CU Boulder Selects Two JMC Fellows for 2018-19 Visiting Conservative Scholars Position
JMC fellows W.B. Allen and Stephen B. Presser were named the 2018-18 Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder. According to CU Boulder’s press release, “Allen and Presser are scheduled to teach two courses per semester in fall 2018 and spring 2019. They will also be encouraged to foster discussion by hosting public events in the campus community and around the state.”
Professor William B. Allen is a professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, and 2008-09 Visiting Senior Scholar at Villanova’s Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good, a JMC partner program. He also served previously on the National Council for the Humanities and as Chairman and Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He was recently the Ann & Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is an expert on liberal arts education, its history, importance and problems. He is also Chairman and co-founder of Toward A Fair Michigan, whose mission was to further understanding of the equal opportunity issues involved in guaranteeing civil rights for all citizens, and to provide a civic forum for a fair and open exchange of views on the question of affirmative action.
Stephen Presser is the Raoul Berger Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and the Professor of Business Law Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management. Presser is a leading American legal historian and expert on shareholder liability for corporate debts. He is frequently an invited witness before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues of constitutional law. He holds a joint appointment with the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and also teaches in Northwestern’s history department. Presser is author of An Introduction to the Law of Business Organizations, 3rd edition (Thomson/West 2010) and Law and Jurisprudence in American History, 8th edition (West Publishing 2013) (with Jamil Zainaldin).
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