Political History and Leadership Dialogue: 'Citizenship and the Importance of the Nation-State'

Date and Time: October 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: Coor Hall 4403
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

Designed to introduce political history and leadership students and members of the community to local and international leaders from a variety of fields, the Political History and Leadership Dialogue Series provides lively presentations and opportunities for discussion about a range of topics.For this week's dialogue, we will be discussing the topic "Citizenship and the Importance of the Nation-state," led by Joshua Mitchell.Mitchell is professor of political theory and chair of the Government Department at Georgetown University, where he also serves as associate dean of faculty affairs at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. His research interests explore the relationship between political thought and theology in the West, publishing his work in journals such as Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Journal of Religion and American Politcal Science Review. His writing has been included in various edited volumes, and his books include "Not By Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought" (Chicago, 1993); "The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and the American Future" (Chicago, 1995); and "Plato’s Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times" (Princeton, 2006).Mitchell’s most recent book, "Toqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age" (Chicago, 2013), explores how Alexis de Toqueville’s account of the U.S.’s budding democracy influences and is read by varying audiences, particularly that of the Middle East.

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Roxane Barwick
Phone: 480-727-5436