2018, How Private Enterprise Might Resist Authoritarianism

The Seminar meets Tuesdays from 12:10 to 2:00 in SLB 122. Lunch is served from noon. The Spring 2018 Seminar will devote itself to how private enterprise might resist authoritarianism. The Seminar will consider various aspects of the theme, including how the technology sector might resist authoritarianism; how powerful global firms interact with oppressive regimes; the relationship between wealth and political power in capitalist democracy; the role of the workplace in democracy; and historical lessons on the relationship between private enterprise and authoritarianism.

The readings are available by request to private.law@yale.edu.

February 20 Jack Balkin, Yale Law School and Andrew McLaughlin, Cofounder and Partner, Higher Ground Labs
February 27 Tim Wu, Columbia Law School
March 6 Michelle Browdy, General Counsel, IBM and Chris Padilla, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM
March 27 Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law School
April 3 Cynthia Estlund, NYU Law School
Thursday, April 5 Tim Snyder, Yale Department of History
This joint session with the Legal Theory Workshop will meet during the Legal Theory Workshop’s usual time of 4:15 to 6:00 p.m.
April 17 Adam Tooze, Columbia University Department of History