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THE FIELD OF BLOOD: VIOLENCE IN CONGRESS AND THE ROAD TO THE CIVIL WAR | JOANNE FREEMAN
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

THE FIELD OF BLOOD: VIOLENCE IN CONGRESS AND THE ROAD TO THE CIVIL WAR | JOANNE FREEMAN

  • SMU Campus, McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall (map)
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In The Field of Blood, Yale Professor Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery.

Joanne B. Freeman, a professor of history and American studies at Yale University, is a leading authority on early national politics and political culture. The author of the award-winning Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic and editor of The Essential Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton: Writings, she is a cohost of the popular history podcast BackStory.

Parking will be available on the SMU campus. FREE passes will be emailed to registered guests before the event.  Seating is limited, and not guaranteed.

Please note, there will NOT be a reception before this event. Freeman's publication of the same title will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

TEACHERS ONLY -- Please sign in at the registration table to receive continuing education credit.

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Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Yale Corporation Alumni Fellow Write-In Candidate James Kirchick

We wanted to let Yalies in the area know that Jamie Kirkchik would be in the DFW area on Monday, July 30th for a dinner at the Fort Worth Club. Jamie announced a write-in campaign as an alumni fellow on the Yale Corporation several months ago in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. He is a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution.

Register here for the dinner: https://www.jamiefortrustee.com/events/fort-worth-dinner/form

If you plan to attend and want to stay at the Fort Worth Club, please contact johnfahy@aya.yale.edu to refer/sponsor a hotel room for the night.

For those curious about the process, the Yale Daily News wrote a story about Jamie's campaign: https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/06/04/kirchick-06-announces-yale-corporation-candidacy-vows-to-protect-free-speech/

For more on Jamie's perspective:

Note: This is not an official event of the Yale Club of Dallas but shared as an event of interest to the Yale alumni community. We are not endorsing him or any other candidate  in the alumni fellow elections.

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May
4
6:30 PM18:30

VOICES OF CHANGE CONCERT AND RECEPTION

Voices of Change is the Southwest's premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of music of our time. Now in its 40th year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works of 20th and 21st century composers, encouraging and preserving the impulse of musical creativity and imagination. The artists are first-tier professional musicians playing music by well-known and up-and-coming professional composers.

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Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

All Ivy League Wine and Cheese Reception

All Ivy League Wine and Cheese Reception
at the Nasher Sculpture Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Join other Ivy League alums for wine and cheese at the world renowned Nasher Sculpture Center. Significant Others are encouraged to attend. Free valet parking at the main entrance. Attendance is limited to 200 and tickets will not be available at the door.

Schools Invited:

Harvard Club of Dallas
Harvard Business School Club of Dallas
Harvard Business School Club of Fort Worth
Yale Club of Dallas
Princeton Alumni Association of Dallas/Fort Worth
University of Pennsylvania Club of Dallas
Wharton Club of Dallas/Fort Worth   
Columbia University Club of North Texas
                    
Cornell Alumni Association of North Texas
Brown Club of Dallas
Dartmouth Club of Dallas

Stanford Club of Dallas/Fort Worth
Wellesley Club of Dallas 

If your company would be interested in sponsoring this event, please contact John Willding at john.willding@strasburger.com

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