Democracy Studies Speaker Series
"Anti-politics: The Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory Today"
Monday, May 7, 2012
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
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Nancy Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government. Her field of research is political theory, both historical and contemporary political thought.
She is the author of On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (Princeton University Press, 2008), which received the Walter Channing Cabot Fellow Award from Harvard in 2010 for scholarly eminence, and Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton University Press, 1998), which was awarded the APSA David Easton Prize in 2000. Her recent edited works include Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair with Martha Minow (Princeton University Press, 2002), Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (Princeton University Press, 2000), and Civil Society and Government, co-edited with Robert Post (Princeton University Press, 2002). She is editor of Thoreau: Political Writings, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
In addition to government courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Rosenblum offers a course on "legalism" in the moral reasoning core curriculum. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, vice-president of the American Political Science Association, and associate editor, Annual Review of Political Science. She also served as chair of the Department of Government from 2004 to 2011. Her current book project is "Good Neighbor Nation," a study of the moral and political implications of the American ideal of "good neighbor." In 2012-13 Rosenblum will be a fellow at the Strauss Institute at New York University Law School.
Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government