Thursday, February 1, 2007

Stanley Katz to be Honored by Princeton Law & Public Affairs Program

Princeton University
Program in Law and Public Affairs

Conference in Honor of Stanley N. Katz:
Teacher, Scholar, Citizen
February 23-24, 2007

Conference sponsored by the Princeton University Program in American Studies, Department of History, Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson School.

The conference is being planned by a committee of colleagues and former students of Stanley N. Katz. It will include a mix of formal and informal sessions on those themes that have been important in Stan’s professional life. Panels will explore topics in public policy, colonial history, American legal history, the history of nonprofits and philanthropy, the use of technology in teaching and scholarship, , and the public humanities; all areas where Stan's work has made important contributions. The papers will be presented by students of Stan or long-time friends and colleagues. The conference will end with Stan's presentation of an "Intellectual Autobiography". Each session is designed to allow a maximum of participation by the audience, almost all of whom will be students, friends, and colleagues of Stan.

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Stanley N. Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. He is also a commentator on higher education policy. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, Katz is a scholar of American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. He is the editor of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States and of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Legal History (OUP, 2007). The author and editor of numerous books and articles, he has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History and as vice president of the Research Division of the American Historical Association.

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