Tag: Democracy and Justice Studies

Kaye: Roosevelt would have wanted $15/hour


UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies shares some history and adds a little opinion in an essay posted to the liberal activist website Campaign for America’s Future. In it, the noted author and FDR scholar recounts the progressive legislative achievements of the New Deal and then argues Roosevelt would be the first one today to demand a $15/hour minimum wage.

Kaye to speak Wednesday at Fox Cities Book Festival

“Remembering FDR and the Greatest Generation” is the topic for UW-Green Bay professor and Roosevelt scholar Harvey J. Kaye, who is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday (April 22) as part of the annual Fox Cities Book Festival. The venue is the Appleton Public Library. Free and open to all.

Faculty note: Kaye writes on FDR anniversary for Daily Beast

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye, Democracy and Justice Studies, spent much of last week in the New York City area, marking the 70th anniversary of April 1945 and the passing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a series of invited talks and media appearances. Kaye also submitted a guest essay on the topic to the national online news-and-opinion site, the Daily Beast.

Whirlwind week for Kaye includes talk at Marist

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye, Democracy and Justice Studies, is speaking Thursday night (April 9) on the scenic campus of Marist College (overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) as part of that institution’s Academic Lecture Series sponsored by the political science and history faculties. Kaye’s topic: “Great Presidents Need Great Citizens.” A noted FDR scholar and author, Kaye is in New York for this weekend’s Roosevelt remembrance at Four Freedoms Park.

Roses for Roosevelt: Kaye speaks Sunday at FDR remembrance


FDR scholar Harvey J. Kaye of the UW-Green Bay Democracy and Justice Studies faculty is an invited speaker this Sunday (April 12) at “Roses for Roosevelt,” a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that will take place at the new Four Freedoms Park in New York City. The event will include a wreath-laying ceremony, music from the period, and brief remarks. Kaye is the author of the well-received book The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

Kaye goes conservative


(Thought that headline would get your attention.) In truth, Prof. Harvey Kaye — the peerless populist, progressive promoter — is going conservative only in the sense he’s doing some right-leaning radio this week. A popular guest on a number of nationally syndicated political talk shows in connection with his Thomas Paine and Franklin Roosevelt scholarship, the UW-Green Bay professor has already appeared this week on the conservative Chuck Morse Speaks program, in a 90-minute conversation that aired Tuesday. At 9:15 a.m. CDT Thursday (April 9), he’ll talk FDR and the Four Freedoms with progressive/moderate host Nicole Sandler. On Friday (April 10), he’ll do a third FDR-themed conversation, this time on the conservative Hudson Valley Radio 1450, at 7 a.m.

Mayor Schmitt, others join for Common Theme ‘Phoenix Talk’ on Thursday

A panel discussion regarding connections between UW-Green Bay and its community is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (Mac) 210. Speakers include Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and his chief of Staff Andy Rosendahl, Karen Faulkner of Golden House, students Sarah Wanek and Lydia Schwertfeger and Professors Regan Gurung, Katia Levintova and Alison Staudinger. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and UWGB’s campus Common Theme committee. Free and open to the public.

Kaye’s Daily Beast piece reviews new book on ‘Second Gilded Age’

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye, Democracy and Justice Studies, has written a lengthy essay at the national Daily Beast news and opinion site. In it, he reviews the new Steve Fraser book The Age of Acquiescence and its description of a “Second Gilded Age” arriving in America with relatively little populist resistance to what the author sees as capitalistic overreach. Read Kaye’s essay, titled “The Rich’s Class Warfare Is Winning.”