Professor Martha Nussbaum on ‘Political Emotions in a Time of Crisis’
Professor Martha Nussbaum
University of Bristol
The Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition is delighted to welcome Professor Martha Nussbaum to speak at its second Sir Jeremy Morse Lecture. The title of Professor Nussbaum's lecture is ‘The Monarchy of Fear: Political Emotions in a Time of Crisis’.
Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, as well as an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department. She is vice president of the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, a Board Member of the Human Rights Program, and the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism. She has received honorary degrees from thirty-seven colleges and universities in the U. S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, and has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities. Among her publications are Aristotle's De Motu Animalium (1978), The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (1986), Women and Human Development (2000), Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (2001), Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership (2006), Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010), The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age (2012), Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (2013), and Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice (2016).
Sir Jeremy Morse (1928 - 2016) was Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1989 to 2003, and former President of the IGRCT. Sir Jeremy was one of the Institute's staunchest supporters.