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Belgian political theorist to deliver Reckford Lecture

Belgian political theorist Chantal Mouffe will deliver the 2011 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium. Mouffe, professor of political theory at the University of Westminster in England, will deliver a talk titled "An Agonistic Approach to the Future of Europe."

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When Feb 10, 2011
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Chantal MouffeBelgian political theorist Chantal Mouffe will deliver the 2011 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center auditorium. Mouffe, professor of political theory at the University of Westminster in England, will deliver a talk titled "An Agonistic Approach to the Future of Europe."

According to her staff page at the University of Westminster, Mouffe was educated at the universities of Louvain, Paris and Essex. She has taught at many universities in Europe, North America and Latin America, and has held research positions at Harvard, Cornell, the University of California, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Between 1989 and 1995 she was Directrice de Programme at the College International de Philosophie in Paris.

Her book publications include On the Political, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics, The Democratic Paradox and The Return of the Political .

Mouffe also will participate in a workshop for faculty and graduate students on Friday, Feb. 11. Click here to view a flier for the lecture and workshop.

The Reckford Lecture

The IAH hosts the annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies, established in 1990 by UNC Classics Professor Kenneth J. Reckford to honor his wife, Mary Stevens Reckford.

The lecture is designed to appeal to educated lay people, rather than specialists. Speakers are asked to provide “pleasure, instruction, an interdisciplinary approach and a sense of shared humanity.”

For more information and a list of past lecturers, visit our Reckford Lecture page.