Thursday, February 15, 2018
POIR students are invited to a lunch with Professor Michael Walzer before he presents the 16th Annual Law and Humanities Distinguished Lecture.
Professor Walzer is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study and author of numerous important books and articles, including Just and Unjust Wars, The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics, Spheres of Justice, and The Paradox of Liberation. In addition to his many solo-authored works, Professor Walzer presided over the assembly of The Jewish Political Tradition, a multi-volume collaborative project that brought to light the tradition of Jewish political thought. Along with his academic pursuits, Professor Walzer has been a longtime contributor to magazines and journals such as The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Harpers and Dissent magazine, where he served for many years as a co-editor. In 2008, Professor Walzer was awarded the prestigious "Spinozalens," a biennial prize given to internationally renowned thinkers who concern themselves with ethics and society. Professor Walzer's work on theories of justice, communitarianism, and theories of just and unjust war have had a profound influence on scholars across many fields.