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One Book Keynote with Danielle Allen – Evanston campus

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, Ryan family auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: One Book One Northwestern   847.467.2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2018-2019

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Allen will give a keynote on the Evanston campus. Book signing to follow.

Danielle Allen is a Professor of Government and the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of five books: The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), Our Declaration (2014), Education and Equality (2016), and Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.(2017)

A 2001 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Society of American Historians. Our Declaration was awarded the 2015 Francis Parkman Prize and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for nonfiction. She is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post. Professor Allen was educated at Princeton (AB, 1993), Cambridge (PhD, 1996) and Harvard (PhD, 2000).

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