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History, Pre-Law present Lecture on Freedom


Hill to Discuss Roots of Liberal Philosophy

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Liberal legacy goes back further than one might think

Contact
cleogrande@utica.edu

Utica, NY (11/04/2013)
- On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the UC History Club Herodotus and the Pre-Law Society present “The Liberal Legacy of the Barbarian West” as told by Dr. Christopher Hill, Frank Bergmann Lecturer on Law and Liberty at Alexander Hamilton Institute.

The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Carbone Family Auditorium in the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity Building.

Why are we free, and why do we care so much? Where does this idea come from? Hill will discuss these questions how the idea of liberal philosophy is not just from the Enlightenment, but also from a time much earlier. The barbarous time provided a glimpse of the first embrace of the concept of freedom, and is one of the great social and political accidents in the history of humanity.

The lecture is free and open to the public. This presentation, originally scheduled for Nov. 6, was postponed due to speaker illness. Nov. 20 is the new date.

For more information contact David Wittner, professor of history, at dwittne@utica.edu

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.