Murphy Lecture: Cass R. Sunstein on "Impeachment"

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

12:00 PM

1:00 PM


The campus community is invited to the 2018 Annual Murphy Lecture, featuring Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School.

Impeachment - This talk will discuss the origins of the impeachment clause and its intimate connection with the American Revolution. Professor Sunstein will explore the commitments to self-government and to the equal dignity of human beings, and show how those commitments produced impeachment, American-style.

Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations.

Sunstein is author of many articles and books, including (2001), Risk and Reason (2002), Why Societies Need Dissent (2003), The Second Bill of Rights (2004), Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005), Worst-Case Scenarios (2001), Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), Simpler: The Future of Government (2013) and most recently Why Nudge? (2014) and Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas (2014). He is now working on group decision-making and various projects on the idea of liberty.

Areas of interest include Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law and Policy, Employment Law, Law and Economics: Behavioral Law and Economics, and Labor Law.

About the William P. Murphy Distinguished Speaker Endowment

The Murphy Lecture Series was established by the UNC School of Law Class of 1990 in honor of former faculty member Professor William P. Murphy's teaching (1971-1990) and his work in constitutional law, labor law and civil rights. The lecture series is responsible for bringing noted lawyers, political figures and public advocates to the campus. The hour-long lecture is free and open to the public.

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