Stanley N. Katz

Stanley N. Katz

An expert on American legal history, the history of philanthropy, and the history of higher education, Stan Katz is the director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy and a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a past president of the OAH and the Society for Legal History, and the editor-in-chief of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009). He served a co-general editor of the "Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court" from 1978 to 1989 and as its general editor from 1990 to 2015. President emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, he received the National Humanities Medal in 2010, recognizing a career devoted to fostering public support for the humanities.

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Lectures

  • Why Have Americans Found It So Hard to Define Philanthropy Legally? And Why Does It Matter for the Future of Democracy in America?
  • Philanthropy and Plutocracy
  • America's International Dilemma: Why Doesn't the U.S. Fully Participate in the International Human Rights System?
  • Constitutionalism and Human Rights: The Dilemma of the United States
  • Gun-Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the U.S. Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq
  • John Dewey and the Civic Purposes of General Education
  • The "Just" University
  • Who's Afraid of Senator Byrd? Constitutionalism and American History

Video

"Gun-Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the U.S. Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq" (excerpt)

This lecture was presented as the annual Constitution Day Lecture at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and sponsored by the university's history program. Recorded by Ronnie LaNear in September 2012.


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