Democracy, religion topic of Oct. 28 Thompson lecture

Oct 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 16, 2008

Internationally known law professor Ronald Dworkin will give the next E.N. Thompson Forum lecture at UNL at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.

His speech, “Democracy and Religion: America and Israel,” is the Kripke Lecture, presented in collaboration with the UNL Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies.  The lecture, which will take place at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, is free and open to the public; tickets are recommended.  Free tickets are available at the Lied Center box office or by mail; an order form can be downloaded at

Dubbed “Mr. Justice” by the Times of London, Dworkin’s pioneering scholarly work has had worldwide impact. He is known for his unique ability to tie together abstract philosophical ideas with concrete everyday concerns in law, morals and politics. He is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and a professor of law at University College London. In 2007, Dworkin was awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize by the University of Bergen, Norway for outstanding scholarly work in the humanities.

Ari Kohen, assistant professor of political science at UNL, will deliver a lecture pre-talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Lied’s Steinhart Room.

The forum will be broadcast live on the UNL Web site (, Lincoln cable Channel 21, UNL campus TV Channel 8, NETSAT 104 and KRNU radio station (90.3 FM). Live satellite broadcasts and follow-up discussion will be available in Scottsbluff, North Platte, Kearney, Wayne, Columbus and Omaha.

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