Supper Club

American Studies Supper Club
Spring 2018

During the Spring 2018 semester, American Studies will be hosting a Supper Club.  During the months of January, February, March, April, and early May the Supper Club will meet at different Waltham restaurants to discuss a different set of readings each month.  

This year's Supper Club is titled "The Revolution in America and the Emergence of a Constitutional Republic.  Monthly topics include:

  • January: Foundations - readings by David Hume, John Locke, and William Blackstone
  • February: History - readings by David Ramsay
  • March: Form - readings by Mercy Otis Warren, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
  • April: Requirements - readings by William Cushing, James Madison, Benjamin Rush, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, and John Thomson
  • May: Impact - readings by Alexis de Tocqueville

It is free to join the American Studies Supper Club and participants will receive a $50 gift card upon their completion of the reading/discussion series. Membership in the club is limited. Students interested in joining should send 2 paragraphs to SupperClub@brandeis.edu explaining their interest and what they hope to learn.  

This is made possible through a generous donation from the Institute for Humane Studies, a community of students and professors committed to advancing the power of freedom and ideas.