Announcement: Professor Erazim Koh??k of Charles University in Prague Visit


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Professor Erazim Kohak of Charles University in Prague will visit Gustavus September 14 - 16, 2009. Professor Kohak taught in the Department of Philosophy at Gustavus in the late 1950's and is still remembered as a charismatic teacher. He went on to a long and distinguished career at Boston University. When the Velvet Revolution occurred in 1989 he returned to his native Czechoslovakia where he became a professor at Charles University, and one of the Czech Republic's most renowned public intellectuals.

Professor Kohak's best-known books, The Embers and the Stars and The Green Halo are, in his words, "inquiries into the moral sense of nature."

While at Gustavus he will be giving a chapel homily on Monday, September 14 at 10 a.m. He will also offer two evening lectures: "Democracy in Europe: An Imperfect Union" (Monday, September 14 at 7:30 pm, Olin 103), and "Will to History" (Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 pm public lecture, Olin 103). Also on Tuesday, Professor Kohak will faciltate two Teachers Talking events for faculty where he will speak on the role of the public intellectual. (St. Peter Room, 11:30 and 12:30) Faculty, staff and students will also meet informally with Professor Kohak to discuss his book The Embers and the Stars.

Monday's lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for International and Cultural Education. All other events are sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

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PostedApr 17, 2019