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Political Science Department to host two lectures in Athenaeum

<litical Science Department is hosting two events featuring Dr. Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Science, Fellow of St. Michael’s College, and Director of the Program in Political Philosophy and International Affairs, University of Toronto.

“Nietzsche’s Ambiguous Critique of Compassion” colloquium for students and faculty Tuesday, April 21, Alumni Guest House meeting room
Talk at 5:00 p.m. followed by 6:00 pm dinner and discussion. (RSVP to tpeterso or x-4117.)

“On the Greatest Obstacle to Higher Education Today” Congdon Endowment lecture Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Gould Library Athenaeum

Dr. Orwin is author of The Humanity of Thucydides (Princeton, 1994) and co-editor (with Nathan Tarcov) of The Legacy of Rousseau (University of Chicago Press, 1997). He has published dozens of articles and chapters on a wide variety of topics in ancient and modern political thought as well as on current political issues such as humanitarianism and the role of religion in politics. He has also published as a journalist in a variety of newspapers and periodicals. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Hebrew. Current projects include articles on Herodotus, Montesquieu, Churchill, the Book of Esther and the Jewish Hellenist Flavius Josephus, and a book for the general public on the role of compassion in modern political life and thought. He is editing (also with Nathan Tarcov) the late Allan Bloom’s commentary on Rousseau’s Emile. A book on Herodotus looms just over the horizon, lifespan permitting.

Orwin received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and his B.A. from Cornell University. He has taught as a visitor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and Michigan State University, and has held briefer visitorships at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon. He has served on the Panel on Political Science at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, and is himself the recipient of three NEH Fellowships. Orwin is the recipient of a Faculty of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award and a St. Michael’s College Teacher of the Year Award.

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