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Journal's impact explored, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Scholars from around the country will examine the impact of The Public Interest, an influential policy journal, in a conference set for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in 104 Computer Science.

The conference, titled "The Public Interest and the Making of American Public Policy: 1965-2005," is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

The Public Interest -- founded in 1965 by Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer and Irving Kristol -- was a forum for ideas on economic, educational and social policy reform until it ceased publication in 2005. At the conference, scholars who contributed to the journal will explore political and cultural developments during the time of its publication. In addition, Glazer and Kristol will participate in a roundtable discussion along with former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett.

Participants in the conference will include James Ceaser of the University of Virginia, John DiIulio Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania, William Galston of the Brookings Institution, Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University and Lawrence Mead of New York University, as well as Princeton scholars Ken Kersch, Robert George and John Londregan.

For more information, visit the Madison Program's website.

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