Perennial Issues, Classical Texts, and Enduring Questions: A Conversation with Professor Alan Levine and Professor Darren Staloff—May 22

New York, NY – (May 21, 2013).  Professors Alan Levine and Darren Staloff will lead a discussion of the challenges, rewards and pitfalls of grappling with some of the great works of philosophy, literature, political speculation and social theory.

How does one interpret a text?  What must one bring to its examination?  What is required for fruitful discussion and prose exposition?  These and other questions will be examined from a multi-disciplinary and multi-perspectival context.

This talk replaced W.B. Allen’s “To Preserve, Protect, and Defend: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150.”

Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 PM. Dinner will be served.

Contact Nicole Da Silva, Project Coordinator of the Hertog Scholars Program, at for more information.


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