17 OCTOBER 2016
SCIENCES PO, BOUTMY AMPHITHEATER, 7:15 p.m.
"SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR, OR THE TRAGEDY OF THE REPUBLIC"
Political philosopher Pierre Manent will give the 2016 Girard Lecture entitled "Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, or The Tragedy of the Republic" (Le "Jules César" de Shakespeare, ou la Tragédie de la République") October 17th, 2016 at Sciences Po in Paris. National Review has called Manent "the most deeply original, broadly erudite, and genuinely politically engaged thinker alive today." His most recent book is Beyond Radical Secularism (St. Augustine's Press, 2016), which caused a sensation when it was first published in France in 2015. His talk will confront the current situation of France and Europe through a reading of Shakespeare's most powerful political drama.