President Hutchins and the Committee to Frame a World Constitution
Special guest is Senator Harris Wofford, who will speak about his own experience of working as an undergraduate research assistant to the Hutchins Committee.
Cost: $10/person; includes refreshments
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Tad Daley, former policy advisor for Congressman Dennis Kucinich and the late Senator Alan Cranston, will speak about the role of the University of Chicago in the extraordinary history and possible future of the ancient idea that humanity will establish a federal republic of the world-- in order to bring about the elimination of armies, the abolition of war, and public policies designed to optimize not individual national interests, but the common human interest and the global public good. Daley is the author of Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World.
In his talk, Daley will pay special attention to one of the major episodes in the legacy of that idea - the Committee to Frame a World Constitution assembled at the University of Chicago in 1947, chaired by the university's president, Robert Maynard Hutchins. (The term "Federal Republic of the World" comes directly from the preamble to their "Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution.")
Last year, Daley co-authored an article on some of the more interesting elements of the history with a prominent University of Chicago graduate - former US senator and former JFK advisor Harris Wofford, who will attend the talk.
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Sonja Kotlica AM'98
Ritu Prasad, AB'14
Tuesday, Feb 2 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
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