Anthony Pagden Noon Lunch Talk and 4 PM Workshop
Professor Anthony Pagden (UCLA) will present a paper titled "That Peculiar Word 'Imperium': Defining Empire from Rome to Washington." (PDF below).
Professor Richard Price will provide comments.
There will also be a lunchtime workshop for faculty and graduate students 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. about Professor Pagden’s book The Enlightenment and Why It Still Matters in KEY2120 (the Merrill Room). To reserve lunch, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday December 6th from 5:15-6:15 pm in Ulrich Recital Hall, Professor Pagden will also be delivering the keynote address for the Encountering New Worlds in Early Modern Europe UMD Undergraduate Student Conference. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 6th, students will be delivering papers in 1100 Tawes. For information, please contact Ralph Bauer (email@example.com), Alejandro Cañeque (firstname.lastname@example.org ), or Andrea Frisch (email@example.com ). This event was organized with the support of the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, the Miller Center for Historical Studies, and the Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEM-UM).
Professor Pagden is Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History at UCLA. He is the author of more than a dozen books. His main concern is in the political theory of empire, in how the “West” sought to explain to itself how and why it had come to dominate so much of the world, and in the present consequences of the erosion of that domination. His most recent publications include Worlds and War. The 2,500 Year Struggle between East and West (Random House and Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Enlightenment-And Why It Still Matters (Random House and Oxford University Press, 2013).