Constitutional Studies: “The Crisis of Modernity”
The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Carlo Lancellotti, professor of mathematics at City University of New York, to speak on the crisis of modernity. Professor Lancellotti will draw from a recent project in which he translated a collection of essays by Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce into English. The collection was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press with the title “The Crisis of Modernity.” A recent essay in Commonweal written by Lancellotti on this topic may be found here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • 3:30 PM
Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, Room 1030 • University of Notre Dame
Free and open to the public
Carlo Lancellotti received his first degree in physics from the University of Milan in 1990. He then completed a MS in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Virginia. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the College of Staten Island and a member of the graduate faculty in Physics at the City University of New York. Professor Lancellotti’s field of scholarship is mathematical physics, with a special emphasis on the kinetic theory of plasmas and gravitating systems. Recently, he has also endeavored to translate into English a collection of essays by Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce, which was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press with the title “The Crisis of Modernity.”
The Constitutional Studies Program at Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, is a minor that seeks to educate students on constitutional governments and how they may be used to secure the common good. Thoughtful and educated citizens must possess certain virtues; they must understand and be able to implement, defend, and, if need be, reform constitutional institutions. By creating informed citizens, the program contributes to the University’s mission to pursue truth and to nurture a concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
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