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Social Theory Centre Annual Lecture


The Social Theory Centre Annual Lecture for 2014 will be given by Professor Danielle Allen

"Social Capital v. Democratic Knowledge: A Manifesto"

Thursday 19th June 2014, 5pm - 7pm


Danielle Allen is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), and Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Norton & Liveright Books, June 2014). In 2002 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine the classicist's careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist's sophisticated and informed engagement." She is currently working on books on citizenship in the digital age, and education and equality. Allen is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio affiliates to discuss issues of citizenship, as well as an occasional contributor on similar subjects to the Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, and The Nation.​

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