Nizer Lectures (1994–1998)


The Nizer lectures on Public Policy were named for lawyer and writer Louis Nizer (1902–1994). Authors include Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., and Elie Wiesel.

DEC 11, 1998 Article

Nizer Lectures (1994–1998): The Destiny of Freedom: Political Legacies of the Twentieth Century

Speaking in 1998, Dr. Buultjens identifies a recurring cycle of conflict followed by political and economic disintegration that distinguishes the 20th century. He asks: "Do we ...

NOV 25, 1997 Article

Nizer Lectures (1994–1998): Technology and Social Justice

"How can we make ethics drive technology in such a way that the evil consequences are minimized and the good maximized?" In this insightful and ...

Joel Rosenthal seated at table, Elie Wiesel at podium, Louis Nizer Lecture, 1996

NOV 6, 1996 Article

Nizer Lectures (1994–1998): Ethical Issues for Today

What is the difference between ethics and law? Unlike the law, ethics involves other people, says Elie Wiesel, in this powerful, moving, and wide-ranging talk ...

DEC 12, 1995 Article

Nizer Lectures (1994–1998): America and the World: Isolationism Resurgent?

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. argues for a reexamination of the Wilsonian doctrine of collective security and a greater concentration on preventive diplomacy, to enhance the ...

DEC 7, 1994 Article

Nizer Lectures (1994–1998): William Faulkner's Old Verities: "It's Planting Time in America"

"Faulkner's words stir a dark, punishing wisdom, a plain, spare design for civic conduct," says Jack Valenti. Introduction by Robert Myers.