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Indiana University’s Aurelian Craiutu speaks April 5

Craiutu delivers the last lecture in the series "Tocqueville and the American Republic.”

Indiana University Bloomington Professor of Political Science Aurelian Craiutu will speak on the campus of Furman University Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101.

His talk, “Moderation: A Virtue for Our Times,” is free and open to the public. Craiutu’s lecture is the last of the three-part Tocqueville series, “Tocqueville and the American Republic,” and is part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program.

Aurelian Craiutu, Indiana University Bloomington. Photo by James Brosher/Indiana University.

Craiutu has published extensively in the field of modern French political thought from Montesquieu to Raymond Aron. He received a bachelor’s in economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, and a master’s and Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University.

Craiutu’s publications include Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), which won a 2004 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award; Tocqueville on America after 1840 (Cambridge, 2009; with Jeremy Jennings); America through European Eyes (Cambridge, 2009, with Jeffrey C. Isaac); A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830 (Princeton, 2012); and Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes (Penn Press, 2016); as well a newly revised English edition of Madame de Staël’s Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution (Liberty Fund, 2008).

In 2000, he won the American Political Science Association’s Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in political theory. He has received awards and grants from several institutions including the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the American Council of Learned Societies.

For more information, contact Paige Blankenship in the Furman Department of Politics and International Affairs, 864-294-3547, or visit:

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