The State of Democracy Lecture Series Presents Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain
Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, Divinity School, The University of Chicago

September 30, 2011  – 4:00 pm Maxwell Auditorium

Regularly named as one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, Divinity School, The University of Chicago, with appointments in Political Science and the Committee on  International Relations. She is also holder of Georgetown University’s Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom.

Elshtain’s books include Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought; Meditations on Modern Political Thought; Women and War; Democracy on Trial (a New York Times ‘notable book’ for 1995); and Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World (named one of the best non-fiction books of 2003 by Publishers Weekly)

In addition, Professor Elshtain writes frequently for journals of civic opinion and lectures widely in the United States and abroad on themes of democracy, ethical dilemmas, religion and politics, and international relations.

Respondents:

Rochelle Gurstein, Independent Scholar
Peter Levine, Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, and Research Director at Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service,  Tufts University
Wilfred M. McClay, SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in
Humanities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

*Parking will be available in Irving Garage for a small fee.  Tell garage attendants you are attending this event.

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