Intellectual Historian, Alan Kors, to Speak at The King's College
Alan Kors will address The King's College students during Interregnum on April 4-6. Kors is a Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the Chairman and Co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Kors teaches European intellectual history at Penn, where he is a professor of history and holds the George H. Walker Endowed Term Chair. He has published several books and many articles on early-modern French intellectual history and was editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (four volumes, 2002). In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded Kors a National Humanities Medal for his "scholarship, devotion to the Humanities, and...defense of academic freedom."
Interregnum is a mid-semester special focus event during which TKC students explore a single topic of national importance. This spring Interregnum focuses on trust. The three-day event is arranged mostly by students and, in addition to the lectures by distinguished scholars, consists of readings, speeches, debates, and performances by students. Interregnum is an opportunity for students at The King’s College to exercise intellectual leadership by examining a complex problem in contemporary society.
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