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Why We Need a Global History of Political Thought

General Programming

dateNovember 16, 2007 timeFriday, 6:05pm EST location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Luce Foundation
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
Headshots of Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong, John Rawls, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, and Karl Marx

ohn Dunn, along with Quentin Skinner and John Pocock, founded what is known as the 'Cambridge School,' a method of historical study in political theory that has had an influence the world over. He will be speaking on the importance of globalizing the history of political thought, and three theorists of political theory, all from South Asia, will be raising a discussion for him.

Featuring John Dunn with Sudipta Kaviraj, Sunil Khilnani & Uday Mehta

  • John Dunn Emeritus Professor of Political Theory King's College Cambridge
  • Sudipta Kaviraj Professor, Indian Politics and Intellectual History Columbia University
  • Sunil Khilnani Avantha Professor and Director, King's India Institute King's College London
  • Uday Singh Mehta Distinguished Professor of Political Science The City University of New York