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Distinguished Lecture Series hosts political theorist Allen: April 14

Boise State’s Institute for Advancing American Values and the Distinguished Lecture Series will host an online, interactive conversation with Danielle Allen, political theorist and James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University at 7 p.m. on April 14.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests can register in advance and will receive a link to view the presentation live via Zoom.

Allen is the recipient of the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, an award administered by the Library of Congress that recognizes work in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes. A prolific author, her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality was awarded the Heartland Prize, the Zócalo Book Prize, and the Society of American Historians’ Francis Parkman Prize.

Allen’s latest book is Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus, which offers a plan for creating a more resilient democratic polity — one that can better respond to both the present pandemic and future crises.