Georgetown: Cover Ups, Accountability, and the Complicity Problem

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Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding: “How Could They Let This Happen?: Cover Ups, Accountability, and the Complicity Problem”


The Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding at Georgetown University will be hosting Ruth Grant to speak on government accountability and corruption.

Monday, November 18, 2019 • 6:00 PM
McShain Large Lounge, Reynolds Hall • Georgetown University

Free and open to the public

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Ruth Grant is a Professor Emerita of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy at Due University. She specializes in political theory with a particular interest in early modern philosophy and political ethics. She is the author of John Locke’s Liberalism and of Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics. Her most recent book is Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives. She is also the editor of two collections of essays; Naming Evil, Judging Evil and In Search of Goodness. Her work originally focused on the historical study of liberal thought and has moved increasingly toward contemporary ethics.

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The Tocqueville Forum for Political Understanding at Georgetown University aims to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual, artistic, and cultural traditions that form the basis of the American federal democratic republic. Oriented by the Great Books, the Tocqueville Forum’s programs are intended to assist all undergraduates at Georgetown University to think through meaning of the American political experiment, its place within the larger panorama of Western thought and history, and to engage with the Great Books of other civilizational traditions, in order to nurture mutual understanding. Its goal is at once intellectual and civic: to prepare students to become thoughtful citizens, aware of both the novel and perennial challenges they will face.

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