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Dr. Alan C. Kors

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History

University of Pennsylvania


Wednesday, April 5th

Ingle Auditorium (SAU)

7:00 p.m.

“No Freedom of Speech, No Higher Education”

Alan Charles Kors is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on early-modern French intellectual history, and he was editor-in-chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Oxford University Press). In June 2016, he published two works with the Cambridge University Press:  Naturalism and Unbelief in France, 1650-1729 and Epicureans and Atheists in France, 1650-1729. He has won prizes for his college teaching and for the defense of academic freedom. He served six years, confirmed by the US Senate, on the National Council for the Humanities of the National Endowment of the Humanities. In 2005, he received the National Humanities Medal, and, in 2008, the Bradley Prize. He has taught seminars at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes of the University of Paris and at The Folger Library in Washington, DC.  In addition to speaking widely in the US on academic freedom, he gave the TB Davie Lecture on Academic Freedom at the University of Cape Town. He was the co-author of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses and the co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ingle Auditorium
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