Nov. 5, 2018: Clifford Orwin presents ‘Thucydides and Liberal Democracy’

by Michelle Saport  |   

Forrest A. Nabors and students and faculty in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage warmly invite you to join them for an upcoming event that is not to be missed, the second Chartwell Lecture of our 2018-19 series, in collaboration with the Union League of Anchorage, a nonprofit educational foundation:

Chartwell Lecture 'Thucydides and Liberal Democracy' by Clifford Orwin Monday, Nov. 5, 7:30-9 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Clifford Orwin is professor of political science, classics, and Jewish studies and a fellow of St. Michael's College and a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. He is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, and senior fellow of the Berlin Thucydides Center and an Einstein Fellow at the Topoi Excellence Cluster at the Free University of Berlin. He is affiliated with the Shalom Hartman Center in Jerusalem and the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal. Author of The Humanity of Thucydides (Princeton University Press, 1994), he has written dozens of chapters and articles on classical, modern, contemporary, and Jewish political thought. He contributes a monthly column on political and cultural issues to The Globe and Mail in Toronto. His major current projects are a book on the role of compassion in modern politics and thought and a volume of studies of the Book of Genesis. He has argued that professors should put teaching first and has won three major teaching awards at the university, including the inaugural J. J. Berry Smith Prize for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision (2013).

The Chartwell Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political Science, features lectures on a wide range of subjects in the humanities and liberal arts. Lectures are free and open to members of the general public.

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