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Henderson to speak about Tocqueville’s “Memoir on Pauperism”

Henderson2Christine Dunn Henderson, Ph.D., will speak Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center on the Furman University campus.

Dr. Henderson’s talk, “Progress and Paradox in Tocqueville’s Memoir on Pauperism,” is free and open to the public. Her lecture is presented by the Tocqueville Program at Furman University whose sponsors are Ginny and Sandy MacNeil, Beth and Ravenel Curry, and several private foundations.  All lectures in the series are part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.

Henderson is senior fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc., a private educational foundation based in Indianapolis.

She is the contributing editor of Seers and Judges: American Literature as Political Philosophy, editor of the forthcoming Tocqueville’s Voyages, co-editor (with Mark Yellin) of Joseph Addison’s ‘Cato’ and Selected Essays, and co-translator (with Henry Clark) of the forthcoming Encyclopedic Liberty: Political Articles from the ‘Dictionary’ of Diderot and D’Alembert.

Henderson holds bachelor’s degrees in government and French studies from Smith College, and a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College. Her publications and research interests include Tocqueville, Beaumont, French liberalism, and politics and literature.

For more information, contact Paige Blankenship in the Department of Political Science, 864-294-3547, or visit:

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