Center for the Study of Public Life

Drugs, Harm, and the Campus

How should we – as a university and as a society – address the use of illicit drugs? In light of recent events, the Allbritton Center is bringing together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives for panel discussions on drug use and policies at Wesleyan and beyond. The hope is to have an open and…

Heather Gerken on “The Loyal Opposition”

In the final lecture of the Centralization and Decentralization series hosted by the Allbritton Center Collaborative Cluster Initiative, Heather Gerken – J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School – will discuss “the Loyal Opposition”: The term “loyal opposition” is not often used in American debates because we believe that we lack an institutional…

CSPL 240: Nonprofits and Social Change

Wesleyan students want to change the world. Understanding how change occurs is a great place to start. Check out Nonprofits and Social Change – a new .5 credit course offered this Fall at the Allbritton Center – to take a closer look at the social sector: This course explores the world of nonprofits and how…

A Renaissance Project: Reclaiming Memory, Movement, and Migration

Join the 2015-2016 Allbritton Center Collaborative Cluster Initiative, a unique offering of Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life: The Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative ties together several courses through a common research theme and a culminating project. Courses and the seminar are supplemented by special events, meals together, outside speakers, and team-building exercises.…

Allbritton Talks: College Sports

In the spirit of March Madness: As more Division I athletes and their supporters call for payment for players and even consider unionizing, it raises the question of the purpose of college athletics and perhaps of institutions of higher education themselves. Is it exploitative for universities to profit off of their athletes if it is indeed…