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Judith N. Shklar

1989 Haskins Lecturer

John Cowles Professor of Government, Harvard University

The lecture was delivered on April 26 during the 1989 ACLS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

From the lecture program:
Judith N. Shklar is the John Cowles Professor of Government at Harvard University. She was born in Riga, Latvia and received the B.A. and M.A. degrees from McGill University in 1949 and 1950. She earned her Ph.D. at Harvard in 1955. She has served as president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and as vice president of the American Political Science Association. She is currently President-Elect of the American Political Science Association.

Professor Shklar has held fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and All Souls College, Oxford. She has been a Fellow of the John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation. In 1986, she was the Carlyle Lecturer at Oxford, and in 1988, the Storrs Lecturer at Yale. She has spent her entire academic career as a member of the Harvard University faculty. Professor Shklar is the author or editor of seven books, including After Utopia, Legalism, Men and Citizens, Freedom and Independence, Ordinary Vices, and Montesquieu. She is also the author of numerous articles in distinguished collections as well as in such journals as Daedalus, The American Political Science Review, The Political Science Quarterly, The Journal of the History of Ideas, Political Theory, Social Research, and The Yale Law Journal. A renowned teacher of graduate students and undergraduates alike, Judith Shklar has also served as the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University.


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