Today: Yale Law professor to interview founder of American Affairs

During an interview by Yale Law School Professor Amy Kapczynski, the founder and editor of the political journal American Affairs Julius Krein will discuss American politics and conservative critiques of neoliberalism. The discussion will be introduced by Kimberly Goff-Crews, secretary and vice president for student life at Yale. It will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

Krein founded American Affairs, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought, in 2017. The journal seeks to expand contemporary political discourse, specifically within conservative politics. Though American Affairs was initially created with the intention of providing intellectual backing for the Trump administration, Krein has since publicly revoked his support for Trump in an op-ed published in The New York Times titled “I Voted for Trump and I Sorely Regret It.” American Affairs now focuses on nationalism, free market theory, and conservative ideological debate. Krein’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Review. He graduated from Harvard College in 2008, where he studied political philosophy.

Kapczynski is a professor of law, and faculty co-director of both the Global Health Justice Partnership and the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency. She is also faculty co-director of the Law and Political Economy Project. She co-founded the Law and Political Economy blog in 2017, which focuses on how legal rules concentrate economic and political power amongst dominant social groups. Her areas of research include information policy, intellectual property law, international law, and global health. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at the University of California-Berkeley School of Law. Additionally, she served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen G. Breyer. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many other publications.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Lauren Sherman, Carla Minet, and Yuki Noguch.

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