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James D. Hunter - April 06, 2009

James Davison Hunter

LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social; Theory, Department of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia

"Public Service and the Idea of a Changing World"

8:00 PM Monday, April 06, 2009
University Theatre

The author of The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age without Good or Evil (2000) and Is There a Culture War: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life (with Alan Wolfe, 2006), Dr. Hunter will reflect on contemporary cultural change and its implications for individuals, institutions, and society.

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"On the Priority of Culture to Politics"

3:10 PM Monday, April 06, 2009
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited  to attend a seminar with Professor James Davison Hunter.  He completed his doctorate at Rutgers University in 1981 and joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1983.  Since 1995, he has served as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, a university-based, interdisciplinary research center concerned with understanding contemporary cultural change and its implications for individuals, institutions, and society.  Under his direction, the Institute sponsors university-wide colloquia, holds conferences, conducts national surveys of public opinion on the changing political culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century America, and publishes The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture.  His many publications include The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age without Good or Evil (2000) and Is There a Culture War? A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life (with Alan Wolfe, 2006).  In 2005, he won the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters. He also has been the recipient of the Gustavus Myers Award for the Study of Human Rights.