Steven B. Smith (Yale University): “How To Read Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address”
Announcing the first in the Institute for Philosophy and Religion’s 2011-12 Lecture Series, “Politics, Religion, and Theology.” The series begins with Steven B. Smith, Department of Political Science, Yale University, presenting “How to Read Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.” Professor Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research has focused on the history of political philosophy with special attention to the problem of the ancients and moderns, Jewish philosophy, and theories of constitutional democracy. He is currently working on a book dealing with the statecraft and political thought of Abraham Lincoln. This event has been co-sponsored by Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and supported in part by the kind contribution of the Boston University Center for the Humanities.