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Electoral process is topic for Oct. 10

A lecture titled "Election Time: The Political Metaphysics of the Electoral Process" is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10. Harvard University's Dennis Thompson will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Thompson is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy, director of the Center for Ethics and the Professions and associate provost at Harvard. He holds faculty appointments in the government department and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

His books include "Democracy and Disagreement" (jointly written with Princeton Provost Amy Gutmann); "Political Ethics and Public Office"; and "Ethics in Congress: From Individual to Institutional Corruption." He is co-editor of Ethics and Politics.

A reception in Robertson Hall will follow the lecture. It is being sponsored by the James Moffett '29 Lectures in Ethics, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. For more information, contact the Center for Human Values at 609-258-4798.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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