Hear Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of America's foremost public intellectuals, as she revisits one of her most famous publications, Democracy on Trial (1995). In addition to her many award-winning books, Professor Elshtain writes frequently for journals of civic opinion and lectures widely on themes of democracy, ethical dilemmas, religion and politics, and international relations. She delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 2006, joining such previous Gifford Lecturers as William James, Hannah Arendt, Karl Barth, and Reinhold Niebuhr. In 2011, she was honoured with the Democracy Service Award, previously given to the Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, and Vaclav Havel, among others. Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at The University of Chicago.
For online resources and discussion related to the 2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture, view miltonkwonglecture.ca.
Thu, Jun 13, 7-9pm; Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. FREE (tickets available at the door starting at 5pm on Jun 13). Register online or call 604.822.1444 to reserve a seat..