E. Victor Wolfenstein Memorial Lecture
DateMay 5, 2016
Charles E. Young Grand SalonKerckhoff Hall
The Wolfenstein Memorial Lecture brings a leading scholar to UCLA each year to speak on a subject in one of Professor Wolfenstein’s many fields of research, which included African-American thought and politics, Ancient Greek political theory, psychoanalysis and Marxism among others. The lecture creates an opportunity for faculty, students, and the broader community to come together to consider the fundamental questions of justice, race, history, and their representation in theory, music and literature that animated his work.E. Victor Wolfenstein was Professor of Political Science at UCLA from 1965 to 2010. During that time, Professor Wolfenstein taught political theory, critical thinking, and radical ideas to generations of UCLA undergraduates. With his unique teaching style that at times included his guitar, Victor won a strong student following and numerous university teaching awards. He was also a renowned scholar and author of seven books and many shorter works, most importantly The Victims of Democracy,Inside/Outside Nietzsche, A Gift of the Spirit and Talking Books.
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