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The RAI will shortly welcome Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas, 1st District), who is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Rep. Gohmert has taken socially and fiscally conservative positions on a wide range of issues. His proposal for a ‘Federal Income Tax Holiday’, to relieve pressure on the taxpayer and boost economic growth, gained widespread attention, and he takes an active interest in national security issues. He serves on several House committees and has recently been named Vice Chair of the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.
6th Week Events (17-21 November)
A video recording of Philip K. Howard’s recent talk at the RAI: ‘A Progressive Disease: Is Micro-Regulation Killing America’s ‘Can Do’ Culture?’ is now available here. Philip K. Howard is a prominent advocate of government and legal reform in in the United States. In 2002, he formed Common Good, a non-partisan national coalition calling for an end to overly specific regulation and legislation. Common Good criticises such tendencies within the American legal system as impediments to practical policymaking and healthy social interaction.
The RAI today welcomes A-level students and teachers from The Cooper School in Bicester, who are making their annual visit to the Vere Harmsworth Library to explore its collections on Civil Rights. The students are working on projects considering how presidential leadership influenced the Civil Rights movement.
‘Proem – To Brooklyn Bridge (Hart Crane)’, a short animated film produced by Sally Bayley, Supernumerary Teaching and Research Fellow at the RAI, animated by Suzie Hanna and with sounds composed by Tom Simmons, has been accepted for screening at the prestigious London Short Film Festival in January 2015. The film has already won two prizes at the Liberated Words Poetry-Film Festival in Bristol. The film was commissioned as a teaching tool for the RAI’s recent Summer School: The Writer, The Artist and Their Notebook, and had its première at the Institute in July 2014. As an educational project, it will be taken to schools and universities as part of a wider research project on poetic metaphors.
To accompany the RAI Special Lecture by the Hon. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, we have set out a small display of materials from the library's collections relating to his ancestors, George and Aaron Bancroft.
The RAI is delighted to welcome The Hon. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, former Under Secretary of State and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, to deliver a special lecture at 5pm on Thursday 30 October: ‘American Foreign Policy in the 21st Century’. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome.
3rd Week Events (27-31 October)
The RAI is honoured to welcome Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan, 8th District) for a talk on ‘Chairing the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’ at 2pm on Thursday 23 October. The Committee is the US House of Representatives’ primary panel responsible for authorizing the funding for and overseeing the execution of the intelligence activities of the United States government. The event is held jointly with the North American Studies Programme at St Antony’s College. All are welcome.
The RAI is delighted to welcome Gary Lauer, Chairman and Chief Executive of eHealth, Inc., America’s leading online marketplace for individual and family health insurance, to deliver the latest lecture in its American Business: Past, Present, and Future lecture series at 5pm on Friday 17th October. Mr Lauer will speak on ‘America’s Healthcare Crisis: Lessons for Policymakers’. All are welcome to the talk, which will be followed by a drinks reception.