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Faculty of Arts Dean's Lecture Series



"Luck, Leadership, and Legitimacy in transitions to democracy: Lessons from South Africa and the Middle East"

Professor Ian Shapiro
Yale University

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. A native of South Africa, he received his JD from the Yale Law School and his PhD from the Yale Political Science Department where he has taught since 1984 and served as chair from 1999 to 2004. Shapiro is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a past fellow of the Carnegie Corporation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Cape Town, Keio University in Tokyo, and Nuffield College, Oxford. His most recent books are The Real World of Democratic Theory; Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror and The Flight From Reality in the Human Sciences. His current research concerns the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 | 6.30pm

Public Lecture Theatre
Old Arts Building
The University of Melbourne

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Registration opens on Thursday, 29 February 2012.

Contact Tamsin Courtney in the Faculty of Arts at or 8344 8985.

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