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Liberalism and the City

Professor Ira Katznelson, Columbia University, will give two public lectures focusing on liberalism and the city at LSE on Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 February. 

The lectures will explore the interactions between culture and city life, with Professor Katznelson looking at issues surrounding citizenship and consent in the first lecture, and toleration and diversity in the second. 

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. His book Liberalism's Crooked Circle: letters to Adam Michnik won the American Political Science's Michael Harrington Book Award. Professor Katznelson has served as president of the section on politics and history of the American Political Science Association, president of the Social Science History Association. He also co-edits the Princeton Series in American Politics.

Niall Hobhouse and Richard Sennett will chair these events which are free and open to all with no ticket required. 

Liberalism and the City: on citizenship and consent is on Tuesday 15 February, and Liberalism and the City: on toleration and diversity is on Thursday 17 February. Both events start at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London. 


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


These lectures are part of the Jane Jacobs Public Lecture series at LSE. The series, running since 2001 at LSE, are organised by the Cities Programme and deal with the interactions between culture and city life, reflecting Jane Jacobs' seminal work on the economy of cities. The series continues with: 

8 February 2005