We invite you to attend an upcoming public lecture in NUI Galway on ‘A Brief History of Liberty — and its Lessons’ by Professor Philip Pettit of Princeton University. Professor Pettit is one of the foremost contemporary philosophers and political theorists, renowned for his revival and development of republicanism within political philosophy and for his contribution to public debate on liberty, democracy, equality and social justice. This talk is part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative and will be attended by President Michael D. Higgins.
Date: Tuesday 17th June, 2014
Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
If you are interested in attending this free event please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/professor-philip-pettit-princeton-university-on-liberty-and-its-lessons-registration-9392440041 (it takes only a couple of seconds). The event is open to the public and all are welcome.
Speaker: Professor Philip Pettit, originally from Ballygar Co. Galway, is L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, where he teaches philosophy and political theory. Among his books are The Common Mind (1996), Republicanism (1997), The Economy of Esteem (2004), with G. Brennan; Made with Words (2008); A Political Philosophy in Public Life, with JL Marti (2010); and Group Agency(2011) with C. List. Professor Pettit is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as of academies in his two countries of citizenship: Ireland and Australia. His most recent book On the People’s Terms (2012) is published by Cambridge University Press. It is based on the 2009 Albertus Magnus Lectures in Cologne, and the 2010 Seeley lectures in Cambridge. Also forthcoming is a book with W.W.Norton for a general audience, entitled Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World. He is giving the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Berkeley in 2014-15.
Topic: Professor Pettit will give a public lecture on ‘A Brief History of Liberty — and its Lessons’. The talk is part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative and is organised by the Power, Conflict & Ideologies Research Cluster of the School of Political Science & Sociology in association with the Whitaker Institute.
We look forward to seeing you there
Niall O Dochartaigh
School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway