Saul to speak on end of globalization, March 24
Posted March 17, 2004; 04:29 p.m.
Canadian essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul will discuss "The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Saul is the author of several nonfiction works on political and economic thought. He was selected to deliver the Canadian Broadcasting Corp's 1995 Massey Lectures. The resulting book, "The Unconscious Civilization," won the Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Gordon Montador Award for the Best Canadian Nonfiction Book on social issues. It was the concluding book of a major philosophical trilogy, following "Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West" and "The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense." In 2001 he drew his conclusions about this trilogy with a new volume, "On Equilibrium: The Six Qualities of the New Humanism."
His novels include "The Birds of Prey" and "The Paradise Eater," which won the prestigious Italian Premio Letterario Internazionale. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
The lecture is sponsored the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Canadian Studies .
Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601