Author June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology at the Minnesota Law School, will present a free, public talk on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Bucknell Hall as part of Bucknell’s year long “The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later” speaker series. The series is dedicated to a reconsideration of the political, social and cultural legacy of the American 1960s.
Carbone writes prolifically on law and the family, marriage, divorce and domestic obligations, including changes brought about by the biotechnology revolution. Her most recent work, Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (Oxford U. Press, 2010) explored the effects of diverging values and norms in America, while Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family (Oxford U. Press, 2014) examined the widening class divide in the American family. Both are co-authored with Naomi Cahn.
“The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later” series is organized by the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship. The invited speakers represent significantly differing and even conflictual perspectives on the ’60s, as do the Bucknell faculty members who conduct dialogue with them.