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Plato’s Cunning: Philosophy as Political Strategy

General Programming

dateApril 21, 2009 timeTuesday, 6:15pm EDT location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
Owl in front of the White House at night

Danielle Allen, Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study and a recipient of the Macarthur "genius" Grant, will give the bi-annual Lionel Trilling Seminar. She will speak on "Plato's Cunning: Philosophy as Political Strategy." Columbia professors Nadia Urbinati and Katja Vogt will be discussants.

  • Danielle Allen Professor Institute for Advanced Study
  • Nadia Urbinati Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies Columbia University
  • Katja Vogt Professor Columbia University