Professor Barry R. Weingast will be visiting the Department February 5 to 7, 2014 as the Earl and Edna Stice Lecturer in the Social Sciences. The Stice Lectureship was established with a bequest from Dr. Glen Stice in honor of his parents to bring outstanding scholars to campus to discuss issues dealing with the Bill of Rights, philosophy of law, philosophy of politics, privacy in an urban society, the concept of community, and the purpose of government.
Profess Weingast is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has won numerous awards, including the James L. Barr Memorial Prize in Public Economics, the William H. Riker Prize in recognition of scholarly achievement in political science, and a number of best article and paper awards. He has written extensively on the political economy of development, federalism, legal institutions, the rule of law, and democracy.
He will be giving a major public lecture as part of his visit. The details will be announced on the departmental website.