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Panel compares liberals and libertarians

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Liberals and Libertarians: Common Ground or Separate Agendas?" is the title of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panel will include:

  • Eric Alterman, an English professor at Brooklyn College and columnist for the liberal magazine The Nation;
  • Jacob Levy, a 1999 Princeton graduate alumnus and the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University, whose research interests include multiculturalism, nationalism and liberalism;
  • Brink Lindsey, a 1984 Princeton graduate and vice president for research at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank;
  • Stephen Macedo, Princeton's Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and director of the University Center for Human Values, whose work focuses on political theory, ethics, American constitutionalism and public policy;
  • Douglas Massey, Princeton's Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, who studies international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty and Latin America;
  • Paul Starr, Princeton's Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs and the co-editor of the liberal magazine The American Prospect; and
  • Will Wilkinson, a research fellow at the Cato Institute and managing editor of the online forum "Cato Unbound."

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Cato Institute.

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