Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department of the University of Chicago. She is an associate in the Classics Department, the Divinity School, and the Political Science Department, a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and a board member of the Human Rights Program. Her recent publications include Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities(2010), Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011), The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (2012) and Philosophical Interventions: Book Reviews 1985-2011 (2012). She is currently writing Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice, which will be published by Harvard in 2013.
Thursday, April 11
Join us at 4 PM for a Welcome Reception hosted by the USC Dornsife Departments of Classics, Philosophy, Religion and Political Science
|February 22, 2012
Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator. As a young poet in the late 1960s, Giovanni gave voice to the passions of the black power movement. Over the past 40 years, her outspoken writing and lecturing have kept her boldly in the intersection of art and politics. One of the most widely read American poets, she prides herself on being a “Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English.” Her focus is on the individual, specifically the power one has to make a difference in oneself, and thus in the lives of others.
Over a distinguished career, Giovanni has received the NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Langston Hughes Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters. She has also received some 25 honorary degrees, and been named Woman of the Year by Mademoiselle, Ladies' Home Journal and Ebony. The prolific author’s recent books include The 100 Best African American Poems, Rosa and Bicycles: Love Poems. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
October 13, 2010
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April 16, 2010
Anthony Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman is the author of Education's End: Why our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life and teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility.