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Political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain to give BYU forum address Oct. 24

Political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain will deliver a forum address on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center at Brigham Young University. Her speech is titled "How Do We Think About What is Human? C.S. Lewis and 'The Abolition of Man.'"

Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and was the first woman to hold an endowed professorship in the College of Liberal Arts at Vanderbilt University. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale and has written and/or edited 20 books and around 500 essays.

In addition to her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University, master's degree in history as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and doctorate from Brandeis University in politics, Elshtain holds nine honorary degrees. Her book "Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World" was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2003 by Publishers Weekly.

A question-and-answer session will be held at noon in the Cougar Room of the Marriott Center. For more information, contact Matthew Holland at (801) 422-3982 or matt_holland@byu.edu.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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