On November 20 at 4:00 in Gross Hall 230E, Nancy Rosenblum will be joining us to talk about her latest book, Good Neighbors: the Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton, 2016). Nancy Rosenblum is the Harvard University Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita. She is the author of numerous books, including On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (Princeton, 2008), and Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton, 1998).
We are excited to announce that Charles Mills will be talking about “Racial Justice” on November 16 at 4:00 in Gross Hall 330. Charles Mills is Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. He is the author of the seminal book, The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997). Most recently, he has published Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Christopher Lebron will be giving a talk titled: “Without the Loving Strains of Commitment.” Christopher Lebron is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of The Color of our Shame: Race and Justice in our Time (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea (Oxford University Press, 2017). Professor Lebron’s talk will be in Gross Hall 330 at 4:00.
Join us at 7:30 in the sanctuary of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life for Kay Hymowitz’s lecture on urban renewal. Hymowitz is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of numerous books, including Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys (Basic Books, 2011) and Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age (Ivan Dee, 2007). Her talk will be based on her most recent book, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).
In addition to speaking at the Political Theory Workshop, Professor Zumbrunnen will be giving our 2017 Constitution Day Lecture: ‘If You Can Keep It:’ Benjamin Franklin and Constitutional Legitimacy.” The lecture will be from 6:30-7:30 in the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Sanctuary.
Join us at 4:00 on September 14 for the first Political Theory Workshop of the 2017-2018 school-year. John Zumbrunnen will be giving a talk titled: “‘Balanc’d Between Principle and Inclination:’ Benjamin Franklin and David Hume.” In addition to being a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Zumbrunnen is also the director of the American Democracy Forum. He is the author of Silence and Democracy: Athenian Politics in Thucydides’ History (Penn State, 2008) and Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship (University of Rochester Press, 2012). Professor Zumbrunnen’s talk will be in 230E Gross Hall.
The 2016-2017 Political Theory Workshop will wrap up this Thursday with Russel Muirhead’s paper, “The Epistemic Basis for Political Opposition.” Russel Muirhead is the Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics and Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age (Harvard University Press, 2014), and Just Work (Harvard University Press, 2004). Come join us at 4:00 in Gross Hall 270!
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Nancy Rosenblum is the Harvard University Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita. She is the author of numerous books, including Another Liberalism: Romanticism and the Reconstruction of Liberal Thought (Harvard, 1987), Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton, 2000), and On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (Princeton, 2008). Join us at 4:00 in 270 Gross Hall for a discussion of Professor Rosenblum’s most recent book, Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton, 2016).
Join us from 4:00-5:30 in Gross Hall to hear Professor Charles Hill present his paper: ” Modern Diplomacy’s Major Mistake.” Professor Hill is the Brady-Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He is the author of Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft and World Order (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).