Congratulations to Professor Helena Rosenblatt – a NYT book review, and upcoming conference

Please join us in congratulating Professor Helena Rosenblatt! Her new book, The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-first Century, has been called “enlightening” in this Sunday’s New York Times book review.

Interested in changing ideas about liberalism? Please consider attending “The Many Faces of Liberalism” conference, convened by Professors Rosenblatt and James Miller of the New School.

At a time when liberal democracy seems on the precipice of an existential crisis, this conference will examine many of its internal tensions and contradictions. Since its origins, liberalism has been an ideology centrally concerned with protecting individual rights, whether it is against incursions from oppressive governments or radicalized masses. But liberals have also disagreed among themselves about how to translate this core commitment to individual rights into practice: which rights—and whose rights—should be protected and how? Do some rights take precedence over others? And what is the relationship between these rights and democracy? What makes a democracy liberal? At this day long conference, a distinguished group of scholars, journalists and public servants will engage in a wide-ranging exploration of these and other related questions.

October 2nd, panels from 10 am – 8 pm. For registration links and the most up-to-date information, please go to 

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