Nolan to present program at the Gunnery
Published 10:38 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Gunnery will present a program with James Nolan, Washington Gladden 1859 professor of sociology at Williams College, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
Nolan will speak about his latest research project, “Delivering Little Boy,” which focuses on the Manhattan Project and the nuclear age.
Notably, Nolan’s grandfather worked on the Manhattan Project.
The community is invited to attend the free program in the Ogden D. Miller Memorial Athletic Center’s lower gym at the 99 Green Hill Road school.
The program is part of the school’s ongoing speaker series.
Nolan is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and a Fulbright scholarship, among other awards, and has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University, Loughborough University, and the University of Notre Dame.
He has also authored several books, including “What They Saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb,” published in 2016.
Nolan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Virginia.
His teaching and research interests fall within the general areas of law and society, culture, technology and social change, and historical comparative sociology.
His previous books include “Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing: The International Problem-Solving Court Movement” (2009), “Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement” (2001) and “The Therapeutic State: Justifying Government at Century’s End” (1998).
For information and registration, call (860) 350-0177.