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Public Lecture with Bernard Harcourt, Columbia University, "The Fragility of Life: Rethinking Abolition More Broadly"

Feb 12, 2020 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Julis Romo Rabinowitz A17


Open to the Public
Bernard Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Directeur d'études, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Please join the Program in Law and Public Affairs for a 4:30 talk with Bernard Harcourt on The Fragility of Life: Rethinking Abolition More Broadly

With the release of the movie Just Mercy and the opening of the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, many are rethinking capital punishment in the USA and the movement for abolition more broadly. In this workshop, Professor Harcourt will explore questions of innocence and injustice, and the new context of abolition today. 

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs

More information: Contact Judi Rivkin, jrivkin@princeton.edu

Professor Harcourt will be speaking earlier in the day in the Interdisciiplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM) Lunchtime Series 'counting/recounting' on the topic, Beyond the Will to Truth.

The lunch is open to graduate students with an RSVP to bleavey@princeton.edu.


Bernard E. Harcourt is a contemporary critical theorist, social justice advocate, and the author most recently of The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (Basic Books, 2018).