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  1. Jürgen Habermas, Professor Emeritus, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main to deliver public lecture on the Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment The lecture is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and cosponsored by the European Union Program; the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the University Center for Human Values. Learn more »
  2. President Eisgruber selects Susan Wolf's "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" for the Class of 2018 as its Pre-Read Book. Published by the Princeton University Press, "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" is the culmination of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered by Susan Wolf in 2007. Learn more »
  3. Former VPL student, Mark Ho, receives graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Mark Ho, '11, is a graduate student in Brown University's cognitive, linguistic & psychological sciences department. Learn more »
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Upcoming Events

  1. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times Joseph Chan, Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong Corwin 127, 4:30pm - 6:00pm UCHV Seminars and Workshops

    Professor Joseph Chan was educated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (BSocSc), the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc), and the University of Oxford (DPhil). He teaches political theory and researches in the areas of Confucian political philosophy, contemporary liberalism and perfectionism, human rights, and civil society. His articles have appeared in various journals, including China Quarterly, Ethics, History of Political Thought, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of Democracy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Philosophy East and West. He serves on the editorial boards of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, and Representation. Joseph was a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University in 1999-2000, head of the department of Politics and Public Administration from 2002-2004 and 2011-2013, and founding director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance, Faculty of Social Sciences from 2003-2009.

  2. Thursday, April 17, 2014 Linguistic Justice: the Big Trade Off and other Tricky Matters Philippe Van Parijs, University of Louvain, Belgium 216 Aaron Burr Hall , 4:30pm - 6:00 pm Co-Sponsored Seminars and Workshops Learn more »
  3. Thursday, April 24, 2014 Desert, Blame, and Punishment T. M. Scanlon, Harvard University Aaron Burr 219, 4:30pm - 6:00pm James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures
  4. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Workshop on Epistemic Democracy TBD, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm History of Political Thought Project Registration required
  5. Thursday, May 1, 2014 The Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment Juergen Habermas, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt McCosh 50, 4:30 pm General Public Lectures Co-sponsored by: Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society; European Union Program; the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
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