The Tocqueville Program at Indiana University Bloomington will kick off the fall 2013 series Friday. The program was founded in 2009, says Director of the Tocqueville Program, Aurelian Craiutu.
“The main goal of the program is to organize a series of lectures and conferences that will bring theoretical foundations of American democracy to campus,” Craiutu says, “We are holding lectures on European democracy, liberalism and the constitution.
The first speaker for this year is Deirdre McCloskey and she will be speaking on capitalism and its critics and defenders. Craiutu says that she is very knowledgeable and has great passion for ideas.
“She is a truly international scholar with a voracious passion for ideas and amazing knowledge, she has been writing over 300 articles over the past three decades,” Craiutu says, “Tomorrows talk will be about the re-examination of the virtues limits of capitalism and the markets.”
Craiutu is hoping that those who attend will participate in the discussion and learn new ideas.
“I want to convey to someone with a passion for ideas that ideas to make a difference and matter. I hope we have a spirited debate on a topic that is very controversial, and I hope to have a civilized conversation on the limits of capitalism,” Craiutu says.
This event will take place on September 20 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tocqueville Room located at 513 North Park Avenue.