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Ethicist Martha Nussbaum Delivers Inaugural Kristeller Lecture, April 2

Martha Nussbaum

Ethicist Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School, will deliver the inaugural "Kristeller Occasional Lecture in Western Cultural History Before 1800," entitled "Compassion and Terror," on April 2 at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America; (1161 Amsterdam Avenue, between 116th and 118th Streets) at 8:00 p.m. The lecture is open to the public. Seating is limited.

The lecture is the first of a series made possible by a bequest from the late Professor Kristeller to the Columbia University Libraries.

Nussbaum, who holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard and has been awarded 18 honorary degrees, was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University from 1986 to 1993. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities and is author of a number of articles and books, including the award-winning Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education and Sex and Social Justice.

Paul Oskar Kristeller (1905-99), Woodbridge Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, was the world's leading historian of Renaissance philosophy. Proceeds from the Paul Oskar Kristeller Endowment were designated by the donor for the acquisition of Western books and manuscripts for the Libraries and for the support of occasional lectures, panels, and scholarly programs.

Published: Apr 02, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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