|Knowledge and Governance in American Democracy: The Legacy of James Q. Wilson|
A discussion featuring:Karlyn BowmanChristopher DeMuth
R. Shep Melnick
Thursday, June 79:30 to 11:30 AM“In an age where every form of authority was being eroded by the tide of democratic individualism, the man who documented that erosion became an authority himself. He was modern America’s most authoritative intellectual figure. . . . What is singular about [James Q. Wilson] is that he was deeply conversant with essentially the entire range of public affairs, and marshaled his knowledge in every field with evident sound judgment and probity, with lucidity, and with democratic modesty and accessibility.”
So wrote Christopher DeMuth in The Weekly Standard shortly after the death of James Q. Wilson, a prominent political scientist whose work in American politics, public policy, organization, and culture and character was widely read and acclaimed by public officials and everyday citizens alike.
The 2012 Bradley Symposium, hosted by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and National Affairs, will feature a discussion among prominent political figures and scholars, led by Hudson Institute Distinguished FellowChristopher DeMuth, Boston College Professor R. Shep Melnick, and AEI Senior Fellow Karlyn Bowman. The Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and National Affairs Editor Yuval Levin will co-moderate the discussion. A continental breakfast will be served.
Program and Panel
Registration, continental breakfast
Welcome by Yuval Levin, National Affairs
A complete, edited transcript of the discussion will be posted online at pcr.hudson.org