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PoliSci to Host Symposium on Democracy in America

 

By Naudia O’Steen

Lee University’s political science program will host a symposium on democracy in America featuring guest speaker Dr. Khalil Habib on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Lee’s Humanities Center, Room 104.

Khalil Habib
Dr. Khalil Habib


The symposium is part of a broader intercollegiate symposium that will discuss questions of the strengths and weaknesses of American democracy and the role of higher education in government. Participating institutions include Berry College, Gardner-Webb, Lee University, Lincoln Memorial University, and University of West Florida, among others.

“This is a particularly relevant time and opportunity to discuss the nature of democracy and our responsibility to cultivate its virtues,” said Dr. Thomas Pope, associate professor of political science at Lee.

Habib, an associate professor of philosophy at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, will speak on “Liberty and Greatness in Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.”

Habib specializes in classical and early modern political philosophy and Islamic thought. In addition to his work on classical philosophy and Islam, his research and teaching focuses on the origins of liberalism, the philosophical foundations of modernity, and the divide between ancient and modern political philosophy. Prior to Salve Regina University, Habib taught at Brandeis and Boston University.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the symposium, contact Dr. Ana Alves at aalves@leeuniversity.edu.

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