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The Core Curriculum

Freedom, Violence and the Ruling of Others

Course-wide Lecture, Spring 2007

by Uday Mehta, the Clarence Francis Professor in the Social Sciences at Amherst College

On Wednesday April 11, 2007, Uday Mehta delivered the Spring 2007 Contemporary Civilization Course-wide Lecture in Lerner Hall at 6:00 PM, entitled “Freedom, Violence and the Ruling of Others.”.

Professor Mehta, Clarence Francis Professor in the Social Sciences at Amherst College received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Political Philosophy. He has taught at various universities including Princeton, Cornell, MIT and the University of Chicago. He is the author of two books: The Anxiety of Freedom and Liberalism and Empire. His latter book was awarded the J. David Greenstone Prize for the best book in History and Theory by the American Political Science Association. He is also a recipient of a Scholar's Award from the Carnegie Foundation. Currently Professor Mehta is working on two books: How Countries Relate to Their Past and Reflections on War and Violence.

The Contemporary Civilization Course-wide Lecture series was established in 1999. Two lectures are given each year; one in the fall and one in the spring. The lectures are sponsored by the Dean of the College and are free and open to the community.