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Millennial Classics Lecture Series: Norma Thompson

Dr. Norma Thompson will give a lecture to students entitled, "Can You Learn More From a Person or From a Book?"
When Oct 17, 2016
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
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Contact Phone 225-578-3005
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Cosponsored by the Eric Voegelin Institute and the Ogden Honors College, the lecture series on "Millennial Classics" features Dr. Norma Thompson, a Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and Associate Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. She is the author of several books, including Herodotus and the Origins of the Political Community: Arion's Leap; The Ship of State: Politics and Statecraft from Ancient Greece to Democratic America; and Unreasonable Doubt: Circumstantial Evidence and an Ordinary Murder in New Haven.

The “Millennial Classics” lecture series this year aims to explore the challenges and the benefits of introducing a new generation of readers to classical texts and to the truly radical experience of encountering great minds by reading their works and learning how to enter a dialogue with them. Also lecturing in the series this year will be Anthony Grafton of Princeton University, on January 30, 2017, and Michael Pakaluk of Catholic University, on March 31, 2017.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.