The Duke community is invited to join the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics to celebrate the launch of Edward J. Balleisen’s new book: Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff (Princeton University Press, 2017) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. April 18 in the Thomas Reading Room at Lilly Library. Balleisen will discuss the book with Sam Buell, followed by Q&A with the audience, a book signing, and a reception.
Edward J. Balleisen is the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University. His research and writing explores the historical intersections among law, business, politics, and policy in the modern United States, with a growing focus on the origins, evolution, and impacts of the modern regulatory state. He has pursued a number of collaborative projects with historians and other social scientists who study regulatory governance in industrialized and industrializing societies. He has also started an oral history project that examines regulatory policy-making, which involves extensive collaboration with Duke undergraduate and graduate students. From 2010 through 2015, he directed the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Samuel W. Buell is the Bernard M. Fishman Professor of Law at Duke University. His research and teaching focus on criminal law and on the regulatory state, particularly regulation of corporations and financial markets. He is the author of Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America’s Corporate Age (W.W. Norton & Co., 2016). His recent scholarship explores the conceptual structure of white collar offenses, the problem of behaviors that evolve to avoid legal control, and the treatment of the corporation and the white collar offender in the criminal justice system. He is a member of the American Law Institute, has testified before the United States Senate and the United States Sentencing Commission on matters involving the definition and punishment of corporate crimes, and has delivered recent invited lectures in Australia, China, and Taiwan.
Tuesday, April 18
5:30 to 7:00pm
Thomas Reading Room, Lilly Library (2nd Floor)
Parking on East Campus is free and open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on weekdays.