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Allen to present Moffett Lecture, Dec. 12

Danielle Allen will deliver a lecture on "Talking to Strangers: On Rhetoric, Distrust and Citizenship" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The lecture, which will be followed by a reception, is sponsored by the James Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics and the Department of Classics .

Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, Department of Politics and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where she has been since 1997. A 1993 Princeton graduate in classics, she is a 2001 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Allen earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. She is the author of "The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens" and the forthcoming "Talking to Strangers: On Rhetoric, Distrust and Other Democratic Difficulties."

For more information, visit the University Center for Human Values online or call (609) 258-4798.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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