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University of Houston: Phronēsis Honors Program Lecture Series
March 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
On March 3, 2023, the University of Houston’s Phronēsis: Honors Minor and Program in Politics & Ethics will host Dr. Clifford Orwin to give a lecture as part of its Grand Challenges Forum series.
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, March 24, 2023 • 1:00 PM CT
Cemo Hall, 100D • University of Houston
Clifford Orwin is Professor of Political Science, Classics, and Jewish Studies and a Fellow of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. He is also Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, and Senior Fellow of the Bochum Thucydides Center.. He is the author of The Humanity of Thucydides (Princeton University Press, 1994; 4th Ed. 2011, Mandarin translation 2015), and has contributed to many other books as well as publishing many articles on classical, modern, contemporary, and Jewish political thought. He has argued that professors should put teaching first and has won three major teaching awards at the University, including the inaugural J.J. Berry Smith Prize for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision (2013).
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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