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Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017

Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017

May 18, 2017

The concept of speech is typically defined as the communication of thoughts in spoken words. Yet the authors note that First Amendment protection of speech is far broader, covering nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and even nonsense—individual topics that Tushnet, Chen, and Blocher focus on (in that order) in the book.

War Powers: A (Judicial) Review

May 18, 2017
War Powers: A (Judicial) Review

The post-9/11 war on terror was only 3 years old when David Barron ’94 began researching whether presidents enjoy as much unfettered power to conduct wars as was assumed by many at the time. A dozen years after he began, Barron, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and […]

Common Threat

May 18, 2017
Common Threat

Author of the best-selling “Nudge,” about influencing people’s behavior for their benefit, Professor Cass Sunstein ’78 has just published a new book titled “#republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media.” Sunstein, who served as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, argues in the book […]

A Professor’s Portfolio

May 18, 2017
A Professor’s Portfolio

For more than a half-century on the faculty of HLS, Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner ’55 has focused on international human rights, including as the founder of the school’s Human Rights Program. During that time, he has also focused his camera on countries around the world. He shares his deep passion for photography in a new […]

Dean Martha Minow receives honorary degree from University of Buenos Aires

May 17, 2017
Dean Martha Minow receives honorary degree from University of Buenos Aires

Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor at Harvard Law School, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Buenos Aires on May 15. She is the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Buenos Aires.