April 5 UNH Holden Lecture Features Princeton Scholar

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Princeton Professor Stanley Katz, a leading expert on American legal and constitutional history, will be the featured speaker at the University of New Hampshire's annual Holden Lecture Wednesday, April 5.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. in the 1925 Room of the Elliott Alumni Center. Professor Katz will speak on "Constitutionalism and Civil Society."

Katz is a professor of public and international affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy, whose recent research focuses on private philanthropy and its effect on public policy in the United States. He also studies the behavior of non-governmental peace and conflict resolution organizations in Northern Ireland, Israel and South Africa, and is collaborating with Professor Benjamin Gidron, of Israel, on this project.

Katz is also active in the field of arts and cultural policy, and serves as director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School. Other notable service includes membership on the Board of Trustees of the National Faculty, the Newberry Library and Southern Methodist University. He currently serves as vice president of the Research Division of the American Historical Association.

Among his numerous publications, Katz's recent work includes the following articles: "Remaking Liberal Education at the Century's End: Problems and Prospects" and "Philanthropy and Democracy: Which Comes First?"

Katz is a distinguished Harvard University alumnus, holding three degrees (A.B., M.A, Ph.D.) from the school. He attended Harvard Law School from 1969-'70.

The UNH Holden Lecture was established in 1995 in memory of John Holden, one of the university's outstanding teachers of political science, who served that department for 25 years, many as chair. A devoted teacher and university advocate, Holden participated in political life at all levels.

The Holden Memorial Fund brings speakers to campus with expertise in civic culture, specifically American politics with an emphasis on international relations, economics, history or sociology.

March 21, 2000

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