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America and French liberalism subject of BYU lecture March 12

Aurelian Craiutu, associate professor of political science at Indiana University-Bloomington, will speak on “America as Seen by Tocqueville and French Liberalism” at the David M. Kennedy Center Monday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in  238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus.

Craiutu's research interests include French political and social thought (Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Constant, Madame de Staël, Guizot, Aron), varieties of liberalism and conservatism, democratic theory, as well as theories of transition to democracy and democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe.

He has been the recipient of awards, fellowships and grants from many institutions, including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Earhart Foundation.

This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu

Writer: Charles Krebs

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