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Ross M. Lence Master Teachers Series

2024 Ross M. Lence Master Teachers Series


Harvey C. Mansfield
William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of Government
Harvard University

Friday, February 16, 2024
in The Honors College Commons
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. | Program at 7 p.m. 

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Featured Speaker

Harvey C. Mansfield, Ph.D. has been in the Department of Government at Harvard University for more than 50 years, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1962 and Chairman of the department from 1973-1977. He has been devoted throughout his tenure to teaching the political science of the best regime — from the writings of Plato and Aristotle through the later reforms by the modern political science of Machiavelli and liberal constitutionalism. During his illustrious career, Mansfield has considered the best resources of political science to be the great books, a focus on which has characterized his research and many publications on Aristotle, Machiavelli, Burke, Hobbes and Tocqueville, as well as studies of executive power, party government, American constitutionalism, and manliness. He is also the translator of several works of Machiavelli and Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Mansfield has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships and has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He won the Joseph R. Levenson award for his teaching at Harvard and received the Sidney Hook Memorial award from the National Association of Scholars. In 2004, he also received the National Humanities Medal from the President of the United States and was invited to deliver the prestigious Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment of the Humanities in 2007.

Read more about Dr. Ross M. Lence here. 

Learning that Lasts a Lifetime

The Honors College has set a goal of creating a $500,000 endowment to fund this program. To date, we are more than halfway toward our goal, thanks to an anonymous donor. Click here to donate to the Lence Seminar Endowment.