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Nancy L. Rosenblum to Give Storrs Lectures, April 17 and 18

The 2005 - 2006 Storrs Lectures

On the Side of Angels

Nancy L. Rosenblum, Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor
of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University


On April 17 and 18, Harvard Professor Nancy L. Rosenblum will deliver the 2005-2006 Storrs Lectures at Yale Law School.

The two lectures, both at 4:30 pm in room 127, have the overall title of "On the Side of Angels" with the sub-title for the first lecture, "Glorious Traditions of Anti-Partyism and Moments of Appreciation," and for the second one, "Partisanship and Independence: The Moral Distinctiveness of 'Party ID.'"

The Storrs Lectures, one of Yale Law School's oldest and most prestigious lecture programs, were established in 1889. These annual lecture are given by a prominent scholar within the broad topic of fundamental problems with law and jurisprudence.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Nancy L. Rosenblum joined the Harvard Government Department in 2001 and became Chair of the Department in 2004. She is Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government. She was previously Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and Professor of Political Science at Brown University.

Professor Rosenblum's fields of study are the history of modern political thought and contemporary political theory. She is the author of Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton University Press, 1998), which was awarded the David Easton Prize by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the APSA in 2002.

She is author of several other books and the editor of Thoreau: Political Writings, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Among her edited volumes are Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (Princeton University Press, 2000); with Robert Post, Civil Society and Government (Princeton University Press, 2001); with Martha Minow, Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law, and Repair, (Princeton University Press, 2002).

She is associate editor of Annual Review of Political Science. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Rosenblum received her B.A. (with high honors) from Radcliffe in 1969 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973.