The work of Michael Walzer, one of America's foremost political thinkers, was recognized at a three-day conference on the Institute campus. Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, Walzer was celebrated for his contributions to the ethical and political philosophy of the twentieth century at the "Justice, Culture, and Tradition" conference.
Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus, School of Historical Studies. From 1933 to 1945, a culture war was waged between National-Socialism and modernism in the arts. In this lecture, given in conjunction with a performance by the Princeton Symphony Orchestra featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schulhoff, and von Webern, Peter Paret explains that although their compositions were stylistically different, they were attacked for the same underlying reason: Hitler’s concept of the arts as an arena of ideological, racial, and political conflict over Germany’s present and future.
As of October 2007, the concert series carries the name of the late Edward T. Cone, who was a distinguished composer and musical scholar with long-standing ties to the Institute.
Concepts, Techniques, Applications and Influence
April 4, 2001 - April 7, 2001
Support for this conference was provided by the National Science Foundation
Conference Page: https://www.math.ias.edu/conf-automorphicforms