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University of Houston: Phronēsis Honors Program Lecture Series

March 3, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

On March 3, 2023, the University of Houston’s Phronēsis: Honors Minor and Program in Politics & Ethics will host Dr. Paul Carrese to give a lecture as part of the series.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 3, 2023 • 1:00 PM CT
University of Houston

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Paul CarresePaul Carrese is the founding director of the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. For nearly two decades he was a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and co-founded a new honors program blending liberal arts education and leadership education. He is author of The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism, and co-editor of three other books – on George Washington, constitutionalism, and American grand strategy. His most recent book is Democracy in Moderation: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Sustainable Liberalism. He has held fellowships at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar; Harvard University; the University of Delhi (as a Fulbright fellow); and the James Madison Program, Politics Department, Princeton University.  He served on the founding advisory board of the Program on Public Discourse at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and co-led a national study funded by the NEH and US Department of Education, Educating for American Democracy, on improving American history and civics education in K-12 schools with partners from Harvard and Tufts Universities and iCivics (released in 2021). He is a non-resident fellow of the Civitas Institute at University of Texas at Austin.

Paul Carrese is a JMC faculty partner.

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Phronêsis is an Honors program in politics and ethics that aims to cultivate practical intelligence. Students in this program develop their capacities to engage difficult moral and political issues confronting our world today.

Building on the Honors College’s signature course, The Human Situation, the curriculum of Phronêsis introduces students to major works in ethics, political theory and classical literature. In their courses, students discuss fundamental questions and problems of political and moral concern from a wide range of perspectives. Students who choose the Phronêsis minor become active in a program with a strong community fostered by interdisciplinary faculty in political science, philosophy, and classical studies.

Phronêsis expands the career options of all the students in the program, who go on to pursue graduate study, congressional positions, human rights work, the study of constitutional and international law and much more.

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March 3, 2023
1:00 pm
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