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2012 Harmsworth Lecture

Paradoxes of State Power in America
Professor Gary Gerstle in this 2012 Harmsworth lecture debates the paradoxes of state power in America, seeking to address the paradoxical legacy bestowed by the US Constitution: how can the US be so liberal and illiberal at the same time?

2009 Harmsworth Lecture

He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era
Professor Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics.