Posted: 11/01/17

Top Lecturer Lilla Explores Identity Politics at TAMIU Nov. 15


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Dr. Mark Lilla  

One of the nation’s titans of Western political and religious thought, Dr. Mark Lilla, author and professor of humanities, will lecture at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. 

Dr. Lilla’s lecture title is “After Identity Politics,” and his appearance is sponsored by University College.  This is Lilla’s second lecture at TAMIU.  He visited the campus in 2009 as part of the A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Lilla specializes in intellectual history, with a particular focus on Western political and religious thought. Before moving to Columbia in 2007 he taught in the Committee on Social Thought department at the University of Chicago and at New York University.

A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, he is the author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics (2017), The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001), and G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1993).

He has also edited The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001) with Ronald Dworkin and Robert Silvers, and The Public Face of Architecture (1987) with Nathan Glazer. He is currently writing a book titled Ignorance and Bliss, and another on the history of the idea of conversion. 

Lilla holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.

 “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics” is available at the TAMIU Bookstore and will be available following the lecture. 

For additional information, contact the University’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Suite 268.

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