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Writer presents Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Michael Ignatieff, the London-based writer, historian, and broadcaster will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values on April 5 and 6 at 4:30 p.m., at Helm Auditorium (McCosh 50). On April 5, Ignatieff will speak on "Human Rights as Politics." The lecture on April 6 is entitled "Human Rights as Idolatry." Michael Ignatieff is the author of A Just Measure of Pain: Penitentiaries in the Industrial Revolution and The Needs of Strangers, an essay on the philosophy of human needs. He holds five honorary degrees and is currently serving as a member of the independent international commission on Kosovo. The lectures are presented under the auspices of the University Center for Human Values. Both lectures will be followed by remarks from other scholars and a reception at Prospect House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (609) 258-4798 or e-mail

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