September 17 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
This event is open to the public.
Dr. Melvin Rogers will deliver this year's Constitution Day lecture. Professor Rogers is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University. He is the author of The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy (Columbia UP, 2008) and co-editor of African American Political Thought: A Collected History (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). Professor Rogers' is currently working on a second book project entitled The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought. This book project is devoted to figures within American and African-American political thought, combining close readings of figures and historical contextualization to think through the themes of democratic responsiveness, redemption, and faith amid racial injustice. His articles have appeared in major academic journals as well as popular venues such as Dissent,The Atlantic, and Boston Review. Professor Rogers serves as the co-editor of the New Histories of Philosophy series at Oxford University Press.
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