2011 - 2012 Marshall Center Lecture Series

Sept. 16, 2011
Karol Boudreaux
African Economic Development:  What's Working, What's Not?
Jepson Hall, Room 120
4:30 p.m.

Karol Boudreaux is Africa Land Tenure Specialist at United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and an affiliated senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center.  She formerly served as lead researcher for Enterprise Africa, a research project that reported on enterprise-based solutions to poverty in Africa.  She also served as a member of the faculty of the George Mason University School of Law, and served on the Working Group on Property Rights of the U.N.'s Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Video  Photos

October 6, 2011
Gary Noesner
Calm Creative Communications in Crisis
Jepson Hall, Room 120
4:30 p.m.

Gary Noesner is a former FBI hostage negotiator and chief of the agency's Crisis Negotiation Unit, Critical Incident Response Group. He retired from the FBI in 2003 following a 30 year career as an investigator, instructor and negotiator. A significant focus of his career was directed toward investigating Middle East hijackings in which American citizens were victimized.
He is the author of Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator. Video  Photos

November 4, 2011
Gary W. Gallagher
Presidents and Generals: Command Relationships during the Civil War
Jepson Hall, Room 120
4:30 p.m.

Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and is considered one of the leading historians of the Civil War.
His books include The Union War, The Confederate War, Lee and His Generals in War and Memory, and Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee’s Gallant General. He has coauthored and edited several works on individual battles and campaigns and has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals and popular historical magazines. Video  Photos

February 10, 2012
Pauline Maier
Ratification of the US Constitution: The Book, The Story, and Why We Should Care

Jepson Hall, Room 120
4:30 p.m.

Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a leading historian of the American Revolution and has spent her career writing critically acclaimed scholarly books, textbooks and journal articles on American history. She also served as a consultant and commentator for the PBS’ six-hour documentary "Liberty! the American Revolution" (1997), which told the story of the American Revolution from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789) and is still used in classrooms across the nation. She also appeared in the PBS series "Franklin" and "Biography of America," as well as numerous shows on the History Channel.   
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April 2012
James M. Buchanan

*This lecture has been canceled.

May 10, 2012
Peter McNamara

Adam Smith on Human Nature

Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room

4:30 p.m.

Peter McNamara teaches political theory at Utah State University, where he specializes in early modern and American political thought. He is the author of Political Economy and Statesmanship: Smith, Hamilton and the Foundation of the Commercial Republic and the editor of The Noblest Minds: Fame, Honor and the American Founding, and, most recently (with Louis Hunt), Liberalism, Conservatism and Hayek's Idea of Spontaneous Order.

Contact the Directors
Gary L. McDowell
Professor of Leadership Studies
Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science and Law
Phone: (804) 287-6085
E-mail: gmcdowel@richmond.edu

Terry L. Price
Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (804) 287-6088
E-mail: tprice@richmond.edu