Deirdre McCloskey: Liberalism in the 21st Century

Who: Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She was also a visiting Professor of Philosophy for 5 years at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

What: How can we think of liberalism in the 21st century? What kind of transformations has the idea of liberalism faced over the course of history, and to what extent are these applicable to our current political and economic realities? With Professor McCloskey we aim to delve into what produces ‘bourgeois virtues’, and understand how her religious beliefs can fit into the mould of liberal values. The discussion will center on issues that are paramount to the disciplines of philosophy, governance, politics, morality and economic history.

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 13:00 -14:00.

Where: Room for Discussion Podium. Roeterseiland E-Hall.

This interview will be conducted in partnership with Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum and Yale University Press.

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