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Clifford Orwin to Lecture on Genesis 18-19 May 7

Story posted April 23, 2012


Clifford Orwin will give the talk "Will Not the Judge of All the World Do Justly? Abraham's Intervention with God on Behalf of the Righteous Remnant of Sodom (Genesis 18-19)" at 5 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. The talk is open to the public free of charge.

Orwin is a professor of political science, classics, and Jewish studies and director of the Program in Political Philosophy and International Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is also the founding co-director of the Tikvah Project Graduate Summer Program in Jewish Thought at Princeton University

He is the author of The Humanity of Thucydides, co-editor and co-author of The Legacy of Rousseau and the author of dozens of articles on classical, modern, contemporary, and Jewish political thought.

He is presently completing a book for the general reader on the role of compassion in modern politics, and his next project is a new translation of Thucydides' History for Yale University Press, in collaboration with Ryan K. Balot.

Orwin earned his B.A. in history at Cornell and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at Harvard. He has taught as a visitor at Harvard and Chicago as well as in Jerusalem, Paris, and Lisbon.

Orwin's lecture is sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies with support from the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund. Light refreshments will be served.

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