News & Events
March 9, 2011
What might the ancient Greek philosophers have to say about contemporary politics? In a lecture entitled “Socrates in the Streets,” award-winning professor and author J. Peter Euben will discuss the Ancient Greek influences on civic engagement at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4 in Karpen Hall’s Laurel Forum on the UNC Asheville campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Euben is a research professor of political science and classical studies and the Kenan Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including "Corrupting Youth: Political Education and Democratic Culture" (Princeton University Press, 1997) and "Platonic Noise: Essays on the Modernity of Classical Political Thought" (Princeton University Press, 2001). In addition to winning five teaching awards, Euben has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research council, the National Humanities Foundation, and was a Laurance Rockefeller Fellow at the Princeton Center for the Study of Human Values.
"Socrates in the Streets" is part of UNC Asheville's Mills Distinguished Lecture series, and is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Classics and Political Science Departments, and many other campus groups. For more information, contact the Classics Department at 828.251.6466.