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University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Honesty and Optimism – A Talk on Slavery and Racism

April 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Underground Railroad, Charles T. Webber

On April 27, 2022, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’s Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host JMC fellow Adam Seagrave for an in-person/virtual lecture on slavery and racism:

Professor Adam Seagrave of Arizona State University will give a talk combining a strong statement on the evils of slavery and racism in general, and American slavery and racism in particular, with an exploration of the resources in American political thought and history for making progress on these issues.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 • 4:00 PM PDT
Carol C. Harter Classroom Building Complex – Building A, Room 108
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Free and open to the public.
Also available online. Email Professor Fott (david.fott@unlv.edu) for the link.

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Adam SeagraveAdam Seagrave is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership, at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the central ideas of the American political tradition, both in the American context itself as well as its antecedents in the history of political thought. His first book, The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. He has also published Liberty and Equality: The American Conversation (University Press of Kansas, 2015) and The Accessible Federalist (Hackett Publishing Co., 2017). In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Seagrave is co-founder and co-director of the Race and the American Story project, and serves as Senior Fellow for Education with the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR).

Professor Seagrave is a JMC fellow.

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The Great Works Academic Certificate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides students with an opportunity to take part in a conversation with some of the best thinkers of all time. The study of great works in philosophy, politics, literature, sciences, religion, and the fine arts encourages critical thinking. Such study confronts what it means to be human and thus immeasurably enhances a person’s daily life. The program also gives students who want to pursue graduate education early experience in grappling with original works of theory and literature such as they will inevitably encounter in graduate school.

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