013-14 academic year will be available soon.

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Previous Events

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader spoke on Friday, October 30, 2009, 2 – 3pm in the Ames Courtroom with a reception to follow in the John Chipman Gray room.

The title of Mr. Nader’s talk was “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us.”

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David Plouffe

David Plouffe is a political strategist best known as the chief campaign manager for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign in the United States. A long-time Democratic Party campaign consultant, he is a partner at the party-aligned campaign consulting firm AKP&D Message and Media, which he joined in 2000. [More on Mr. Plouffe from Wikipedia]

He held a Question and Answer session with the topic “Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Politics in the Wake of Obama’s Election” Thursday April 16th, 2009 in Ames Courtroom

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Secretary Tom Ridge

Thomas Joseph Ridge (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001–2003), and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–2005). Since re-entering the private sector, Ridge has served on the boards of The Home Depot and The Hershey Company and as a senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche, and TechRadium. Ridge is also the founder and CEO of Ridge Global, LLC, a Washington, D.C. based security consulting firm. Ridge spent time campaigning with fellow Republican Party Senator John McCain during his 2008 bid for the presidency and was believed by some to have been in the short list of potential running mates. [More on Mr. Ridge from Wikipedia]

April 21, 2009 6:00pm Ames Courtroom

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Valerie Caproni, General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
December 2, 2008

On Tuesday, December 2, the Harvard Law School Forum sponsored a lecture by Valerie Caproni, General Counsel to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Caproni, a life-long prosecutor who was described by Professor Alex Whiting as having a “fierce reputation” as an attorney, was appointed to her current position in 2003. During the lecture, she introduced the audience to the new Attorney General Guidelines for the FBI.

CaproniThe guidelines, which are designed to consolidate six sets of procedures that previously guided the FBI in various types of investigations—most notably criminal and anti-terrorism investigations—have encountered mixed reaction. “Depending on what newspapers you read,” Caproni said, “these are either the greatest thing since sliced bread or they are the worst threat to privacy and civil liberties since J. Edgar Hoover.”

Caproni described not only what the new guidelines entail, but how they will affect the way the FBI does its job. Rather than endorsing a particular view of the guidelines, Caproni instead gave an overview of how they were developed. The FBI consulted with multiple interest groups, including Congressional oversight committees, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Arab-American rights groups, among others.

Caproni also described opponents’ views. Some critics are particularly concerned about the powers granted to the FBI at the “pre-investigation level,” arguing that the bureau’s expanded ability to question suspects and otherwise gather information will lead to profiling and other civil liberties violations.

Caproni pointed out that the FBI, as an intelligence agency, needs the new guidelines to do its job “pro-actively,” and she used several hypothetical scenarios to illustrate her point. She also described the additional oversight procedures that the FBI has implemented to control the use of the new guidelines, and explained that the policy will be up for review again in just a year.

“We at the Bureau understand that there was a fair amount of anxiety about these new guidelines,” Caproni said in conclusion. “We hope that we have set the policies in a way that appropriately balance privacy and civil liberties on the one hand with our need to protect against criminal activity and national security threats on the other, but we also recognize that this is a little bit of a brave new world for us.”

You can watch the entirety of her talk by clicking here. [RealPlayer is required to view.]

Click here to view photos from the event.

The talk was featured in the Harvard Law Record as well as on the HLS website.

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Dr. Jack Kevorkain
October 6, 2008
The HLS Forum was proud to bring Dr. Jack Kevorkian to speak at Harvard Law School on October 6, 2008.

The talk was featured in The Harvard Crimson, the Harvard Law Record, as well as the Harvard Law School announcements.

2000s

Date: February 23, 2000
Title: “Covering the Presidents: From Kennedy to Clinton”
Speaker: Helen Thomas – Senior White House Correspondent, UPI
[PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2] [AUDIO]

Date: March 1, 2000
Title: “The Supreme Court and You: Birth, Death and the Quality of Life”
Speaker: Judge Stephen Reinhardt – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Moderator: Richard Fallon – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO] [AUDIO]

Date: March 7, 2000
Title: “Current Challenges to Civil Liberties”
Speaker: Nadine Strossen – President, American Civil Liberties Union
Introduction: Martha Minow – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO - Strossen] [PHOTO - Minow] [AUDIO]

Date: March 15, 2000
Title: “Innocent on Death Row: Causes of and Remedies for Unjust Convictions”
Panel: Barry Scheck – Director, “The Innocence Project”; Co-author, Actual Innocence
Peter Neufeld – Director, “The Innocence Project”; Co-author, Actual Innocence
Jim Dwyer – Reporter, New York Daily News; Co-author, Actual Innocence
Bill Kovach – Curator, Nieman Foundation forJournalism, Harvard
Richard Lewontin – Professor of Population Genetics, Harvard
Michael Seidman – Visiting Professor of Criminal Law &Procedure, Harvard
Moderator: Charles Nesson – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO] [PHOTOS 1, 2, 3, 4]
[C-SPAN SCREEN CAPTURES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] [PURCHASE C-SPAN VIDEO]

Date: March 20, 2000
Title: “The Enduring Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi: Lessons Learned from Grandfather”
Speaker: Arun Gandhi – Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Introduction: Sunanda Gandhi – Co-Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: April 10, 2000
Title: “Antitrust in the New Economy”
Speaker: Joel Klein – Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Department, U.S.
Department of Justice
Introduction: W. Kip Viscusi – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO] [NEWS ARTICLE] [PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2]

Date: April 12, 2000
Title: “What a Long Strange Strip It’s Been”
Speaker: Garry Trudeau – Creator, Doonesbury
[PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2]
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 25, 2000
Speaker: Aaron Sorkin – Executive Producer, The West Wing

Date: October 13, 2000
Title:”Politics, Morality and the Media”
Speaker: Jerry Springer – TV Talk Show Host, Jerry Springer Show

Date: October 16, 2000
Title:”Not For Sale: Integrity in the Written and Spoken Word”
Speaker: Frank Serpico

Date: October 23, 2000
Title:”The Impact of Game Shows on American Pop Culture”
Speaker: Bob Barker – Game Show Host, The Price is Right

Date: November 13, 2000
Title:”O’Reilly Speaks Out”
Speaker: Bill O’Reilly – Executive Producer and Anchor, The O’Reilly Factor

Date: November 17, 2000
Title:”Writing for Money”
Speaker: Andy Rooney – Commentator, 60 Minutes

Date: January 22, 2001
Title:”International War Crimes Tribunals: Lessons from Rwanda and Yugoslavia”
Speaker: Justice Richard Goldstone – Justice, South African Constitutional Court

Date: February 7, 2001
Speaker: Steve Kroft – Commentator, 60 Minutes

Date: February 21, 2001
Title:”Bridging the Democracy Gap from the Local to the National”
Speaker: Theresa Amato – Founder and Executive Director, Citizen Advocacy Center and Campaign Manager, Nader 2000

Date: March 7, 2001
Title: “How I Learned to Love the New Federalism”
Speaker: Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General, New York

Date: March 13, 2001
Title:”Our Common Future”
Speaker: Ted Turner – Founder of CNN; Vice-Chairman and Senior Adviser, AOL Time-Warner
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 10, 2001
Title: “Life and Death after HLS”
Speaker: Scott Turow, Author and Attorney

Date: April 12, 2001
Title: “The Prosecution of Crimes Against Humanity From the Perspective of National Jurisdictions”
Speaker: Judge Baltasar Garzon (Spain) – Investigating Judge, Spain’s National Court

Rabbi Marvin Hier , April 25, 2001

E. Charles Brown, April 26, 2001

R. Keith Stroup, October 9, 2001

Alan Dershowitz, October 17, 2001

Ronald Hampton, October 24, 2001

Larry Flynt, November 7, 2001

Gloria Feldt: Wednesday, January 23, 2002, Austin North

Kate Michelman: Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 7 p.m., Austin North

Sergei Khruschev: Monday, February 18, 2002, 6:30 p.m., Austin North

Johnnie Cochran: Friday, March 8, 2002, 6:00 p.m., Austin North

John Passacantado: Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 6:30 p.m.

Jeffrey Rosen: Friday, April 12, 2002

Robert Gates: Thursday, April 18, 2002

Date: September 20, 2004
Title: “Contract Law Meets the Social Contract: The Nasty, Brutish, and Short Version”
Speaker: Stanley Fish, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Date: September 23, 2004
Speaker: John Osborn, Author of The Paper Chase

Date: November 16, 2004
Title: “Prosecuting the War on Terror”
Speaker: David N. Kelley, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Co-Chair of the 9/11 Commission for the Department of Justice

Date: March 8, 2005
Title: “An Evening with Bestselling Author Anne Lamott”
Speaker: Anne Lamott

Date: April 21, 2005
Title: “Should We Regulate Highly Coercive Interrogation?”
Speakers: Kenneth Roth, President of Human Rights Watch, and Philip Heymann, Professor at Harvard Law School. (Moderated by Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Human Rights Practice at the Kennedy School.)

Date: May 1, 2005
Title: “Pakistan and the War Against Terrorism”
Speaker: Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Date: September 28, 2005
Title: “What Science Can Teach Lawyers About the Art of Persuasion”
Speaker: Robert Cialdini, Author of “Influence: Science and Practice”

Date: November 9, 2005
Title: “A lifetime of Leadership: From Professor to Dean to President to Chairman”
Speaker: John Sexton, President of NYU and Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank

Date: March 21, 2006
Title: “A Discussion with Chief Judge Edith H. Jones”
Speaker: The Honorable Edith Jones, Chief Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Date: April 17, 2006
Title: “Taking the Unconscious Seriously”
Speaker: Malcolm Gladwell, writer for The New Yorker and author of The Tipping Point and Blink

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1990s

Date: March 4, 1990
Title: “Should Drugs Be Legalized?”
Speaker: Edward I. Koch – Former Mayor of New York City

Date: March 19, 1990
Title: “Writs and Glitz: Law Through a Camera Lens”
Speakers: Blair Underwood – Actor, “L.A. Law”
Chuck Rosenberg – Legal Advisor, “L.A.. Law”
Bob Breech – Co-Producer, “L.A. Law”

Date: April 25, 1990
Title: “Should Drugs Be Legalized?”
Speaker: Maynard Jackson – Mayor of Atlanta
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2]

Date: May 14, 1990
Title: “The Importance of Mistakes”
Speaker: John Cleese – Actor, Comedian

Date: November 14, 1990
Title: “America’s Military Budget in the 1990’s”
Speaker: Rep. Barney Frank – D., Massachusetts

Date: October 23, 1990
Title: “The Bush Administration’s Environmental and Energy Policy”
Speaker: C. Boyden Gray – Counsel to President Bush
[AUDIO]

Date: March 7, 1991
Title: “The Effects of Foreign Investment on the U.S. Economy”
Speaker: T. Boone Pickens – Entrepreneur
[PHOTO]

Date: April 3, 1991
Title: “From Radio Shack to Riches: NEMO the Robot’s Recovery of the Lost
Treasure of the S.S. Central America”
Speaker: Richard T. Robol – Partner, Hunter & Williams

Date: May 1, 1991
Speaker: David Dinkins – Mayor of New York City

Date: September 26, 1991
Speaker: Robert Fulghum – Author, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in
Kindergarten

Date: October 14, 1991
Title: “The 1992 Presidential Election”
Speaker: Eugene McCarthy

Date: November 14, 1991
Title: “Can Congressional Investigations Be Conducted Fairly?”
Speaker: Arthur Liman – Fmr. Chief Senate Counsel, Iran-Contra Investigation;
Fmr. President, Legal Aid Society of New York;
Fmr. Chief Counsel, New York Special Commission on Attica
[AUDIO]

Date: February 10, 1992
Title: “Freedom, Free Speech and the Courts”
Speaker: Edwin Meese III – Former U.S. Attorney General
[AUDIO]

Date: February 27, 1992
Title: “Television in the Courts”
Speaker: F. Lee Bailey
[AUDIO]

Date: March 4, 1992
Title: “Civil Liberties and the Supreme Court”
Speaker: Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union
[AUDIO]

Date: March 5, 1992
Title: “The Politics of Sexuality”
Speaker: Andrew Sullivan – Editor, The New Republic

Date: March 16, 1992
Title: “The Corrupting Influence of Harvard Law School”
Speaker: Richard D. Kahlenberg – Author, Broken Contract: A Memoir of
Harvard Law School

Date: April 8, 1992
Title: “The Politics Before Us”
Speaker: Tom Wicker – Political Columnist, The New York Times

Date: April 13, 1992
Speaker: Catherine Crier – Host, CNN’s “Crier & Company”

Date: October 13, 1992
Title: “Public Accountability”
Speaker: Dan Rather – “CBS Evening News”
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: December 10, 1992
Title: “An Evening With Dr. Ruth”
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: February 25, 1993
Title: “Do Law Students Abandon Their Ideals: The Crisis of Idealism in the
Age of Affluence”
Speaker: Robert Granfield – Author, Making Elite Lawyers: Visions of Law at
Harvard and Beyond

Date: April 7, 1993
Title: “The State of Women’s Rights After the Year of the Woman”
Speaker: Elizabeth Holtzman – New York City Comptroller

Date: April 15, 1993
Topic: The First Amendment and Religion
Speaker: Professor Michael McConnell

Date: March 7, 1994
Title: “Recent Congressional Developments”
Speaker: Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II – D., Massachusetts
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 8, 1994
Title: “The Current Crisis in Haiti: The Overthrow of Democracy and the Plight of
Refugees”
Speaker: Jean-Bertrand Aristide – President, The Republic of Haiti
[AUDIO] [NEWS ARTICLE] [PHOTO]

Date: April 26, 1994
Title: “Public Policy Responses to the Changing Dynamics of the AIDS Epidemic”
Panel: Kristine Gebbie – National AIDS Policy Coordinator
Nicolàs Parkhurst Carballeira – Executive Director, Boston’s Latino Health Institute
Rodger McFarlane, Executive Director, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Mindy Thompson Fullilove – Assoc. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public
Health, Columbia University
Moderator: Jean McGuire – Former Executive Director, AIDS Action Council
[SYNOPSIS] [AUDIO]

Date: April 28, 1994
Title: “Free Speech Wars”
Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan – Professor, Stanford Law School

Date: March 21, 1995
Title: “The CIA After Ames”
Speaker: Frederick P. Hitz – Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency

Date: April 18, 1995
Title: “Welfare Reform: A New State of Mind”
Speaker: Barbara A. Mikulski – U.S. Senator (D), Maryland

Date: April 18, 1996
Title: “The Modern Athlete’s Agent-Attorney”
Speaker: Ron Shapiro – Sports Agent, Attorney

Date: November 14, 1996
Title: “‘Fear and Loathing’ at Harvard Law School”
Speaker: Hunter S. Thompson – “Creator of Gonzo Journalism”

Date: September 16, 1996
Title: “Economic Affirmative Action”
Speaker: Richard D. Kahlenberg – Author, Broken Contract: A Memoir of Harvard
Law School

Date: September 19, 1996
Title: “Only in America”
Speaker: Don King – Boxing Promoter
[Video Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 19, 1996
Speaker: Jamie Gorelick, ’75 – U.S. Deputy Attorney General

Date: October 9, 1996
Speaker: Ed Koch – Former Mayor, New York City
[TRANSCRIPT]

Date: April 15, 1997
Title: “Intelligence to Combat International Organized Crime: The Balance of Rights”
Speaker: David Bickford CB- Legal Advisor, British Security and Intelligence Services
[TEXT]

Date: September 26, 1997
Speaker: Oliver Stone – Academy Award Winning Writer, Producer, Director
[PHOTO]

Date: October 15, 1997
Title: “‘Deep Inside the Beltway: Are We Stuck With Only Two Parties Forever?”
Speaker: Robert K. Dornan – R., Congressman, 46th Dist,. California 1977-97

Date: November 11, 1997
Title: “CIA in the 21st Century”
Speaker: Fredrick P. Hitz – Inspector General, CIA
[TEXT]

Date: November 20, 1997
Topic: A Debate:
“Is Our Constitutional Amendment Process Overused?”
“Should it be Guided by Standards and Restraint?
Speaker: Louis Michael Seidman – Professor, Georgetown Law School
Alan Morrison – Supreme Court Litigator
Virginia Sloan – Exec. Dir., Citizens for the Constitution
Roger Pilon – Director, Cato Center for Constitutional Studies
Frederick Schauer – Academic Dean – Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Richard Parker – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Greta Van Susteren – Host, CNN’s “Burden of Proof”

Date: December 5, 1997
Title: “The People v. The Movies”
Speaker: Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert – Movie Critics
[PHOTO]

Date: February 28, 1998
Title: “Democracy in D.C…. or the Lack Thereof”
Speaker: Marion Barry – Mayor of Washington, D.C.
[PHOTO]

Date: March 4, 1998
Speaker: Rep. John P. Slattery – Massachusetts House of Representatives – cast eleventh hour swing vote to defeat the death penalty implementation bill

Date: March 9, 1998
Title: “What’s at Stake in 1998 and Beyond: A Debate”
Panel: Steve Grossman – Chairman, Democratic National Committee
Jim Nicholson – Chairman, Republican National Committee

Date: April 1, 1998
Speakers: Judith L. Lichtman – President, Women’s Legal Defense Fund
Martha Coakley – Louise Woodward Prosecutor

Date: April 21, 1998
Title: “The Dayton Peace Accords: The Inside Story”
Speaker: Miomir Zuzul – Croatian Ambassador to the United States

Date: September 16, 1998
Title: “Does Character Count?”
Speaker: Zig Ziglar – Best-selling Author, Success Speaker

Date: October 1, 1998
Title: “Historical Perspective of the Civil Rights Movement: Destroying Everything
Segregated I Could Find”
Speaker: Fred Gray – Attorney to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: October 20, 1998
Title: “The Missiles of August: Clinton’s Embarrassing Military Attacks on Terrorist
Osama bin Laden”
Speaker: Seymour Hersh – Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, The Dark Side of Camelot
[PAGE 1 -ARTICLE- PAGE 4]

Date: October 26, 1998
Title: “Public Service, Citizenship, and the Law”
Speaker: Senator John Kerry – D., Massachusetts
[PAGE 1 -ARTICLE- PAGE 3]

Date: February 16, 1999
Title: “Winning the Cultural War”
Speaker: Charlton Heston – Actor; President, National Rifle Association
[TEXT] [PART I - AUDIO -PART II] [PHOTO] [PAGE 1 -ARTICLE- PAGE 2]

Date: February 24, 1999
Title: “Why All Campus Speech Codes, Including Harvard Law School’s Sexual
Harassment Guidelines, Should be Repealed”
Speaker: Harvey Silvergate – Author, The Shadow University
[PAGE 1 -ARTICLE- PAGE 6]

Date: March 22, 1999
Title: “Prosecuting the President: Reflections of a House Manager”
Speaker: Rep. Asa Hutchinson – D., Arkansas
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: April 15, 1999
Title: “The First Amendment Firsthand”
Speaker: Vince McMahon – Chairman, World Wrestling Federation
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: April 20, 1999
Title: “Public Spirit in the Private Sector”
Speaker: Mario Cuomo – Former Governor of New York
[PART I - AUDIO - PART II] [PHOTO]

Date: October 29, 1999
Title: “The Laws, The Practice, The Education: Continuing Illusion or Wake-up Time?”
Speaker: Ralph Nader
Introduction: Richard Parker – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PART I - AUDIO - PART II] [PHOTO] [PAGE 1 -ARTICLE- PAGE 4]

Date: December 2, 1999
Title: “New Politics for the New Millennium”
Speaker: Jack Gargan – Chairman-elect, The Reform Party
[AUDIO] [PHOTO] [LINK TO C-SPAN EVENT VIDEOTAPE]

Date: December 3, 1999
Title: “Non-Recourse Borrowing and Non-Recognition Transfers: A Case Law
Analysis”
Speaker: Al Franken – Emmy-winning Political Satirist, Best-selling Author
Introduction: Alan Simpson – Former Senator, R., Wyoming;
Director, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government
[PHOTO - Franken] [PHOTO - Simpson]

1980s

Date: April 10, 1980
Speaker: Yehuda Z. Blum – Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations

Date: April 22, 1980
Title: “Press Under Pressure”
Speaker: Daniel Schorr – Journalist, Author

Date: April 25, 1980
Speaker: Wade McCree, Jr. – Solicitor General of the United States

Date: September 29, 1980
Speaker: F. Lee Bailey, Attorney
[PHOTO]

Date: October 23, 1980
Title: “Individual Rights v. National Security”
Speaker: David Landau – ACLU Attorney

Date: November 18, 1980
Speaker: Ambassador Elliot L. Richardson

Date: February 10, 1981
Speaker: Melvin Belli – “The King of Torts”
[PHOTO]

Date: October 20, 1981
Speaker: Jane Pauley – Hostess, “Today Show”
[PHOTO]

Date: November 12, 1981
Speaker: Eugene McCarthy

Date: November 15, 1981
Title: “Tough New World: Lawyers in the 1980s”
Speaker: Steven Brill – Editor, Publisher of The American Lawyer

Date: May 26, 1982
Topic: “Harvard Law School: High Priced Tool Factory or Professional Institution?”
Speaker: Ralph Nader, ’58

Date: November 29, 1982
Speaker: Harlan Ellison

Date: October 7, 1982
Title: “Harvard, Hollywood and Houseman: Alternatives to Wall Street”
Speaker: John Jay Osborn, Jr. – Author, The Paper Chase, The Associates

Date: October 14, 1982
Title: “Lawyering on the Evening News”
Speaker: Fred Graham – Law Correspondent, CBS News

Date: October 28, 1982
Title: “U.S. Foreign Policy: A Critique”
Speaker: George McGovern
[AUDIO]

Date: November 29, 1982
Speaker: Harlan Ellison – Short Story Writer

Date: February 8, 1983
Speaker: Zbigniew Brzezinski – National Security Advisor to President Carter

Date: February 18, 1983
Title: “Making Partner: The Inside Story”
Speaker: James B. Stewart, Jr., ’78 – Executive Editor, The American Lawyer;
Author, The Partners

Date: March 3, 1983
Speaker: Elizabeth Holtzman – District Attorney, King’s County, New York;
Served on House Judiciary Committee which voted to impeach President Nixon

Date: March 17, 1983
Title: “The Case for a New Political Party”
Speaker: John Anderson – Former U.S. Congressman; Presidential Candidate, 1980

Date: April 14, 1983
Speaker: Phil Donahue – TV Talk Show Host
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: April 21, 1983
Title: “Lebanon in the Middle East: The Current Crisis”
Speaker: Alfred Mady – Special Advisor to the President of Lebanon
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 23, 1983
Speaker: Robert G. Mugabe – Prime Minister, The Republic of Zimbabwe
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 6, 1983
Title: “Are Lawyers Ruining Sports?”
Speaker: “Red” Auerbach – President & General Manager, The Boston Celtics
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 25, 1983
Title: “The Future of the Relationship Between the U.S. and Puerto Rico”
Panel: Carlos Romero-Barcello – Governor of Puerto Rico
Rafael Hernandez-Colon – Governor of Puerto Rico 1973-1977
Reben Berríos-Martínez – President, Puerto Rican Independence Party

Date: October 14, 1983
Title: “Beyond the Protest of 1982: Is Progress Possible at Harvard Law School?”
Speaker: Ralph Nader, ’58
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 25, 1983
Title: “Economic Alternatives for the 80’s”
Speaker: Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings – D, South Carolina – Candidate for
Democratic Presidential Nomination
[AUDIO]

Date: October 27, 1983
Title: “What’s Next for the Civil Rights Movement”
Speaker: Julian Bond – Georgia State Senator; Civil Rights Leader

Date: November 3, 1983
Title: “The U.S. Presidency: An Inside Look at the Last 35 Years”
Speaker: Clark Clifford

Date: November 10, 1983
Title: “Sentencing, Post-Sentencing and Parole: No Justice in Jail?”
Speaker: John Ehrlichman
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 17, 1983
Title: “Current Directions in Defense Policy”
Speaker: Caspar W. Weinberger, ’41 – U.S. Secretary of Defense
[AUDIO] [TRANSCRIPT] [PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2]

Date: November 30, 1983 (1:30 p.m.)
Title: “Brandeis: The Search for the Private Man”
Speaker: Lewis J. Paper, ’71 – Author, Brandeis

Date: November 30, 1983 (3:00 p.m.)
Title: “Peace and Jobs”
Speaker: Senator Alan Cranston – D., California
[AUDIO]

Date: December 5, 1983
Title: “Israel: Today and Tomorrow”
Speaker: Shimon Peres – Chairman, Israel Labour Party
[AUDIO]

Date: March 8, 1984
Title: “Democracy in Small States: The Case of the Carribean”
Speaker: Edward P.G. Seaga – Prime Minister of Jamaica
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 14, 1984
Title: “Behind the Scenes at ’60 Minutes'”
Speaker: Morley Safer
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: April 8, 1984
Title: “Civil Rights with a Global Perspective”
Speaker: Andrew Young – Mayor of Atlanta; Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
[AUDIO (first few minutes missing)]

Date: April 19, 1984
Title: “An Address and Afternoon with Stevie Wonder”
Speaker: Stevie Wonder
[AUDIO] [PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2] [PHOTO 3]

Date: April 25, 1984
Title: “The ERA – Is There a Future?”
Speaker: Phyllis Schlafly
Introduction: Sylvia Law – Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard
[AUDIO]

Date: September 20, 1984
Title: “The Role of Religion in Politics”
Speaker: Rev. Jerry Falwell – Leader of the Moral Majority
[AUDIO]

Date: September 25, 1984
Title: “Dear Ann Landers…”
Speaker: Ann Landers – Syndicated Columnist
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 8, 1984
Speaker: Daniel Ortega – Coordinator of the Government of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua; Sandinista Candidate for President of Nicaragua; Commandante de la Revolution of the Sandinista Front
Introduction: Carlos Fuentes- Author
[AUDIO]

Date: October 9, 1984
Title: “Anecdotes from an Investigative Journalist”
Speaker: Mike Wallace – “60 Minutes” Correspondent; Author, Close Encounters

Date: October 18, 1984
Title: “Civil Rights in Retrospect – Twenty Years of Change Since the Civil Rights Act”
Speaker: Clarence Pendleton – Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Date: October 25, 1984
Title: “Law, The Media, and ‘The People’s Court'”
Speaker: Judge Joseph Wapner – Judge, “The People’s Court”
[PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2] [AUDIO]

Date: November 8, 1984
Title: “Can Socialism Survive Reagan, Thatcher and Kohl?”
Speaker: Rt. Hon. Tony Benn – Labour Member of Parliament (first elected 1950)
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 15, 1984
Title: “Has the Media Destroyed the U.S. Electoral Process?”
Speaker: Meg Greenfield – Newsweek Columnist; Editor, The Washington Post
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 6, 1984
Speaker: Michael Dukakis – Governor of Massachusetts
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 5, 1985
Title: “The Atlanta Child Murders: The Trial and Continuing Debate”
with exclusive preview of Upcoming CBS-TV movie “The Atlanta Child Murders”
Panel: Alan Dershowitz – Professor, Harvard Law School
Abby Mann – Writer and Producer
Alvin Binder – Trial Defense Attorney for Wayne Williams
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 21, 1985
Title: “U.S. Soviet Relations: A View from the Media”
Speaker: Peter Jennings – ABC News Anchorman and Chief Correspondent
[AUDIO]

Date: February 28, 1985
Title: “The New Grape Boycott — Will it Work in the Eighties?”
Speaker: Cesar Chavez – President, United Farm Workers of America
[PHOTO] [TEXT] [PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2]

Date: April 11, 1985
Title: “Lawyers and Journalists: Differences and Similarities”
Speaker: John Chancellor – Commentator, NBC Nightly News
[AUDIO]

Date: April 23, 2985
Speaker: Arturo Cruz
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: April 25, 1985
Title: “The Press: Credible or Incredible?”
Speaker: Mike Wallace – “60 Minutes” Correspondence
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 26, 1985
Title: “Fostering Economic Growth, Insuring Economic Justice: Boston’s Challenge”
Speaker: Raymond L. Flynn – Mayor of Boston
[TEXT] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 1, 1985
Title: “Growing Up in the Nuclear Age”
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Spock – Pediatrician and Peace Activist
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 9, 1985
Title: “Mass Tort Litigation: Victims Rights or Ambulance Chasing?”
Speaker: Melvin Belli, Attorney
[PHOTO]

Date: October 10, 1985
Title: “The Future of the Labor Movement”
Speaker: Douglas Fraser – Former President, UAW
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 17, 1985
Title: “The Space Shuttle and the Future of the U.S. Space Program”
Speaker: Dr. Sally K. Ride – NASA Astronaut
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 24, 1985
Title: “The Influence of Politics on a City’s Economy: The Chicago Statement”
Speaker: Jane Byrne – Former Mayor and Candidate for Re-Election

Date: October 28, 1985
Title: “Non-Violent Resistance & Social Defense — The Green Party’s Answer to the
Arms Race”
Speaker: Petra Kelly – West German Member of Parliament, Green Party
Gert Bastian – West German Member of Parliament, Green Party
[PHOTO - Kelly] [PHOTO - Bastain]

Date: November 7, 1985
Title: “Some Reflections on the Media”
Speaker: William Rusher – Editor, The National Review

Date: November 14, 1985
Title: “Looking Back at the New York City Mayor’s Race:
Why It Came Out Like It Did”
Speaker: Carol Bellamy – President, New York City Council
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 16, 1985
Title: “Murderers Among Us/ Consequences of the Holocaust”
Speaker: Simon Wiesenthal – Investigator of Nazi War Criminals
[PHOTO] [AUDIO]

Date: February 12, 1986
Topic: Juvenile Crime
Speaker: Edward I. Koch – Mayor of New York City
[AUDIO]

Date:February 16, 1986
Speaker:Ruth Bader Ginsberg – Judge, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
[AUDIO]

Date: February 25, 1986
Title: “Religion and Politics”
Speaker: Rev. William Slone Coffin – Riverside Church, New York City
[AUDIO]

Date: March 6, 1986
Title: “Restoring Competitiveness in Corporate America”
Speaker: T. Boone Pickens – President & Chairman, Mesa Petroleum Co.
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 12, 1986
Title: “On Trial in America”
Speaker: Claus von Bülow
Introduction: Alan Dershowitz – Professor, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: April 3, 1986
Title: “The Crumbling Wall Between Church and State: Can it be Repaired?”
Speaker: Dr. Madalyn Murray O’Hair – President and Founder, American Atheists
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 9, 1986
Title: “The Global Challenge to Human Rights in 1986″
Speaker: Geraldine Ferraro – 1984 Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate
[PHOTO]

Date: April 15, 1986
Title: “Moral Law in Public Policy”
Speaker: His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor
[TRANSCRIPT]

Date: April 28, 1986
Title: “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East: A Debate”
Speakers: Alan Dershowitz – Professor, Harvard Law School
Zuhdi Terzi – P.L.O. Observer to the U.N.
CANCELLED DUE TO U.S STATE DEPARTMENTS’S REFUSAL TO ALLOW ZUDHI TERZI TO TRAVEL FROM WASHINGTON TO HARVARD FOR PURPOSES OF A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT – The Forum filed suit against the State Department and won in U.S. District Court but ultimately lost in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Date: October 2, 1986
Title: “Politics and the Press”
Speaker: Willie Brown – Speaker, California Assembly
Introduction: Professor Charles Ogletree
[AUDIO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: October 6, 1986
Title: “The Evangelical Vote: Is It Monolithic?”
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Falwell – President, Liberty Foundation
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: October 23, 1986
Title: “The Nuclear Arms Race”
Speaker: Dr. Carl Sagan, Astronomer
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: October 29, 1986
Speaker: Ted Turner – Chairman and President, Turner Broadcasting System
[AUDIO]

Date: November 5, 1986
Title: “Challenges in City Management”
Speaker: Wilson Goode – Mayor of Philadelphia
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 11, 1986
Speaker: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Harvard Law School Forum Fortieth Anniversary Lecture
[AUDIO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 18, 1986
Title: “The Changing Role of Television News in America”
Speaker: Dan Rather – Managing Editor and Anchor, CBS Evening News
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: November 24, 1986
Title: “Nicaragua versus U.S. in the World Court: American Policy on Trial”
Speaker: Sergio Ramirez Mercado – Vice-President of Nicaragua
[AUDIO]

Date: March 3, 1987
Title: “My Experiences with the Media”
Speaker: General William Westmoreland (U.S. Army, Ret.)
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2] [PHOTO 3]

Date: March 16, 1987
Title: “The Iran-Contra Affair and the 1988 Presidential Race”
Speaker: Rep. Patricia Schroeder – D., Colorado
[TEXT]

Date: April 7, 1987
Title: “Media, Morality and the First Amendment”
Speaker: Christie Hefner – President and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
[AUDIO]

Date: April 16, 1987
Title: “The Politics of Values and the Value of Politics – 1988″
Speaker: Paul Kirk, ’64 – Chairman, Democratic National Committee
[AUDIO]

Date: April 22, 1987
Title: “Miss Manners Lays Down the Law”
Speaker: Judith Martin (Miss Manners) – Syndicated Columnist and Author
[AUDIO]

Date: September 21, 1987
Title: “And So It Goes…”
Speaker: Linda Ellerbee – Television Journalist and Author

Date: October 7, 1987
Title: “Honduras and the Central American Crisis”
Speaker: Carlos Lopez Contreras – Foreign Minister of Honduras

Date: October 14, 1987
Title: “Race and the Constitution: A Bicentenial Look at Equal Protection
and Affirmative Action”
Panelists: Alan Dershowitz
Avi Nelson
Mel King
Moderator: Charles Fried
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 21, 1987
Title: “The America’s Cup: Past, Present and Future”
Speaker: Dennis Conner – Skipper, “Stars and Stripes”
[AUDIO]

Date: November 2, 1987
Title: “Network Television News Coverage in Washington, D.C.”
Speaker: Lesley Stahl – Moderator, “Face the Nation”
[AUDIO]

Date: November 9, 1987
Title: “Organized Crime, Corruption, and Insider Trading: Current Happenings at the
U.S. Attorney’s Office”
Speaker: Rudolph Giuliani – United States Attorney, SDNY
[AUDIO]

Date: November 17, 1987
Speaker: Larry King – Host, CNN’s “Larry King Live”

Date: November 19, 1987
Title: “Why I Left the Contras”
Speaker: Arturo Cruz – Former Director of the Contras
Introduction: Detlev Vagts – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: November 20, 1987
Speaker: Whoopi Goldberg
[PHOTO]

Date: November 24, 1987
Title: “Islam and Its Legal System: Past, Present and Future”
Speaker: Sheikh Zaki Yamani – Former Minister of Petroleum of Saudi Arabia
Introduction: Frank Vogel – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: December 8, 1987
Event: Pre-Screening of “Wall Street”
Speaker: Oliver Stone – Director

Date: February 10, 1988
Title: “The Baby M Case and its Effects on the Future of Surrogate Motherhood”
Speakers: Marybeth Whitehead Gould – Surrogate Mother in the Baby M Case
Harold Cassidy – Attorney to Marybeth Whitehead Gould
Introduction: Martha Field – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: February 18, 1988
Title: “The Homeless Crisis: A Street View”
Speaker: Joyce Brown – Homeless Woman who challenged NYCs Homeless Policy
With: her attorneys Norman Siegel & Robert Levy, NYCLU
Introduction: Dan Greenberg – Director, Clinical Program, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: March 1, 1988
Title: “The Feminization of Power”
Speaker: Eleanor Smeal – Former President, National Organization of Women

Date: March 15, 1988
Title: “The Exploitation of Kids, Family and Marriage for Profit”
Speaker: Erma Bombeck – Author, Columnist and Humorist
[AUDIO]

Date: April 18, 1988
Title: “The Emerging Shape of the 1988 Elections”
Speaker: Louis Harris – Public Opinion Analyst

Date: April 25, 1988
Title: “1L Revisited: Thoughts on Legal Education After 10 Years in Legal Practice”
Speaker: Scott Turow – Author, IL, Attorney
Introduction: Nick Littlefield – Dir., Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO][PHOTO]

Date: September 28, 1988
Title: “Justice During the Reagan Years”
Speaker: Terry Eastland – Justice Department Chief Spokesperson under Ed Meese
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 12, 1988
Title: “The Legalization of Drugs”
Speakers: Alan Dershowitz – Professor, Harvard Law School
James H. Burley, Jr. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Moderator: Charles Ogletree – Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 16, 1988
Title: “Reflections on Public Service”
Speaker: Donald Regan – Former. Sec. of the Treasury and White House Chief of Staff
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 1, 1988
Speaker: Alejandro Serrano Caldera – Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United Nations
and Former President of the Nicaraguan Supreme Court
Introduction: James Rowles – Lecturer, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: December 12, 1988
Title: “Patriotism and Other Spectator Sports”
Speaker: Edward Asner – Actor and Activist
[AUDIO]

Date: February 8, 1989
Title: “Balancing Individual Rights with the Rights of Society: Sensitive Investigative
Techniques”
Speaker: William Sessions – Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Introduction: Philip Heymann – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: February 13, 1989
Title: “The Power Shift to the States: View from the Executive Branch”
Speaker: Madeline Kunin – Governor of Vermont
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: March 9, 1989
Title: “Leveraged Buyouts: Their Role in America Today”
Speaker: Reginald Lewis – Chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Food Grp.

Date: April 12, 1989
Title: “The Future of Progressive Politics”
Speaker: Jim Hightower – Texas Commissioner of Agriculture

Date: October 30, 1989
Title: “The 90’s Challenge to Public Service”
Speaker: Marion Barry – Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Moderator: Charles Ogletree – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO]

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1970s

Date: February 6, 1970
Speaker: Commissioner Thrower, Internal Revenue Service
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 9, 1970
Speaker: Charles Mathias – U.S. Senator, Maryland
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 19, 1970
Title: “Florida’s Fight Against Organized Crime”
Speaker: Claude E. King, Jr. – Governor of Florida
Moderator: James Vorenberg – Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: May 1, 1970
Title: “Is the Pill Safe?”
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 6, 1970
Title: “After the Moon — What?”
Speaker: Dr. Wernher Von Braun – Former Director, Marshall Space Flight Center;
Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA
Moderator: Dr. Richard Batton – Professor, M.I.T.
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO]

Date: November 18, 1970
Title: “Women’s Liberation”
Speaker: Betty Friedan
Panel: Dr. Martina Horner
Diana Garrity
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 11, 1970
Title: “Heart Transplants and the Law”
Speakers: Dr. Michael DeBakey
Professor Guido Calabresi
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 19, 1971
Title: “A Mid-term Assessment of the Nixon Administration”
Panelists: Nicholas deB. Katzenbach – Former U.S. Attorney General
Senator Thomas Eagleton – Missouri
John Price – Special White House Assistant to President Nixon
Moderator: Henry J. Steiner – Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 12, 1971
Title: “The Role of Sports in American Life”
Panel: Michael Burke – President, New York Yankees
Howard Cosell – Sportscaster, ABC
Johnny Sample – Author, Confessions of a Dirty Ballplayer
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 24, 1971
Speaker: Walter J. Hickel – Former Governor of Alaska;
U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Moderator: Michael Leavett – Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies, Harvard
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 27, 1971
Speaker: Senator Edward Kennedy – D., Massachusetts
Moderator: Roger Fisher – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO][Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 1, 1971
Title: “Putting People First”
Speaker: Sen. Fred Harris – Democratic Candidate for President

Date: October 21, 1971
Title: “The Role of Defense Counsel in Political Trials”
Speaker: Gerald Lefcourt – Attorney for the Chicago 7, Buffalo 9, New York 21
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 28, 1971
Speaker: Sen. George McGovern – D. South Dakota; Candidate for Democratic
Nomination for President of the United States
[PHOTO][Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 5, 1971
Title: “The American Role in South Africa: The Polaroid Question”
Speaker: Joel Carson – Attorney, Exile from South Africe
Panel: Andrew Lukele – Student from South Africa
Christopher Ntete – Student from South Africa
Margaret Marshall – Student from South Africa
Richard Suzmam – Student from South Africa

Date: November 10, 1971
Speaker: Eugene McCarthy

Date: February 11, 1972
Title: “Death Before Life: A Case Study of Public Broadcasting”
Speaker: Nicholas Johnson – Commissioner, FCC

Date: April 13, 1972
Speaker: Charles W. Freeman, Jr. – Official U.S. Interpreter for Nixon China Visit

Date: April 21, 1972
Title: “Integration of the Suburbs”
Speaker: George Romney – Secretary, HUD

Date: October 3, 1972
Title: “The Middle East”
Speaker: H. E. Yitzhak Rabin – Israeli Ambassador
Moderator: Paul Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 19, 1972
Title: “Prison Reform”
Speaker: James R. Hoffa – Former President, Teamsters

Date: November 14, 1972
Title: “The Northern Ireland Problem”
Speaker: H. E. William Warnock – Irish Ambassador

Date: November 29, 1972
Title: “The People’s Right to Know: The Erosion of First Amendment Rights”
Speaker: Hon. James Skelly Wright – Judge, Circuit Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
[PHOTO]

Date: March 8, 1973
Title: “The Supreme Court Abortion Decision: Should It Stand?”
Panel: William J. Curran – Harvard Law School, Medical Sch., School of Public Health
Philip B. Heyman – Professor, Harvard Law School
John H. Ely – Professor, Harvard Law School
Henry P. Monaghan – Boston University School of Law

Date: April 13, 1973
Title: “ESP and Psychic Phenomena”
Speaker: Edgar D. Mitchell – 6th man to walk on the moon

Date: April 27, 1973
Title: “The American Inquisition”
Speaker: Cedric Belfrage – Author, The American Inquisition

Date: November 28, 1973
Speaker: Aaron Copeland

Date: February 27, 1974
Speaker: Caspar Weinberger – Secretary of H.E.W.

Date: March 9, 1974
Speaker: Elliot Richardson
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 20, 1975
Speaker: Fred Harris – Democratic Candidate for President
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 22, 1975
Speaker: Francis W. Sargent – Former Governor, Massachusetts

Date: March 24, 1975
Speaker: Sen. Lowell Weicker

Date: April 8, 1975
Speaker: Señora Salvador Allende – Widow of Former Chilean President

Date: April 12, 1975
Title: “Live From Harvard Law School”
Speaker: Dick Cavett

Date: May 7, 1975
Title: “Who Killed Robert F. Kennedy?”
Speaker: Allard Lowenstein – Former New York Congressman

Date: September 19, 1975
Speaker: Senator Ernest F. Hollings – D., South Carolina

Date: September 26, 1975
Speaker: Jimmy Carter – Candidate for President of the United States

Date: February 19, 1976
Speaker: Senator Charles Mathias – Maryland

Date: February 25, 1976
Speaker: Rep. Morris K. Udall – D., Arizona
Moderator: Paul Freund – Professor, Harvard Law Schoo

Date: April 29, 1976
Speaker: Roderick Hills – Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Panel: Kenneth Andrews – Professor, Harvard Business School
Andrew Kaufman – Professor, Harvard Law School
Louis Loss – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 24, 1976
Speaker: Rep. Robert Drinan – D., Massachusetts

Date: September 14, 1976
Speaker: Hon. Tom C. Clark – Retired Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Date: October 7, 1976
Title: “Justice in America”
Speaker: William M. Kunstler, Attorney

Date: October 13, 1976
Speaker: Ann Landers, Syndicated Columnist

Date: October 20, 1976
Title: “Growing Up at 37″
Speaker: Jerry Rubin

Date: November 3, 1976
Title: “The Election Results and the Prospects Ahead”
Speaker: Joseph Kraft, Political Columnist

Date: November 11, 1976
Speaker: Grant Gilmore – Professor, Yale Law School; Author, Death of Contract

Date: November 23, 1976
Title: “The Future of the World Economy”
Speaker: Wassily Leontief – Economist (Nobel Prize, 1973)

Date: December 2, 1976
Title: “The Press and Politicians 1976″
Speaker: Dan Rather – Television Journalist

Date: December 8, 1976
Title: “Can Morality Be Legislated?”
Speakers: Harry Reems – Cinema Sex Star
Alan Dershowitz, Defense Attorney

Date: December 13, 1976
Title: “Intelligence Out of the Shadows”
Speaker: William Colby – Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Date: February 2, 1977
Speaker: Dick Gregory

Date: February 10, 1977
Title: “Can Law Enforcement Deter Crime?”
Panel: James Q. Wilson – Professor, Harvard
Joseph Jordan – Boston Police Commissioner
George V. Higgins – Attorney & Author

Date: February 16, 1977
Title: “The Covert Corruption of the United States Senate”
Speaker: Edward M. Korry – Former Ambassador to Chile

Date: March 3, 1977
Title: “The Revolution of the Professional Athlete”
Speaker: Bob Woolf – Sports Attorney

Date: March 7, 1977
Title: “The Supreme Court – Forty Years in Retrospect”
Speaker: Paul Freund – Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School

Date: March 17, 1977
Title: “Law Reform in the U.S.”
Speaker:John Connally

Date: April 11, 1977
Title: “New Directions in Business”
Speaker: Walter Wriston – Chairman, Citibank Corporation

Date: April 19, 1977
Title: “A Layman’s Reflection on Civil Rights”
Speaker: M. Carl Holman – President, National Urban Coalition

Date: April 25, 1977
Speaker: Jacques Cousteau – Oceanographer

Date: April 28, 1977
Speaker: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson – “Gonzo Journalist”

Date: May 3, 1977
Speaker: Alger Hiss – Attorney

Date: May 5, 1977
Speaker: Chevy Chase – NBC Television Personality

Date: September 15, 1977
Speaker: Melvin Belli – “King of Torts”
[PHOTO]

Date: September 28, 1977
Speaker: Julian Bond, Rights Activist
[PHOTO]

Date: October 4, 1977
Speaker: E. Howard Hunt, Jr. – Watergate Personality

Date: October 13, 1977
Speaker: Betty Friedan

Date: October 25, 1977
Speaker: Carl Sagan – Astronomer and Exobiologist
[PHOTO]

Date: November 14, 1977
Speaker: Jill Wine-Volner – Former Watergate Prosecuter

Date: December 1, 1977
Speaker: John Kenneth Galbraith – Economist and Author
[PHOTO]

Date: January 26, 1978
Title: “Sneak Preview Movie – ‘Coma'”
Speaker: Michael Chichton – Writer and Director

Date: February 9, 1978
Speaker: Jules Witcover – Syndicated Columnist

Date: February 23, 1978
Speaker: Fred Graham – CBS News

Date: March 16, 1978
Speaker: Louis Nizer – Attorney and Author

Date: April 9, 1978
Speaker: Lesley Stahl – CBS News

Date: April 16, 1978
Speaker: Tom Brokaw – Host, “Today Show”

Date: April 27, 1978
Title: “A New Model for American Legal School”
Speaker: Joel Seligman & Lynne Bernabei – Authors of the Forthcoming Book,
The High Citadel: The Influence of Harvard Law School

Date: May 5, 1978
Speaker: Bowie Kuhn – Commissioner, Major League Baseball

Date: October 6, 1978
Speaker: Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. – Third Circuit Court of Appeals,
Author, In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process

Date: October 19, 1978
Speaker: Norman Lear – Television Producer

Date: November 2, 1978
Speaker: John Irving – Author, The World According to Garp

Date: November 29, 1978
Speaker: Michael Dukakis – D., Governor of Massachusetts

Date: December 5, 1978
Speaker: Bill Baird – Abortion Rights and Birth Control Activist

Date: February 13, 1979
Speaker: Shere Hite – Author, The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female
Sexuality

Date: February 27, 1979
Speaker: Kevin White – Mayor of Boston; Pres., U.S. Democratic Mayor’s Association

Date: March 15, 1979
Speaker: Dean Rusk – U.S. Secretary of State, 1961-1969

Date: April 5, 1979
Speaker: Hunter Thompson – “Gonzo” Journalist; Author, Fear and Loathing: On the
Campaign Trail, The Great Shark Hunt

Date: November 6, 1979
Speaker: Hon. Abner Mikva – Court of Appeals Judge, Former U.S. Congressman

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1960s

Date: January 29, 1960
Title: “Integration: The Problems Ahead”
Speaker: Luther Hodges – Governor of North Carolina
Panel: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Eric Dennard – Superintendent of Schools, Newton; Former Supt. of Sch., Waco, TX
Albert Sacks – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Edward K. Graham – Dean, Boston University

Date: February 6, 1960
Title: “Algeria”
Speaker: Abdel Kader Chanderli – Envoy from Algerian F.L.N. to the U.N.
Panel: Mark Karp – Professor, African Studies, Boston University
Rupert Emerson – Harvard University Government Department
Moderator: Derek C. Bok -Asst. Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 11, 1960
Title: “Change in Our China Policy?”
Speakers: Cong. Walter H. Judd – R., Minnesota
Cong. Charles O. Porter – D., Oregon
Moderator: Allan Cole – Professor, Fletcher School of Diplomacy

Date: March 25, 1960
Title: “Cuba Revolution Revisited”
Speaker: Dr. Manuel Bisbe – Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
Panel: Samuel Halper – Cuban Correspondent, Time
William S. Barnes – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: April 29, 1960 (3:00 p.m.)
Speaker: Walter P. Reuther – President, UAW; Vice-President, AFL-CIO
Moderator: John P. Dawson – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: April 29, 1960 (8:00 p.m.)
Speaker: Harry Golden – Editor, The Carolina Israelite;
Author, Only in America and For 2¢ Plain
Moderator: Professor Arthur E. Sutherland

Date: October 14, 1960
Title: “The Bar – and the Challenge to Change”
Speakers: Edward Bennett Williams
“and panel”

Date: October 21, 1960
Title: “Reflections on the Cold War in the 60’s”
Speaker: Charles Colson – staff member to Senator Leverett Saltonstall – R.,
Massachusetts (representing Sen. Saltonstall in his absence)
Moderator: Milton Katz – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 4, 1960
Title: “Are We Losing the Propaganda War?”
Speakers: George V. Allen – Director, United States Information Agency
William J. Lederer – Co-author, The Ugly American
Moderator: Richard Baxter – Professor of International Law

Date: February 10, 1961
Title: “The Nature of Hypnotism”
Speaker: Dr. Martin T. Orne – Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Sanford Kadish – Professor of Criminal Law, Harvard Law School

Date: February 24, 1961
Title: “Peace Corps: Pro and Con”
Speakers: Cong. Henry S. Reuss – D., Wisc.; Author of “Peace Corps” Bill
John Spencer – Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Moderator: Milton Katz – Director of Int’l Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

Date: March 17, 1961
Title: “What is the Future for … A Democratic Africa?”
Speaker: H. E. Alex Quaison-Sackey – U.N. Ambassador from Ghana
Panel: Antonio Colaco – Portuguese Consul
Elliot Berg – Instructor of Economics
Jo Weitzman Saxe – Center for International Affairs
Moderator: Louis Sohn – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 24, 1961
Title: “The American Negro: Problems and Solutions”
Speakers: Malcolm X – Black Muslim Leader
Walter Carrington – Mass. State Commission Against Discrimination, NAACP
Moderator: Roger Fisher – Professor, Harvard Law School
[TEXT] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 14, 1961
Title: “ESP”
Speaker: Dr. J. B. Rhine – Parapsychology Lab, Duke University
Panel: Edwin G. Boring – Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Emeritus
Ulric Neisser – Psychology Department, Brandeis University
Timothy Leary – Lecturer, Clinical Psychology, Harvard
Moderator: Jerome S. Bruner – Professor of Psychology, Harvard

Date: April 21, 1961
Title: “Blueprint for Defense”
Speaker: General Maxwell D. Taylor, Ret.
Panel: Henry A. Kissinger – Associate Professor of Government, Harvard
Harry H. Ransom – Research Associate, Defense Studies
Hugh C. Wolfe – American Institute of Physics
Moderator: Carl J. Friedrich, Eaton Professor of Government, Harvard
[AUDIO]

Date: April 28, 1961
Title: “The First Hundred Days”
Speaker: Barry Goldwater
Panel: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Seymour E. Harris – Professor of Economics, Harvard
Harold J. Berman – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Robert Baucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: May 1, 1961
Title: “Unrest Within the Democratic Party”
Speaker: Eleanor Roosevelt
Panel: Patrick McDonough – President, Boston City Council
Robert C. Wood – Professor of Political Science, M.I.T.
Moderator: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO]

Date: October 20, 1961
Title: “The Future of Southern Liberalism”
Speakers: James Kilpatrick – Editor, The Richmond News Leader
Hodding Carter – Editor, Delta Democratic Times, Greenville, Mississippi
Armistead Boothe – D., State Rep., Va.; Leader, Anti-Byrd forces in Virginia
Moderator: V. O. Key, Professor of Government

Date: November 3, 1961
Title: “Aid to Friendly Dictators”
Speakers: Owen Lattimore – Former Director of Pacific Operations for the U.S.
Office of War Information
Arthur Smithies – Professor of Political Economy, Harvard

Date: November 17, 1961
Title: “Are We on the Road to War?”
Speaker: Dr. Leo Szilard – Professor of Bio-Physics, University of Chicago
Atoms for Peace Award 1959
Developer of Atomic Chain Reaction with Enrico Fermi
Moderator: Don K. Price – Dean, Graduate School of Public Administation, Harvard
[TEXT] [AUDIO]

Date: December 1, 1961
Title: “The Fate of the City”
Speakers: Mr. Edward J. Logue – Director, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Prof. Oscar Handlin – Pulitzer Prize Winner, Harvard
Prof. Lloyd Rodwin – Professor of Land Economics, M.I.T.
Moderator: Charles M. Haar – Zoning Expert, Harvard Law School

Date: February 23, 1962
Title: “India, World Law, and the U.N.”
Speaker: Ambassador B.K. Nehru, India
Panel: Roger Fisher – Professor, Harvard Law School
Richard Baxter – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Lloyd I. Rudolph – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: March 26, 1962
Title: “Evangelism and the Intellectual”
Speaker: Billy Graham
Panelists: Richard Niebuhr – Assoc. Prof. of Theology, Harvard Divinity School
James L. Adams – Professor of Christian Ethics, Harvard Divinity School
Dr. Harold J. Ockenga – Pastor, Park Street Congregational Church
Moderator: Krister Stendahl – Professor of Religion, Harvard Divinity School
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO]

Date: March 30, 1962
Speaker: James Hoffa – President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Panelists: John T. Dunlop – Chairman, Department of Economics, Harvard
John R. Meyer – Professor of Economics, Harvard
Moderator: Derek C. Bok – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2]

Date: April 13, 1962
Title: “Public Recognition & Massachusetts Politics”
Speakers: Edward J. McCormack, Jr.- Candidate, Dem. Senate Nomination – Mass.
George C. Lodge – Candidate, Republican Senate Nomination – Mass.
Moderator: Louis Lyons – Curator, Nieman Fellowships in Journalism, Harvard

Date: April 18, 1962
Title: “The Communist Party and Constitutional Guarantees”
Speaker: Benjamin J. Davis – National Secretary of the American Communist Party
Panelists: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School
Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Robert G. McClosky – Professor of Government – Harvard
Moderator: Paul Bator – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 27, 1962
Title: “The President’s Medical Program: Pro and Con”
Speakers: Dr. David Wallwork – President, Massachusetts Medical Society
Dr. Osler Peterson – Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Norval Morris – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 19, 1962
Title: “Cuba: Which Way American Policy?”
Speakers: H. Stuart Hughes – Professor of History, Harvard
Karl E. Meyer – Author, The Cuban Invasion ­ The Chronicle of a Disaster
Léo Sauvage – Le Figaro
Moderator: Richard Baxter – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 24, 1962
Title: “The Future of Integration”
Speaker: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Panel: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Paul M. Bator – Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Paul A. Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO 1] [PHOTO 2]

Date: November 16, 1962
Title: “Means, Ends & Justification in Politics”
Speakers: Wassily W. Leontief – Professor of Economics, Harvard
Arnold Brecht – Prof. Emeritus, New School for Social Research
Hans J. Morgenthau – Professor, University of Chicago
Moderator: Carl Friedrich – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: November 30, 1962
Title: “Two Cultures? The Gap Between The Sciences and the Humanities”
Speakers: Howard Mumford Jones – Professor Emeritus of English, Harvard
George Wald – Professor of Biology, Harvard
Thomas Gold – Professor of Astrophysics, Cornell Univerity
Moderator: Donald Fleming – Professor of History – Harvard

Date: December 7, 1962
Title: “Moral Problems of Our Time: Sterilization, Conception and Abortion”
Speakers: Dr. Joseph Fletcher – Episcopal Theological Seminary
Dr. Alan Guttmacher – Columbia Univ.; President, Planned Parenthood Federation
Dr. John Rock – Rock Reproductive Clinic and developer of the Enouid
Moderator: Fowler Harper – Professor, Yale Law School

Date: February 4, 1963
Title: “Mississippi Opportunities, Constitutional Government and the Rights of States”
Speaker: Ross Barnett – Government, Mississippi

Date: March 1, 1963
Title: “The Public Image of the Lawyer”
Speakers: Louis Nizer – Author, My Life in Court
Edward McCormack – Former Attorney General, Massachusetts
Moderator: A. James Casner – Harvard Law School

Date: April 15, 1963
Title: “Tax Administration on the New Frontier”
Speaker: Mortimer Caplin – Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
Panel: John Dane, Jr. – Former Chairman, Massachusetts Tax Commission
Ernest Brown – Professor, Harvard University
Kenneth Bergen – Member, Bingham Dana & Gould
Moderator: David Herwitz – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 26, 1963
Title: “American Cinema As An Art Form”
Speakers: Susan Strasberg, Actress
Frank & Eleanor Perry, “David & Lisa”
Eleanor Hughes – Movie Critic, Boston Herald
Robert Gardner – Director, Harvard Film Study Clinic
Moderator: David Susskind

Date: October 14, 1963
Speaker: Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu – Member of Parliament, South Vietnam
Moderator: Roger Fisher – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: November 15, 1963
Title: “Religion and the U.S. Constitution”
Speakers: Phillip Ward III & Henry Sawyer III – Opposing Counsel in “Shempp Case”
Panel: Paul Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School
Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Paul Bator – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: December 13, 1963
Title: “The Role of Intelligence in Policy Making”
Speaker: Allen W. Dulles – Former Director, CIA
Panel: Thomas Schelling – Professor of Economics, Harvard
Milton Katz – Director of International Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO]

Date: February 7, 1964
Title: “Urban Renewal: An Appraisal”
Speaker: Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago
Panel: James Q. Wilson – Director, Joint Center of Urban Studies, Harvard & MIT
Edward J. Logue – Director, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Moderator: Charles M. Haar – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: February 21, 1964
Title: “The Negro in Higher Education”
Speakers: James M. Nabrit – President, Howard University
John U. Monro – Dean, Harvard College
Lawrence C. Howard – Professor, Brandeis University
Roy Hatt, Assistant Director of Admissions, Northeastern University

Date: February 28, 1964
Title: “The Organized Bar and Social Reform”
Speakers: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School
Eugene V. Rostow – Dean, Yale Law School
Walter E. Craig – President, American Bar Association
Morris Ernst – Civil Rights Attorney
Moderator: Louis L. Jaffe – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 13, 1964
Title: “Communism, Democracy and Cuba”
Speakers: Dr. Manuel Urrutia – Ex-President of Cuba
Ernesto Blanco – Former Cuban Lawyer
Moderator: Prof. Robert Potash – University of Massachusetts

Date: March 20, 1964
Title: “Criminal Justice and Excessive Publicity”
Speaker: Abraham Geller – Justice, New York Supreme Court
James Vorenberg – Professor, Harvard Law School
Zelman Cowen – Dean of Law, Melbourne University
Gabe Pressman – Reporter, NBC
Moderator: Arthur Goodhart – Professor, Oxford University

Date: October 9, 1964
Title: “Our Image Abroad”
Speaker: Carl Rowan – Director, United States Information Agency
Panel: W. Barton Leach – Professor, Harvard Law School
John Day – Station Manager & Commentator, WHDH Radio & TV
Moderator: Richard R. Baxter – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 29, 1964
Title: “Civil Rights – 1964″
Speaker: Whitney Young, Jr. – Executive Director, Urban League
Panel: Archibald Epps – Dean, Harvard College
Rev. Charles P. Price – Preacher to Harvard University
Moderator: David L. Shapiro – Asst. Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 20, 1964
Title: “The Future of the Republican Party”
Speaker: Claire Booth Luce
Panelist: John Saloma – Asst. Professor of Economics, MIT; President, Ripon Society
Moderator: Henry J. Steiner – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: December 16, 1964
Title: “The African Revolution and Its Impact on the American Negro”
Speakers: Malcolm X
Archie Epps
Moderator: Alan Dershowitz – Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
[TEXT]

Date: February 26, 1965
Title: “National Security and Individual Freedom”
Speaker: Fulton Lewis, III

Date: March 5, 1965
Title: “DeGaulle and World Affairs”
Speaker: Hervé Alphand – French Ambassador to the United States
Panel: Milton Katz – Director, International Legal Studies, Harvard
Arthur Von Mehren – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Henry A. Kissinger – Harvard Center for International Affairs

Date: March 12, 1965
Title: “Kennedy: Man and History”
Panel: Richard Neustadt – Harvard University
Hans Morgenthau – University of Chicago
Samuel Konefsky – Brooklyn College
Moderator: Samuel Beer – Harvard University

Date: March 26, 1965
Title: “The Decline and Fall of the 50 States”
Speaker: David Brinkley – NBC News Commentator

Date: October 8, 1965
Speaker: John T. Connnor – U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Panel: Professor Carl Kaysen – Dean, Graduate School of Public Administration
Dan T. Smith – Professor, Harvard Business School
[TEXT]

Date: October 22, 1965
Title: “Britain and World Peace”
Speaker: Sir Patrick Dean, G.C.M.G. – Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the U.S.
Panel: Samuel Beer – Professor of Government, Harvard
Richard Baxter – International Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Mason Hammond – Professor of Latin Language & Lit., Harvard

Date: November 19, 1965
Title: “The Future of the American Draft”
Speaker: Lieutenant General Lewis B. Hershey – Dir., Selective Service System
Panel: Congressman Donald J. Irwin – House Armed Services Committee
John Maher – Director of Research, Students for a Democratic Society
Moderator: Phillip E. Areeda – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: January 24, 1966
Title: “Let Us Reason Together”
Speakers: Art Buchwald & Andy Capp
Moderator: Professor Richard Field
[PHOTO]

Date: February 11, 1966
Title: “God and the Intellectual”
Speaker: Bishop Fulton Sheen – Director, Society for Propagation of the Faith
Moderator: Dr. Charles Price – Preacher to Harvard University
[AUDIO]

Date: February 18, 1966
Title: “Women – Dare We Not Discriminate?”
Panel: Betty Friedan – Author, The Feminine Mystique
Mary I. Bunting – President, Radcliffe College
Pauli Murray – Lawyer; Author, Jane Crow and the Law
Moderator: Professor Albert Sacks
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: February 25, 1966
Title: “Religion and the First Amendment”
Panel: Mrs. Madalyn Murray – School Prayer Case Litigant
Henry B. Monaghan – Professor, Boston University Law School
Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Rev. Richard E. Mumma – Presbyterian Chaplain to Harvard University

Date: March 4, 1966
Title: “Vietnam – A Dialogue”
Panel: Norman Thomas – Socialist Presidential Candidate
Kieran O’Doherty – Foreign Affairs Chairman, Conservative Party
William E. Griffith – Director, International Communist Studies, M.I.T.
Morton Halperin – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: March 25, 1966
Title: “Crisis in the Two-Party System”
Speaker: Edward Brooke – Attorney General of Massachusetts
Panel: George C. Lodge – Director, Div. of Int’l Activities, Harvard Business School
Gerald F. Doherty – Chairman, Massachusetts Democratic State Committee
Moderator: Derek C. Bok – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 14, 1966
Speaker: Edward Bennett Williams, Counsel to Joe McCarthy, Jimmy Hoffa, Adam Clayton Powell…
Moderator: Paul M. Bator – Professor, Harvard Law School
[AUDIO] [PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 4, 1966
Title: “LSD: Methods of Control”
Speakers: Dr. Timothy Leary
Dr. Norman Zinberg – Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Neil Chayet – Asst. Professor of Legal Medicine, Boston University
[AUDIO] [PHOTO]

Date: November 18, 1966
Title: “Is There Justice in the Armed Forces?”
Panel: Rear Admiral Wilford Hearn – Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Brig. General Kenneth Hodson – Asst. Judge Advocate General of the Army
Warren F. Farr, Esq. – Ropes & Gray, Boston
Moderator: Col. Robert H. Pell – Dept. of Military Science, Harvard
[PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: December 9, 1966
Title: “$50 Billion for What: The Federal Welfare Program”
Panel: Dr. Ellen Winston – U.S. Commissioner of Welfare
Edward C. Banfield – Professor of Urban Government, Harvard
Daniel P. Moynihan – Director, Center for Urban Studies, M.I.T. & Harvard
Moderator: John M. Ferren – Director – Neighborhood Law Office Program, Harvard
[AUDIO]

Date: December 19, 1966
Title: “Conference on Law School Reform”
Panel: A. James Casner – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School
John P. Dawson – Professor, Harvard Law School
Clark Byse – Professor, Harvard Law School
-with HLS students
Moderator: Robert E. Keeton – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 17, 1967
Title: “The Johnson Presidency: An Appraisal”
Panel: Hans Morganthau – Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Robert Novak – Washington Columnist, “Evans and Novak”
Adam Yarmolinsky – Professor of Law, Harvard; Former Asst. Sec. of Defense
Moderator: Roger Fisher – Professor of Law, Harvard
[AUDIO] [PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: March 27, 1967
Title: “Treatment of the Criminally Insane”
Panel: Donald Conn – Asst. Atty. Gen., Massachusetts; Prosecutor of Albert DeSalvo
F. Lee Bailey – Defense Attorney, Albert DeSalvo and Dr. Sam Sheppard
Lloyd Weinreb – Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO]

Date: April 21, 1967
Title: “Future of American Theatre”
Panel: Walter Kerr – Drama Critic, New York Times
Lee Strasberg – Actor’s Studio, New York
Moderator: Elliot Norton – Drama Critic, Boston Record American

Date: May 3, 1967
Title: “Must We Fight China?”
Panel: Edwin Reischauer – Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; Professor, Harvard
John Fairbank – Director, East Asian Research Center, Harvard
Moderator: Jerome Cohen – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 27, 1967
Title: “American Movies: Growing Up At Last?”
Panel: Joshua Logan – Warner Brothers; Producer-Director of “Camelot”
Judith Crist – Film and Drama Critic, NBC-TV
Shirley Clark – Director, “Underground,” “Portrait of Jason” (Lincoln Ctr. Film Fest.)
Moderator: Stanley Cavell – Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
[AUDIO]

Date: November 5, 1967
Speaker: Ramsey Clark – Attorney General of the United States
Moderator: Erwin N. Griswold – Solicitor General of the U.S.; Former Dean, H.L.S.
[PHOTO] [Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 17, 1967
Title: “The Mass Media and the Riots”
Panel: Melvin B. Miller – Bay State Banner, Roxbury
Louis Cassels – United Press International
Martha Hayden – Detroit News
Moderator: Richard Neustadt – Kennedy School – Harvard
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 4, 1967
Title: “Abortion: The Issues”
Panel: Dr. Alan Guttmacher – President, Planned Parenthood
Robert F. Drinan, S. J. – Dean, Boston College Law School
Hon. Albert Blumenthal – New York General Assembly
Moderator: Dr. Alan A. Stone – Professor, Harvard
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2]

Date: January 22, 1968
Title: “Transcendental Meditation”
Speaker: His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
[PHOTO]

Date: February 15, 1968
Title: “Basic Principles of Film”
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: February 23, 1968
Title: “The Not-So-Solid South”
Speakers: U.S. Senator Howard Baker, Jr. – R., Tennessee
U.S. Senator William B. Spong, Jr. – D., Virginia
Moderator: Oscar Handlin – Professor of History, Harvard
[PHOTO - Baker] [PHOTO - Spong]
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 9, 1968
Title: “The Miniskirt Mentality”
Panel: Al Capp, Henry Morgan, & Malcolm Muggeridge
Moderator: A. James Casner – Dean, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO - Capp] [PHOTO - Morgan] [PHOTO - Muggeridge]

Date: March 15, 1968
Title: “Death After Life? One World at a Time”
Panel: Bishop James A. Pike – Center for Study of Democratic Institutions
Harvey Cox – Associate Professor – Harvard Divinity School
Moderator: John H. Mansfield – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO - Pike] [PHOTO - Cox]
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: April 12, 1968
Title: “The Police and the Ghetto”
Panel: James Farmer – Former Director, Congress of Racial Equality
R. Harcourt Dobbs – Deputy Commissioner of Police, New York City
Lloyd Weinreb – Professor of Criminal Law, Harvard
Lovell Dyat – A.B.C.D. (Action for Boston Community Development)
Moderator: Paul M. Bator – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO - Farmer] [PHOTO - Weinreb]
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 24, 1968
Title: “Legal Education At Harvard Law School”
Speaker: Derek C. Bok – Dean, Harvard Law School
Panel: Paul M. Bator – Professor, Harvard Law School
Clark Byse – Professor, Harvard Law School
Albert M. Sacks – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO - Bok]

Date: October 25, 1968
Title: “Organizing the Ghetto”
Panel: Joseph Alsop – Columnist, Author
Saul Alinsky – Executive Director, Industrial Areas Foundation
Tom Atkins – Boston City Councilman
Moderator: Adam Yarmolinsky – Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: November 1, 1968
Speaker: Rev. Jesse Jackson – Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Moderator: Archibald Epps – Assistant Dean, Harvard College
[PHOTO]

Date: November 20, 1968
Title: “Destruction of Democracy in Latin America”
Speaker: Dr. Arnulfo Arias – Deposed President of Panama

Date: November 26, 1968
Speaker: Gunnar Myrdal – Swedish Sociologist, Author
Author of The American Dilemma, Rich Lands and Poor, Asian Drama
Moderator: Seymour Lipset – Professor of Government, Harvard
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 6, 1968
Speaker: Tom C. Clark – Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
[PART 1 - AUDIO - PART 2] [PHOTO]

Date: February 14, 1969
Title: “The Law Revolution”
Speaker: Marvin Belli – “The King of Torts”
Moderator: Robert E. Keeton – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: March 19, 1969
Title: “The Anatomy of a Lawyer”
Panel: Martin Mayer – Author, The Lawyers
Murray Bloom – Author, The Trouble with Lawyers

Date: March 25, 1969
Title: “Grade Reform”
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: September 19, 1969
Speaker: Robert H. Finch – Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare
Moderator: Phillip E. Areeda – Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: October 3, 1969
Title: “The Radical Lawyer in America”
Panel: William M. Kunstler – Atty. for Bobby Seale; Defense Counsel, Chicago
Convention Conspiracy Trial
Leonard Boudin – Defense Counsel, Spock Draft Resistance Trial
Moderator: Alan M. Dershowitz – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 10, 1969
Title: “The New York Elections – Its Impact on: The Republican Party, The Cities, The Nation”
Speaker: U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits – R., New York
Moderator: Adam Yarmolinsky – Professor, Harvard Law School
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

Date: December 12, 1969
Speaker: Roy Innis – Director, Congress on Racial Equality
[Audio Recording housed at Harvard Law School Library Special Collections]

1950s

Date: February 8, 1950
Title: “What is Wrong With the American Lawyer?”
Speaker: Luther L. Hill – Publisher, Des Moines Register and Tribune
Introduction: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: February 10, 1950
Title: “Catholic Church and Politics”
Speakers: Father George H. Dunne, S. J. – Author, Religion and American Democracy
Paul Blanshard – Author, American Freedom and Catholic Power
Moderator: H. O. Aiken – Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
[TRANSCRIPT] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: March 17, 1950
Title: “Women’s Education: Kitchen or Career”
Speakers: Dr. Marynia Farnham – Co-Author, Modern Woman: The Lost Sex
Lillian Hellman – Broadway Playwright
Harold Taylor – President, Sarah Lawrence College
Moderator: Benjamin Wright – President, Smith College

Date: March 24, 1950
Title: “The Welfare State”
Speakers: Senator Hubert Humphrey – D., Minnesota
John Foster Dulles – Former Senator, R., New York
Moderator: David F. Cavers – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 7, 1950
Title: “The Art of Cross-Examination”
Speakers: Judge Samuel Leibowitz – Kings County Court, New York
Moderator: Benjamin Kaplan – Professor, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: October 27, 1950
Title: “The Moral Responsibility of a Scientist”
Speaker: Pitrim A. Sorokin – Professor of Sociology, Harvard
Leo Szilard – Professor of Bio-Chemistry, University of Chicago
Henry D. Aiken – Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
Norbert Wiener – Professor of Mathematics, M.I.T.
Moderator: Harlow Shapley – Professor of Astronomy, Harvard

Date: November 8, 1950
Title: “Women Offenders in State Institutions”
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Van Waters – Supt., Framingham Reformatory for Women
Introduction: David Livingston Hall – Vice-Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: November 17, 1950
Title: “The American Novel”
Speakers: James D. Farrel – Author, Studs Lonigan
Esther Forbes – Author, The Running of the Tide
A. B. Guthrie, Jr. – Author, The Way West
Budd Schulberg – Author, The Disenchanted
Moderator: Howard Mumford Jones

Date: December 8, 1950
Title: “Crime in the U.S.”
Speakers: Irving H. Saypol – U.S. Attorney, Southern District, New York
Louis B. Nichols – Assistant Director, F.B.I.
Ray Sprigle – Pulitzer Prize Winner for Reporting
Ralph de Toledano – Associate Editor, Newsweek
Moderator: Prof. Sheldon Glueck, Harvard

Date: February 16, 1951
Title: “Can We Preserve Freedom and Achieve Security?”
Speakers: Professor William Yandell Elliott
McGeorge Bundy
Dean Chester M. Alter
Moderator: Professor Arthur E. Sutherland, Jr.

Date: February 23, 1951
Title: “The Struggle in Europe”
Speakers: Dr. Ales Bebler
William L. Shriner
Chester E. Merrow
William H. Chamberlin
Moderator: Donald C. McKay

Date: March 2, 1951
Title: “Realignment of Parties”
Speakers: Senator William Langer – R., North Dakota
Rep. Jacob K. Javits – R., New York
Rep. Adam Clayton Powell – D., New York
Moderator: Paul A. Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 17, 1951
Title: “Public Aid to Parochial Education”
Speakers: Bishop G. Brumley Oxnam – Methodist Church
James M. O’Neill – Professor, Brooklyn College
George H. Williams – Professor, Harvard Divinity School
Vincent A. McCrossen – Professor, Boston College
Moderator: Professor Robert Ulich
[TRANSCRIPT]

Date: March 21, 1951
Title: “Is There Justice in the Army?”
Speakers: Thurgood Marshall – Chief Counsel, NAACP
Introduction: Professor W. Covington Hardee

Date: October 26, 1951
Topic: Japan’s new role as a member of the free nations of the world
Speakers: Owen Brewster – U.S. Senator, R., Maine
John K. Fairbank – Professor, Harvard
Robert P. Martin – Former CBS Tokyo Correspondent
Moderator: Harold J. Berman – Professor, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 16, 1951
Title: “How Free Is The Press?”
Speakers: Morris Ernst – New York Civil Rights Attorney
Erwin D. Canham – Editor, Christian Science Monitor
John H. Thomson – Vice President, New England Newspaper Guild
August Heckscher – Editorialist, New York Herald Tribune
Moderator: Prof. Mark DeWolfe Howe

Date: November 27, 1951
Title: “Interpretation of Medical Evidence”
Speaker: Dr. Richard Ford – Acting Head, Dept. of Legal Medicine, Harvard

Date: November 30, 1951
Title: “Is the Musical Replacing Serious Drama?”
Speakers: Richard Rogers – Composer (w/ Hammerstein), “Oklahoma”
Lillian Hellman – Broadway Playwright
Marc Connely – Author, Playwright
John Chapman – Drama Editor – The New York News
Moderator: Elliot Norton – Drama Critic – The Boston Post
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: December 7, 1951
Title: “Can We Afford Academic Freedom?”
Speakers: Carey McWilliams – Associate Editor, The Nation
Allen A. Zoll – Exec. V.P., National Council for American Education
McGeorge Bundy – Associate Professor of Government, Harvard
Moderator: Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
[TRANSCRIPT]

Date: December 20, 1951
Title: “India’s Foreign Policy”
Speakers: R. U. Singh, S.J.D. ’31 – Dean, University of Lucknow Law School, India

Date: February 8, 1952
Title: “Corruption in the Cities”
Speakers: Rudolph Halley – President, New York City Council
Jerome Rappaport – Founder, New Boston Committee
Walter M. Phillips – Philadelphia City Representative
Moderator: Carl Friedrich – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: February 13, 1952
Title: “The Schuman Plan”
Speaker: Professor Robert R. Bowie

Date: February 29, 1952
Title: “Can We Afford Segregation Now?”
Speakers: Thurgood Marshall – Special Counsel, NAACP
Marion A. Wright – President, Southern Regional Council
Alfred G. Ivey – Nieman Fellow, Assoc. Editor, Winston Salem Journal
Moderator: W. Covington Hardee
[PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: March 8, 1952
Title: “UMT in America’s Future”
Speakers: Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey – Director, Selective Service
Edwin Randall – Field Director, American Friends Service Committee
Moderator: Isadore Muchnick – Boston School Board

Date: March 21, 1952
Title: “Mr. Republican Of ’52”
Speakers: Hamilton Fish, Jr. – Former Congressman, New York
J. Kenneth Bradley – Republican National Committeeman, Connecticut
John “Tex” McCrary – NBC Radio and Television Commentator
Robert Cutler – President, Old Colony Trust Company
Moderator: Warren A. Seavey – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 28, 1952
Title: “Modern Trends in Music”
Speakers: Arthur Fielder – Conductor, The Boston “Pops” Orchestra
Walter Piston – Professor of Music, Harvard
Jules Wolffers – Music Critic, Christian Science Monitor
Karl Geiringer – Professor of Music, Boston University
Moderator: Martin Bookspan – Director of Classical Music, WCOP

Date: October 7, 1952
Title: “Men and Morals”
Speakers: Norman Thomas – Socialist Candidate for President
Pitrim Sorokin – Professor of Social Relations, Harvard
Henry Aiken – Professor of Philosophy, Harvard

Date: October 10, 1952
Title: “Can Israel Survive?”
Speakers: Dorothy Thompson, Newspaper Correspondent
Faris Malouf, Boston Lawyer
Hon. Aubrey S. Eban, Israeli Ambassador
Moderator: Prof. Richard Frye, Harvard

Date: October 17, 1952
Title: “How The Faculty Votes”
Speakers: Erwin I. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School
David F. Cavers – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School
W. Barton Leach – Professor, Harvard Law School
Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Donald H. Wollett – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Arthur E. Sutherland – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 23, 1952
Title: “What’s Funny Today?”
Speakers: Al Capp – Creator, “Li’l Abner”
Ira Wallach – Author, Hopalong Freud
Henry Morgan – Radio Comic
Max Schulman – Author, Zebra Derby, The Feather Merchants
Moderator: Felicia Lamport – Author, Mink on Mondays (Ermine on Sundays)

Date: November 12, 1952
Title: “W(H)IG or (S)TORY: Lawyer Making in U.S. compared to United Kingdom”
Speakers: Louis Loss – Professor, Harvard Law School
Clive Perry – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 21, 1952
Title: “The Naturalistic Novel”
Speakers: Ludwig Lewisohn
Erskine Caldwell
Moderator: Mrs. Vachel Lindsay

Date: December 17, 1952
Title: “Death Sentence for Treason: A Review of the Rosenberg Case”
Speakers: Hon. Stephen Love – Prof. of Law, Northwestern Univ. Law School

Date: February 6, 1953
Title: “What To Do With Taft-Hartley”
Speakers: Robert N. Denham – Former General Counsel, N.L.R.B.
Archibald Cox – Former Chairman, W.S.B.
David Feller – Assistant General Counsel, C.I.O.
Leslie E. Woods – Raytheon Mfg. Corp.
Moderator: Prof. Donald H. Wollett

Date: February 19, 1953
Title: “The Prevention of Habitual Offenses in Juveniles”
Speaker: Judge Irving Ben Cooper – Chief Justice, N.Y.C. Court of Special Sessions
Moderator: Professor Sheldon Glueck, Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, HLS

Date: February 27, 1953
Topic: The Russian Threat
Speakers: O. John Rogge – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General
William Henry Chamberlain – Editorial Contributor, Wall Street Journal
Quincy Howe, CBS News Analyst
Owen Brewster – Former U.S. Senator, Maine
Moderator: Isadore Muchnick – Boston School Board

Date: April 3, 1953
Title: “Invitation to 3-D” (featuring an hour of 3-dimensional movies)
Speakers: Arthur DeBra – Motion Association of America
Dr. John Brooks – Harvard Medical School
Elinor Hughes – Film Editor, Boston Herald
Floyd Ramsdell – President, Stereo Corporation

Date: April 10, 1953
Title: “Limitations of Free Expression?”
Speakers: Victor Lasky – Author & Screen Writer
Oscar Handlin – Pulitzer Prize Winner
John Ciardi – Harvard College
Moderator: Al Capp

Date: May 1, 1953
Title: “Liberalism Reappraised”
Speakers: Henry A Wallace
Paul Dever – Former Governor, Massachusetts
Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Prof. Samuel Beer

Date: October 16, 1953
Title: “The American Girl”
Speakers: Magda Gabor
Earl Wilson – Social Anthropologist
Al Capp
Moderator: Felicia Lamport

Date: October 21, 1953
Title: “A Peaceful Revolution: The Shuman Plan”
Speaker: Monsieur Jean Blondeel, Associate General Counsel of the High Authority
of the European Coal and Steel Community

Date: October 30, 1953
Title: “Banned in Boston”
Speakers: Dwight S. Strong – N.E. Watch & Ward Society
Msgr. Francis J. Lally – Editor, The Pilot
Elinor Hughes – Drama Critic, Boston Herald
Gerald A. Berlin – American Jewish Congress
Moderator: Louis Jaffe – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 10, 1953
Title: “Religious Intermarriage”
Speakers: Mrs. Emily Mudd – President, American Assn. of Marriage Counselors
Rev. Robert C. Dodds – First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
Rabbi M. L. Zigmond – Director, Hillel Foundation, Harvard University
Dr. Joseph Spiegel – Chicago Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor, Harvard
Moderator: Dr. Samuel Stouffer – Harvard University

Date: December 4, 1953
Title: “The Political Machine: Use and Abuse”
Speakers: James Michael Curley – Former Governor of Massachusetts
Jerome L. Rappaport – New Boston Committee
Joseph F. Dineen – Columnist, Boston Globe
Moderator: Prof. W. Covington Hardee

Date: January 29, 1954
Title: “Is Jazz Serious Music?”
Speakers: Nat Hentoff – Associate Editor, Downbeat
Richard Dyer-Bennett – Folk Singer
George Wein – Storyville
Nicholas Slanimsky – Music Critic
Moderator: Father Norman O’Connor – Boston University

Date: February 19, 1954
Title: “Ethics for the Modern Man: Existentialism v. Positivism”
Speakers: Professor C. W. Hendel – Head, Dept. of Philosophy, Yale University
Professor William Barrett – Associate Editor, Partisan Review
Professor Philipp Frank, Harvard University
Moderator: C. W. Hendel – Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Date: February 26, 1954
Title: “Power of the Press”
Speakers: Victor Lasky – Editor, American Legion Reader
Hal Clancy – News Editor, Traveler
William E. Mullins, Boston Herald
Moderator: John McNaughton – Asst. Prof. of Law, Harvard

Date: March 12, 1954
Title: “Communism and the Churches”
Speakers: Dr. Joseph T. Fletcher – Episcopal Theological School
Dr. Forrest Knapp – Massachusetts Council of Churches
Dr. Prentiss Pemberton – Andover-Newton Theological School
Father John A. Sexton – Former Editor, Pilot

Date: March 26, 1954
Title: “Labor in Politics”
Speakers: Gus Tyler – Vice-Chairman, Trade Union Council, The Liberal Party
Victor Riesel – Author, “Inside Labor” syndicated column
Robert C. Segal – Boston Counsel, AFL
Al Barkan – Chairman, P.A.C. of the Textile Workers Union of America, CIO
Moderator: Louis L. Jaffe – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 2, 1954
Title: “The Future of Asia”
Speakers: Col. Laurence Bunker – Aide to General MacArthur
John Fairbank – Harvard University
Harold Isaacs – Author on Asia
David J. Dillan – Russo-Far Eastern Expert
Moderator: Stuart Macmillan

Date: October 22, 1954
Title: “Crisis in Education”
Speakers: Nathan Pusey – President, Harvard University
Frederick Weed – Headmaster, Roxbury Latin School
Robert Ulich – Harvard Graduate School of Education
Lee Dunn – Boston Latin School
Moderator: David Cavers – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School
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Date: October 27, 1954
Title: “Reflections: Army vs. McCarthy Hearings”
Speakers: Atty. Joseph N. Welch
Prof. Richard Field, Harvard Law School
Prof. W. Barton Leach – Harvard Law School
Prof. Arthur Sutherland, Jr. – Harvard Law School

Date: December 10, 1954
Title: “U.N. Charter Revision: Pandora’s Box or Panacea?”
Speakers: Norman Cousins – Pres., United World Federalists; Ed., Saturday Review
Ernest A. Gross – Former Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Dr. Frank P. Graham – U.N. Representative for India and Pakistan
Moderator: Prof. Milton Katz, Harvard Law School

Date: February 18, 1955
Title: “Ethics in Politics”
Speakers: Carmine G. DeSapio – Sec. of State of New York; Leader of Tammany Hall
Jacob K. Javits – Attorney General of New York
William Benton – Former Senator from Connecticut
Moderator: David F. Cavers – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: March 11, 1955
Title: “Loyalty, Security and Individual Freedom”
Speakers: Roy M. Cohn – Former Chief Council, U.S. Sen. Investigations Sub-Cmte.
Alan Barth – Author, Loyalty of Free Men; Editorial Writer, Washington Post
Ralph S. Brown, Jr. – Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Moderator: Richard H. Field – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 18, 1955
Title: “Harmony in the Middle East – Part I”
Speakers: H. E. Abdul Monem Rifa’i – Ambassador from Jordan to the United States
Dr. Stringfellow Barr – Pres., St. John’s College; Author, Let’s Join the Human Race
Moderator: Prof. George Smith – Harvard Business School

Date: March 19, 1955
Title: “Harmony in the Middle East – Part II”
Speakers: H. E. Abba Eban – Ambassador From Israel to the U.S. and the U.N.
H. E. Dr. Benjamin Nuñez – Ambassador from Costa Rica to the U.N.
Moderator: Prof. William Langer, Harvard

Date: October 21, 1955
Title: “The Fifth Amendment”
Speakers: C. Dickerman Williams – Attorney, New York City
Irwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Prof. Samuel Beer – Chairman, Government Department, Harvard College

Date: November 18, 1955
Title: “The Jury System (The University of Chicago Study)”
Speakers: Prof. Karl N. Llewellyn – chairman of the study
“questioned by a panel of law school professors”

Date: December 9, 1955
Title: “Political Issues and Perspectives in 1956″
Speakers: Rep. Tobert H. MacDonald ’43 (’47) – D., Massachusetts
Robert Braucher, Harvard Law School
Moderator: John McNaughton, Harvard Law School

Date: December 16, 1955
Title: “The Non-conformist: Liberal or Conservative?”
Speakers: James A. Wechsler – Editor, The New York Post
William F. Buckley, Jr. – Ed., The Nat’l Review; Author, McCarthy and His Enemies
Moderator: Prof. Robert E. Keeton, Harvard Law School

Date: February 3, 1956
Title: “The Future of Socialism”
Speakers: Norman Thomas
John Dos Passos
Moderator: Francis A. Allen, Harvard Law School

Date: March 30, 1956
Title: “The Role of the Vice-President”
Speakers: Henry Wallace – Former Vice-President
Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 13, 1956
Title: “Segregation”
Speakers: Marvin F. Griffin – Governor, Georgia
Jacob K. Javits – Attorney General, New York
Moderator: David F. Cavers – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: May 11, 1956
Title: “The Guided Missle Race”
Speaker: Trevor Gardner – Former Asst. Secretary, U.S. Air Force
Panel: W. Barton Leach – Brig. Gen. & Assoc. Counsel, U.S. Air Force
E. L. Katzenbach, Jr. – Assoc. Director, Harvard Defense Studies Program
G. B. Kistiakowsky – Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University
Moderator: Livingston Hall – Vice-Dean, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO]

Date: September 28, 1956
Speaker: Harry S. Truman

Date: October 5, 1956
Title: “Eisenhower and the Independent Voter”
Speaker: Harold E. Stassen – Special Assistant to President Eisenhower;
Deputy U.S. Representative on the U.N. Disarmament Commission
Moderator: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: November 9, 1956
Title: “The Satellite Revolts: Their Meaning”
Speakers: Leon Volkov – Former Colonel, USSR Air Force; Writer, Newsweek
Marek St. Korowicz – Former Polish U.N. Delegate
Bela Varga – Vice-Premier of Hungary until 1947

Date: November 16, 1956
Title: “Education for the Future”
Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Chuter Ede – Former Home Secretary; Educational Leader
Howard Mumford Jones – Professor of English, Harvard
Moderator: Francis Keppel – Dean, Faculty of Education, Harvard University

Date: December 6, 1956
Title: “The Contemporary Composer and His Public”
Speakers: Aaron Copeland – Composer
Otto Luening – Composer; Professor of Music, Columbia University
Irving Fine – Critic; Professor of Music, Brandeis University

Date: February 8, 1957
Title: “Censorship: Movies & TV”
Speakers: Godfrey P. Schmidt
Morris L. Ernst – President, Aware, Inc.
Patrick Murphy Malin – Executive, Dir., American Civil Liberties Union
Moderator: Benjamin Kaplan – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: February 15, 1957
Title: “The Changing University”
Speakers: Robert Maynard Hutchins – President, Fund for the Republic, Inc.
Nathan Marsh Pusey – President, Harvard University
Henry Steele Commager – Author; Professor, Amherst College
Moderator: Erwin D. Canham – Editor, Christian Science Monitor

Date: March 1, 1957
Title: “Radioactive Fallout”
Speaker: Dr. Shields Warren – Former Medical Director, AEC
Panel: Dr. Victor Weisskopf – Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
Dr. Walter Selove – Professor of Physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Dr. Louis Osborn – Director, Synchrotron Lab, M.I.T.
Moderator: Dean David A. Cavers – Harvard Law School

Date: March 8, 1957
Title: “What’s So Funny?”
Speakers: Allan Funt – Host, “Candid Camera”
Al Capp, Cartoonist
Moderator: James A. Maclachlan – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 15, 1957
Speaker: Danny Kaye
Introduction: Louis Loss – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 22, 1957
Title: “The U.S. and the U.N.”
Speakers: Norman Thomas – Lecturer, Former Presidential Candidate
Clarence Manion – Former Dean, Notre Dame Law School; Chairman, “For America;”
Former Chairman, Hoover Commission

Date: March 18, 1957
Topic: Cyprus
Speaker: Archbishop Makarios
Panelists: Prof. A. J. Meyer – Assoc. Dir., Harvard Ctr. for Middle Eastern Studies
George F. Kirk – Visiting Professor, Harvard
Carlyle Morgan – Editorial Writer, Christian Science Monitor
Moderator: Milton Katz – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 1, 1957
Speaker: Aneurin Bevan – British Labor Party Leader
Moderator: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Date: December 6, 1957
Title: “The Civil Rights Act”
Speaker: Strom Thrumond – Senator (D), South Carolina
Panelists: Robert Baucher – Professor, Harvard Law School
Richard. B. Dellheim – Boston University
Fr. Robert F. Drinan – Dean, Boston College Law School
Moderator: Prof. Fleming James, Jr.
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: March 7, 1958
Title: “Russia Today”
Speaker: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
Moderator: Livingston Hall – Vice-Dean, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: March 28, 1958
Title: “Fact and Fiction in Administrative Law”
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Schwartz – ousted investigator, House Committee
on Legislative Oversight
Panelists: Clark Byse – Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
John Gaus – Professor of Government, Harvard
Phil Neal – Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: David F. Cavers – Associate Dean, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 11, 1958
Title: “The Communist Party in America”
Speaker: Mr. John Gates – Former Editor, The Daily Worker
Panel: Prof. Abram Chayes – Harvard Law School
Prof. Zbigniew Brzezinski – Harvard University
Assoc. Prof. Irving Howe – Brandeis University
Moderator: Louis M. Lyons – Curator, The Nieman Fellowship

Date: April 25, 1958
Title: “Manners”
Speakers: Mike Wallace
Cleveland Amory

Date: October 17, 1958
Title: “The United States and the United Arab Republic”
Speaker: H. E. Abba Eban – Israeli Ambassador
Moderator: Professor Richard Baxter

Date: October 24, 1958
Speaker: Mikhail Menshikov – Russian Ambassador to the United States
Moderator: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: December 5, 1958
Title: “Racial Policy of South Africa”
Speaker: W. C. DuPlessis – Ambassador from the Union of South Africa
Panel: Erwin Griswold – Dean – Harvard Law School
Oscar Handlin – Professor of History, Harvard
Jeffrey Butler – Visiting Lecturer on Government from Oxford University

Date: March 13, 1959
Title: “The Problems of Women’s Education”
Chair: Mildred McAfee Horton – Former President, Wellesley College
Panel: Anne G. Pannell – President, Sweet Briar College
William E. Stevenson – President, Oberlin College
Harold Taylor – President, Sarah Lawrence College

Date: March 26, 1959
Title: “‘Howl’ and other poems”
Speaker: Allen Ginsberg
With: Gregory Corso
Peter Orlovsky
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 10, 1959
Title: “Policies of the Democratic Party”
Speakers: Carmine DeSapio
Panel: Robert F. Murphy – Lt. Governor, Massachusetts
Professor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Moderator: Professor John T. McNaughton

Date: April 17, 1959
Title: “Unification of the Christian Church”
Speakers: Douglas Horton – Dean, Harvard Divinity School
Gustave Weigel, S.J. – Professor of Theology, Woodstock College
Samuel H. Miller – Dean-Elect, Harvard Divinity School
Julian V. Casserley – Professor of Theology, General Theological Seminary

Date: April 25, 1959
Title: “The Cuban Revolution”
Speaker: Dr. Fidel Castro – Premier of Cuba
Attendance: approximately 10,000
Venue: Soldiers Field
Moderator: McGeorge Bundy – Dean, Harvard College
[PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 13, 1959
Title: “Mock Republican Convention”
Speakers: Al “Li’l Abner” Capp
Walt “Pogo” Kelly
Moderator: Richard Field – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: December 4, 1959
Speaker: Edmund G. Brown – Governor of California
Moderator: Samuel Beer – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: December 11, 1959
Title: “Outer Space Symposium”
Panel: George J. Feldman – U.S. Delegate to U.N.
John A. Johnson – General Counsel, NASA
Bruno Rossi – Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
Dr. Homer J. Stewart, Evaluation Director, NASA
Moderator: Dr. G. B. Kistiakowsky – Scientific Advisor to President Eisenhower

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1940s

Date: March 8, 1946
Topic: The War Crimes Trial
Speakers: Col. Murray Bernays – Advisor to Justice Jackson, War Crimes Trial
Leo Gross – Professor, Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy

Date: March 15, 1946
Topic: Issues Facing Labor and Management in the Coming Years
Speakers: Louis Waldman – Labor Lawyer
Isadore Katz – General Counsel, The Textile Workers of America
Dr. Emerson Schmidt – Dir. of Economic Research, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: John Dunlop – Associate Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 22, 1946
Title: “60 Million Jobs”
Speakers: Norman Thomas – Socialist Candidate for President, 1928, ’32, ’36, ’40, ’44
Alvin H. Hansen – Professor of Political Economy, Harvard
Dan Smith – Professor, Harvard
Bourke Hickenlooper – U.S. Senator (R), Iowa

Date: Spring Semester, 1946
Title: “The Philosophy of Law”
Speakers: Roscoe Pound – Professor, Harvard Law School
Huntington Cairns – National Gallery of Art
Karl Llewellyn – Professor of Law, Columbia University

Date: Spring Semester, 1946
Topic: The Need for Reorganization of Congress
Speakers: A.S. “Mike” Monroney – U.S. Congressman (D), Oklahoma
Thomas Finletter – Author; Member, U.S. Delegation to the Organization of The U.N.

Date: Spring Semester, 1946
Topic: The Merits of the British Loan
Speakers: Edwin Johnson – U.S. Senator (D), Colorado
Professor Edwin Mason – Former Deputy to William Clayton

Date: May 10, 1946
Topic: Cartels
Speakers: William H. Davis – Former Chairman, WLB
Judge Ewin Davis – Chairman, FTC
Gilbert Montague – Antitrust Lawyer
Hugh Cox – Department of Justice

Date: November 1, 1946
Title: “What Are the Domestic Sources of Russian Foreign Policy?”
Speakers: Harrison Salisbury – UPI Correspondent; Author, Russia on the Way
Arthur Upham Pope – Dir., Iranian Institute; Author, Biography of Maxim Litvinoff
David Dallin – Author, The Real Soviet Union, Soviet Foreign Policy, The Big Three
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 15, 1946
Title: “America’s Policy Toward Russia”
Speakers: John Fischer – Editor, Harper’s Magazine
Michael Karpovitch – Professor of History – Harvard
John Somerville – Author, The Soviet Philosophy
Moderator: Richard Lauterbach – Author, These Are The Russians

Date: November 19, 1946
Title: “An Analysis of the Soviet Legal System”
Speakers: John Hazard – Professor of Law, Russian Institute, Columbia University

Date: December 6, 1946
Title: “What is the Solution in China”
Speakers: Professor John K. Fairbank – Joint Chairman, Regional Committee on China
Dr. Chen Chih-Mei – Counselor of the Chinese Embassy to the U.S.
Moderator: Warren A. Seavey – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: December 13, 1946 (4:00 p.m.)
Title: “Critical Issues in Aviation Policy”
Speaker: James N. Landis – Former Dean, Harvard Law School.;
Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board
[PHOTO]

Date: December 13, 1946 (7:45 p.m.)
Title: “Bureaucracy and the Legal Order”
Speakers: James N. Landis – Former Dean, Harvard Law School;
Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board
Robert M. Benjamin – Administrative Attorney
[PHOTO]

Date: January 10, 1947
Title: “Values for the Modern Man”
Speakers: F. S. C. Northrup – Professor of Philosophy, Yale
Robert Lynd – Professor of Sociology, Columbia
Panelists: Henry D. Aiken – Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
Carleton S. Coon – Professor of Anthropology, Harvard
Orval H. Mowrer – Professor of Education, Harvard
Talcott Parsons – Professor of Sociology, Harvard
Moderator: Williard L. Sperry – Dean, Harvard Divinity School

Date: February 28, 1947
Topic: The Causes of Industrial Strikes
Speakers: Clinton S. Golden – Counselor for the United Steelworkers
Leo Wollman – Professor of Labor Relations, Columbia

Date: March 7, 1947
Title: “Labor and the Law”
Speaker: Willard Wirtz – Chairman, National Wage Stabilization Board

Date: March 14, 1947
Title: “How Can We Mitigate Industrial Strikes”
Speakers: Donald R. Richberg – Attorney, Co-author of National Railway Act
Jesse Freidin – Former General Counsel, Wage Labor Board
Moderator: Lon L. Fuller – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 28, 1947
Title: “A Restatement of the Liberal Creed”
Speaker: George Soule – Editor, The New Republic
Thomas H. Eliot – Counsel, Civil Liberties Union
Moderator: Professor Thomas H. Powell

Date: April 11, 1947
Title: “How Strong is the United Nations?”
Speakers: Senator Claude D. Pepper – D., Florida
Abraham H. Feller – General Counsel, The United Nations
Henry M. Wriston – President, Brown University
Moderator: Milton Katz – Professor, Harvard Law School
[PHOTO] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: April 25, 1947
Title: “An Analysis of World Government”
Speakers: Hon. Owen J, Roberts – Former Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Clark M. Eichelberger – Chairman, Association of the United Nations
Moderator: Erwin Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: October 9, 1947
Title: “Rebuild Germany?”
Speakers: Thomas C. Blaisdell – Dir., Office of Int’l Trade, Dept. of Commerce
Bernard Bernstein – Fmr. Director, U.S. Group Control Commission for Germany
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: October 31, 1947
Title: “Is the American Press Free and Responsible”
Speakers: Thomas Stokes – Newspaper Columnist, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Lawrence E. Spivak – Editor, The American Mercury
Zechariah Chafee, Jr. – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Arthur M. Schlesinger – Professor of History, Harvard

Date: November 14, 1947
Topic: Are Communism and Christianity Compatible?
Speakers: Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr – Professor, Union Theological Seminary
Father John O’Brien – Boston College
[NEWS ARTICLE]

Date: November 25, 1947
Title: “Are American Civil Rights Safe?”
Speaker: Roger Baldwin – Director, The American Civil Liberties Union
Panel: Elijah Adlow – Judge, Boston Municipal Court
John Saltonstall, Jr. – Fmr. Counsel, Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union
E. Merrick Dodd – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: February 20, 1948
Title: “Must We Stop Russia?”
Speakers: Joseph Alsop – Commentator, N.Y. Herald Tribune
I. F. Stone – Foreign Editor, PM
Moderator: Milton Katz – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 23, 1948
Title: “Uniform Divorce Law: An Approach Towards Improving the Law of Domestic
Relations”
Speakers: Reginald Heber Smith, Esq. – Chairman, President’s Conference on
American Family Life

Date: April 23, 1948
Title: “Which Party in 1948?”
Speakers: Sen. Joseph O’Mahoney – D., Wyoming
Prof. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. – National Board, A.D.A.
Sen. Owen Brewster – R., Maine
Sen. James P. Kem – R., Missouri
Rep. Leo Isacson – N.Y. (third party)
Moderator: Paul A. Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 9, 1948
Title: “How Shall We Deal with American Communists?”
Speakers: O. John Rogge – U.S. Prosecutor, Nazi Sedition Trials
William Yandell Elliott – Professor of Government, Harvard
Morris Ernst – Member, Pres. Truman’s Civil Rights Committee
Moderator: Paul Freund – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: October 15, 1948
Title: “Can We Avoid Depression?”
Speakers: Paul Porter – Former OPA Administrator
Malcolm B. McNair – Professor, Harvard Business School
Moderator: Edward Mason – Dean, Harvard School of Public Administration

Date: October 29, 1948
Title: “The Faculty Votes”
Speakers: Zechariah Chafee, Jr. – Professor, Harvard Law School
W. Barton Leach – Professor, Harvard Law School
Warren A. Seavey – Professor, Harvard Law School
Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School
Moderator: John Ciardi – Assistant Professor of English, Harvard

Date: November 5, 1948
Title: “American Sex Standards”
Speakers: Dr. Margaret Mead
Dr. Gregory Zilboorg
Rev. Prof. Joseph Fletcher
Moderator: Prof. Kirtley Mather

Date: December 3, 1948
Title: “What is Happening to Our Family System?”
Speakers: Carle Zimmerman – Author, Family and Civilization
Joseph K. Folsom – Author, The Family and Democratic Society
Carl Binger – Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, Author, The Doctor’s Job
Moderator: Clyde K. Kluckhohn – Professor of Social Relations, Harvard

Date: November 11, 1948
Title: “School For Young Lawyers: Legal Ethics”
Speakers: Edmund M. Morgan – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: November 12, 1948
Title: “School For Young Lawyers: Trial Techniques”
Speakers: Judge Samuel Liebowitz – Kings County Court, New York

Date: December 7, 1948
Title: “The Spirit of Soviet Law”
Lecture 1: “Soviet Law and Russian History”
Speaker: Harold J. Berman – Visiting Professor of Law – Harvard

Date: December 9, 1948
Title: “The Spirit of Soviet Law”
Lecture 2: “Soviet Law and Marxist Theory”
Speaker: Harold J. Berman – Visiting Professor of Law – Harvard

Date: December 13, 1948
Title: “The Spirit of Soviet Law”
Lecture 3: “The Spirit of Soviet Law”
Speaker: Harold J. Berman – Visiting Professor of Law – Harvard

Date: February 11, 1949
Title: “Congressional Investigations: How Can They Be Improved?”
Speakers: Sen. Homer Ferguson – R, Mich., Senate Investigating Committee
Rep. F. Edward Hebert – D., La.; Formerly of House Un-American Activities Cmte.
Richard Strout – Washington Staff Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor
Alan Klotz – Bar Association Report on Investigating Committees
Moderator: Mark DeWolfe Howe – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: February 18, 1949
Title: “A New Foreign Policy for Asia?”
Speakers: Roscoe Pound – Former Dean, Harvard Law School; Legal Advisor to China
George W. Malone – U.S. Senator, Nevada; Indonesia Committee
Edwin O. Reischauer – Professor of History, Harvard; State Dept. Advisor in Japan
Frank K. Fairbank – Professor of History, Harvard; Far East Regional Studies
Moderator: Arthur N. Holcomb – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: February 28, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man: Arts and Letters”
Speakers: Howard Mumford Jones – Professor of English – Harvard
F. O. Matthiessen – Professor of English, Harvard
Dean A. Tillman Merrit – Harvard Music Department
Dorothy Adlow – Art Critic, Christian Science Monitor
Moderator: J. H. Finley – Professor of Classics, Harvard

Date: March 1, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man: Social Sciences”
Speakers: Henry Aiken – Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
George de Santillana – Professor of English and History, M.I.T.
Pitirim Sorokin – Professor of Social Relations, Harvard
Moderator: Wassily Leontief – Economist, Littauer Center

Date: March 2, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man: Physical Sciences”
Speakers: Phillip Frank – Professor of Physics, Harvard
Phillipe Le Corbeillir – Professor of Mathematics, Harvard
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin – Astronomer
Moderator: Kirtley F. Mather – Professor of Geology, Harvard

Date: March 3, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man: Philosophy and Religion”
Speakers: Rev. Allan Chalmers, Boston University Theological School
Father William A. Donaghy, S.J. – Campion Hall, North Andover
Donald C. Williams – Chairman, Harvard Philosophy Department
Moderator: Rev. Joseph Fletcher – Episcopal Theological School

Date: March 4, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man”
Speakers: Percy W. Bridgman – Professor of Physics, Harvard
William Ernest Hocking – Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Harvard
Walter G. Muelder – Dean, Boston University Theological School
Moderator: Lon L. Fuller – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 4, 1949
Title: “Values for Modern Man”
Speakers: William Ernest Hocking – Author, Science, Value, and Religion
Percy W. Bridgman – Professor of Physics, Harvard; Nobel Prize Winner, 1948
Walter G. Muelder – Dean, Boston College School of Theology
Moderator: Lon L. Fuller – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: March 18, 1949
Title: “How Far Should Our Government Go in Regulating Our Economy?”
Speakers: Senator Owen Brewster – R., Maine
Norman Thomas – Former Candidate for President, Socialist Party
Rep. John F. Kennedy – D., Massachusetts
Moderator: Seymour Harris – Professor of Economics, Harvard
[TELEGRAM] [NEWS ARTICLE]

Date:March 25, 1949
Title: “Does Sponsorship Mean Censorship?”
Speakers: Al Capp – Creator, “Li’l Abner”
Bill Maudlin – Author, “Up Front;” Staff Cartoonist, New York Star
William E. Mullins – Columnist, Boston Herald
Irving T. McDonald – News Commentator, Radio Station WEEI
Moderator: Robert Braucher – Professor, Harvard Law School

Date: April 4, 1949
Title: “Nationalization in Great Britain: Constitutional and Legal Aspects””
Speaker: William A. Robson – Prof., Administrative Law, London Sch. of Economics

Date: April 14, 1949
Title: “Federal Aid to Education”
Speakers: James B. Conant – President, Harvard University
Henry M. Wriston – President, Brown University
Moderator: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: April 26, 1949
Title: “Labor Unions in Politics”
Speaker: Harold J. Laski -Professor of Economics – London Sch. of Economics
Panel: William Y. Elliot – Professor of Government, Harvard
Wassily W. Leontief – Professor of Economics, Harvard
Moderator: Seymour E. Harris – Professor of Economics, Harvard

Date: October 13, 1949
Title: “Legal Education at Harvard”
Speaker: Erwin N. Griswold – Dean, Harvard Law School

Date: October 19, 1949
Title: “Legal Education at Yale”
Speaker: Wesley A. Sturges – Dean, Yale Law School

Date: December 3, 1949
Title: “Are Capitalism and Christianity Compatible?”
Speakers: Clare Boothe Luce – Author; Playright; Fmr. Congresswoman, Connecticut
Reinhold Niebuhr – Professor of Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
Moderator: Samuel Beer – Professor of Government, Harvard

Date: December 16, 1949
Title: “What Is Wrong With American Radio?”
Speakers: H. V. Katlenborn – Radio Commentator
Quincy Howe – Radio Commentator, CBS
Norman Corwin – Radio Writer, Producer, Director
James L. Fly – Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Erwin Canham – Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

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