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Opening Remarks: 



  • Opening remarks by Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch

Keynote Address:



  • David M. Kennedy, Stanford University 

Session 1:FDR's Epic Battle with the Supreme Court



  • Charles McCurdy, University of Virginia
  • James F. Simon, New York Law School 

Session 2: FDR's Economic Legacy



Keynote Luncheon:



  • Sidney Milkis

Session 3: Espionage, Japanese-Internment, and Civil Liberties




  • Harvey Klehr, Emory University
  • Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

Day 1: February 27 (Wednesday)
4:00 pm Student Panel in the Blechman Room of Trible Library
Papers by CNU students Ben Coffman, Erin Bello and Kaitlyn Ridler
Comments by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David M. Kennedy of Stanford University 

Day 2: February 28 (Thursday)
9:30-10:45 am Session 1: FDR’s Epic Battle with the Supreme Court 
Charles W. McCurdy, University of Virginia
"Ideological Origins of the Court-Packing Plan"

James F. Simon, New York Law School
"FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle over the New Deal"

1:30-2:45 pm Session 3: Espionage, Japanese-American Internment, and Civil Liberties
Harvey Klehr, Emory University
"American Communists and Atomic Espionage: What Did the FBI Know and When Did It Know It?"

Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
"Korematsu after September 11"

3 pm Keynote Address
David M. Kennedy, Stanford University
"Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shape of the Twentieth Century"
Reception to follow.

Thank you to our sponsor, supporters, and donors

  • Center for American Studies
  • BB&T Charitable Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • TWS Foundation
  • Earhart Foundation