Jackson Institute for Global Affairs: “The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
Horchow Hall, GM Room See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs presents a panel discussion: 

Professor Helena Rosenblatt, Professor of History, Graduate Center, City University of New York:  “The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century.”

Published in 2018, the book challenges our most basic assumptions about a political creed that has become a rallying cry—and a term of derision—in today’s increasingly divided public square. Taking readers from ancient Rome to today, Rosenblatt traces the evolution of the words “liberal” and “liberalism,” revealing the heated debates that have taken place over their meaning.

Other panelists include:
•    Michael Brenes, Senior Archivist for American Diplomacy, Yale
•    Bryan Garsten, Professor of Political Science, Yale
•    Samuel Moyn, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale
•    Giulia Oskian, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale
•    Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Lecturer in Global Affairs, Yale

Rosenblatt is Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Rousseau and Geneva from the First Discourse to the Social Contract (Cambridge University Press,1997), Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2008), A Lost History of Liberalism from Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2018). She is also the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Constant (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and co-editor (with Raf Geenens) of French Liberalism from Montesquieu to the Present Day (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and (with Paul Schweigert) of Thinking with Rousseau: From Machiavelli to Schmitt (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Open to: 
General Public