Jacksonville State University: Montezuma’s Relativism and Montesquieu’s Critique of International Law

Tocqueville Lecture Series: “In Defense of Montezuma’s Relativism: Montesquieu’s Critique of International Law”


The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a new JMC partner program, will be holding a virtual presentation and Q&A with faculty partner Andrea Radasanu on Montesquieu’s thought regarding international law. This work highlights how equality and liberty extend beyond the America itself and how America can be part of international law.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 5:30 PM CST
A virtual event

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Andrea RadasanuAndrea Radasanu is an Associate Professor in Political Science at Northern Illinois University. She specializes in political philosophy and has published several articles and chapters on the foundations of liberalism in the eighteenth century, with a focus on Montesquieu’s thought. Professor Radasanu has also edited a volume, The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought (Lexington 2010), which deals with the controversial relationship between women and piety. She is currently working on a monograph developing the international relations theory of Montesquieu and those he influenced including Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville and the American founders.

Professor Radasanu is a JMC faculty partner.

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The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University invites scholars, professionals, and civic leaders to present on the ideas of liberty and equality, as they relate to other concepts important in the founding and continuation of American government.

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