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Justice, Culture, and Tradition: The Work of Michael Walzer

Institute for Advanced Study
June 2, 2008

Walzer portrait

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. 

Modernism Between Weimar and the Third Reich

Peter Paret
Institute for Advanced Study
March 2, 2008

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.

Justice, Culture, and Tradition - Session 5: The Just War Theory -- Moral and Legal Perspectives

Round Table
June 3, 2008

Session 5, Round Table: The Just War Theory -- Moral and Legal Perspectives
Joel Rosenthal, Carnegie Council, Chair
Haim Shapira, Bar-Ilan University
Yitzhak Benbaji, Bar-Ilan University
Michael Doyle , Columbia University
Jeff McMahan, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Brian Orend, University of Waterloo
Noam J. Zohar, Bar-Ilan University, Commentator