offers Nevadans a chance to hear prominent public intellectuals
on issues central to the local and national community. Where possible,
CDC coordinates its program with the University forum series and
the departments that take special interests in a particular visitor.
CDC opens its guest speakers' series with a lecture by Marietta
Chudakova, a Russian scholar and political activist. The CDC board
identified several other distinguished figures whom we would like
to bring to campus, including legal scholar Allan Dershowitz, pragmatist
philosopher Richard Rorty; judge Richard Posner; and philosopher
a leading Russian scholar and public intellectual, will give a
talk at the Center for Democratic Culture on “Vladimir Putin
and the Future of Russian Democracy.” Dr. Marietta
is professor at the Moscow Literary Institute, member of the European
Academy, former member of Boris Yeltsin Presidential Council,
and public assistant to the head of the Russian government administration.
The presentation will be given on Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 –
1:00 p.m., at the Sociology Department conference room, CBC-B
225. The event is open to the public, faculty, and students.
is Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School.
Dershowitz is a leading first amendment scholar, author of
numerous books, and occasional TV commentator on issues involving
civil liberties and criminal law.
is professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Stanford
University. Dr. Richard
Rorty is author of several books on analytical philosophy,
pragmatism, and literary culture, and a leading exponent of American
Judge of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal and
Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Judge Richard
Posner frequently writes about current legal and
political issues, including the role of intellectuals in public
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics
at the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Martha
several studies on Greek philosophy, current issues in education,
civil rights, and women and law.