Democracy is topic, April 26-27 and May 3-4
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:24 p.m.
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin will deliver four lectures around the theme, "Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New American Political Debate," Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April 26-27 and May 3-4, on campus.
The talks, part of the Scribner Lecture Series, are sponsored by the University and by Princeton University Press. All will begin at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.
Dworkin, the Sommer Professor of Law at New York University, is expected to identify foundational principles that most Americans -- liberal and conservative -- share. He will defend a liberal interpretation of these principles and challenge conservatives to construct and defend their own competing interpretation.
The dates and lecture topics will be:
• April 26, "Common Ground: The Ethics of Human Rights."
• April 27, "Religion: Private Conviction or Public Faith?"
• May 3, "Taxes: The Limits of Legitimacy."
• May 4, "Democracy: What Is It, and Is It Possible Here?"