Gonzaga University Professors Michael Leiserson and Matthew Raffety will lead an exploration of the question, “What Can We Learn from Lincoln?” in the seventh installment of a series of faculty discussions of great thinkers throughout history, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in Jepson Center Room 017.
The lecture, co-sponsored by Gonzaga’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of the Humanities, is free and open to the public.
Leiserson, a political science professor at Gonzaga since 1977, earned a master’s and doctorate from Yale University, where he was honored as a Sterling Fellow.
He has written for several publications, including American Political Science Review and The Constitutional Handbook, among others. Raffety, an assistant professor of history, earned a master’s degree and doctorate from Columbia University and has taught at Gonzaga since 2005.
This marks the fourth year of the lecture series, which is coordinated by Gonzaga philosophy Professor Wayne Pomerleau, the Powers Chair of the Humanities. The lectures focus on the current relevance and significance of the ideas of great thinkers from the past. Previous lectures have discussed Socrates, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Thomas Aquinas and Jane Austen.
For more information, contact Professor Wayne Pomerleau at (509) 323-6750 or via e-mail.