Lecture in Law and Politics to have International Flavor

Friday, March 20, 2009

By Ed Parker, JD 1969

The sixth annual Lecture in Law and Politics will feature Yale University's Ian Shapiro at 7:30 p.m., April 16 in the Price & Turpen Courtroom at The University of Tulsa College of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Shapiro, a native of South Africa, is the Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University and serves as Henry R. Luce Director of Yale's Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has taught at Yale since 1984 and served a chair of the political science department from 1999 to 2004.

He received his J.D. and his Ph.D degree in political science from the Yale. Shapiro, who has also served as a fellow of both the Guggenheim Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, has written 10 books dealing with democracy, justice and the methods of social inquiry.

The Lecture in Law and Politics examines the close relationship between the two disciplines for the benefit of professors and students.

Jimmy Hart