"Has Liberalism Failed? An Exchange" A Political Economy Project Event

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"Has Liberalism Failed? An Exchange" A Political Economy Project Event

Panelists: Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame, and Aurelian Craiutu, University of Indiana Bloomington. Moderator: Prof. Henry Clark, Co-sponsor: Nelson A. Rockefeller Center

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Is liberalism – the combination of economic liberty, individual autonomy, and limited, representative government – in retreat? Patrick Deneen, author of the popular recent book Why Liberalism Failed (Yale, 2018), argues that it is. Aurelian Craiutu, the co-author of the recent article “The Many Deaths of Liberalism,” thinks we have heard this refrain before. What exactly is liberalism? Where if at all has it gone wrong? What alternatives might there be to a way of life that seemed to have prevailed in 1989? The two scholars will offer an informed exchange of views on these vital topics.

Patrick J. Dineen is the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Notre Dame. From 1997-2005 he was Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton University.  From 2005-2012 he was Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, before joining the faculty of Notre Dame in Fall 2012.  He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles and reviews and has delivered invited lectures around the country and several foreign nations.

Aurelian Craiutu is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, and Adjunct Professor in the American Studies Program. He is also affiliated with the Russian and East European Institute, the Institute for European Studies, the Ostrom Workshop, and the Lilly School of Philanthropic Studies. Prior to coming to Indiana, he taught at Duke University and the University of Northern Iowa. In 2010, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-II, Panthéon-Assas. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Virtue for Courageous Minds (Princeton 2012) and Faces of Moderation (Penn, 2016).

Henry Clark is senior lecturer and program director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College.


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Joanne Needham

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