The Program on Constitutional Government: “Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education”
The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University, a JMC partner program, will be holding a lunch discussion with Jonathan Marks of his recent book, Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education.
Friday, April 23, 2021 • 12:30 PM EDT
A virtual event through Zoom
Jonathan Marks is a Professor of Politics and the Chair of Politics and International Relations at Ursinus College. He teaches political philosophy and has published on modern and contemporary political philosophy in journals like the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of American Political Science, and the Review of Politics. Besides Let’s Be Reasonable, he is the author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean Jacques Rousseau. He co-edited and contributed to Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought. Professor Marks also has written on higher education for InsideHigherEd, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a constributor to the Commentary Magazine blog.
Professor Marks is a JMC fellow.
The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University was founded in 1985 by Harvey Mansfield and William Kristol, and has been guided since then by Mansfield and R. Shep Melnick of Boston College. The Program promotes the study of the U.S. Constitution and its principles, combining the fields of political theory and American government. It brings visiting professors to Harvard, invites guest speakers, and supports postdoctoral fellowships. The Program also seeks to improve the access of Harvard students to political debate by ensuring that the principle of diversity is not confined to favored classes of Americans, but extended to political opinion, since it is the interest of all that both sides be heard.
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