Political Proteus: Nationalism’s Entangled Histories
The Pierre du Bois Annual Conference, organised by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation and with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, will take place at Maison de la paix.
Michael Goebel, Professor of International History and Politics and Pierre du Bois Chair Europe and the World, is organising the Conference.
A keynote lecture titled “Being in Time: The Experience of Nationhood” will be given by Bernard Yack, the ‘Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy’ at Brandeis University.
The background note can be found here and the biographies of participants here.
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THURSDAY 26 AUGUST 2021
The keynote lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference, which is organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation and with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Bernard Yack is the Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy at Brandeis University. He is a political theorist who has published widely on both contemporary issues and major figures in the history of political thought. He is best known for his most recent book on nationalism, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community (2012), as well as his earlier book on modern radicalism, The Longing for Total Revolution (1986), and his book on Aristotelian political thought, The Problems of a Political Animal (1993). He is currently working on a book about moral pluralism tentatively titled, “The Faces of Moral Pluralism: Five Portraits from World Literature.”
FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2021
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Download the programme in PDF