This event was sponsored by the David Edelstein Family Foundation and the American Mosaic Project, The Department of Sociology and the Department of Political Science, The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, and the College of Liberal Arts.
Alan Wolfe is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including, most recently, The Future of Liberalism (Knopf, 2009), Does American Democracy Still Work?(Yale University Press, 2006) Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It (Princeton University Press, 2005),The Transformation of American Religion: How We actually Live our Faith (Free Press, 2003), and An Intellectual in Public(University of Michigan Press, 2003). He is the author or editor of more than ten other books, including Marginalized in the Middle (1997), One Nation, After All (1998), Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice (2001) and School Choice: The Moral Debate (editor, 2002). BothOne Nation, After All and Moral Freedom were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
Professor Wolfe attended Temple University as an undergraduate and received his doctorate in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He has an honorary degree from Loyola College in Maryland and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
A contributing editor of The New Republic, The Wilson Quarterly, Commonwealth Magazine, and In Character, Professor Wolfe writes often for those publications as well as forCommonweal, The New York Times, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and other magazines and newspapers. He served as an advisor to President Clinton in preparation for his 1995 State of the Union address and has lectured widely at American and European universities.
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The Future of Liberalism: A Public Lecture by Alan Wolfe.
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