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Philip Hamburger on The Ku Klux Klan and the Separation of Church and State

September 27, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a lecture by Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia University, as he explores the complicated relationship of the Ku Klux Klan to the separation of church and state in the US.

Philip Hamburger’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law and its history.  His publications include Separation of Church and State (Harvard 2002); “Religious Liberty in Philadelphia,” Emory Law Journal (2005); “The New Censorship:  Institutional Review Boards,” Supreme Court Review (2004); “More is Less,” Virginia Law Review (2004); “Law and Judicial Duty,” George Washington Law Review (2003); “Liberality,” Texas Law Review (2002); “Revolution and Judicial Review:  Chief Justice Holt’s Opinion in City of London v. Wood,” Columbia Law Review (1994).

Professor Hamburger’s lecture is part of the IRCPL’s Religion and Politics in American Public Life lecture series, coordinated by Professors Karen Barkey (CU Sociology), Jean Cohen (CU Political Science, and John Torpey (CUNY GC Sociology). Throughout the 2013 Fall term, the IRCPL will present four public conversations that explore the often contentious role of religion in American political and public life. Seeking to further understand the relationship between religion and politics in the United States, the series continues to explore a number of timely topics that intersect with religion, such as civil religion, public discourses of morality, and reproductive and sexual rights.

Sponsored by the Institute of Religion, Culture, and Public Life, The Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and the PhD Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.


September 27, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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606 West 122nd St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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