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London to speak on freedom, Feb. 11

Herbert London, the John Olin Professor of the Humanities at New York University will discuss "Freedom: Past and Present" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in 104 Computer Science Building. A reception will follow.

London is a renowned scholar and social critic whose writings have appeared in many major newspapers. His talk will deal with the evolution of freedom as a concept from the 1950s to the present. He says it will be "part autobiographical, part philosophical and part practical."

London also is president of the Hudson Institute , a public policy research organization that forecasts trends and develops solutions for governments, businesses and the public. His research interests include cultural affairs, higher education, urban policy and social theory. He is the author of several books, including "Decade of Denial: A Snapshot of America in the 1990s," "Myths that Rule America" (with Al Weeks), "Military Doctrine and the American Character" and "Armageddon in the Classroom."

His talk is part of the Alpheus Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought sponsored by the James Madison Program . This year's lecture series is made possible by John Hansel, class of 1946.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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