2015 Memorial Lecture DJU

The Centre for Liberal Strategies

has the pleasure to invite you to the 2015 Memorial Lecture DJU


Liberal Exceptions: Reflections on Membership, Global Power, and Internal Security

A public lecture by

Ira Katznelson

Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University

and President of the Social Science Research Council


Moderator: Ivan Krastev, CLS



26 October 2015 (Monday), 18:30 pm,

The Red House, 15, Luben Karavelov Str., Sofia

In English with simultaneous translation to Bulgarian.


The lecture is part of the memorial lectures DJU, organized by the Centre for Liberal Strategies to commemorate Yulia Gurkovska.

Ira Katznelson has been Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University since 1994, and, since 2012, President of the Social Science Research Council.  He served as President of the American Political Science Association in 2005-06, as Chair of the Russell Sage Foundation Board of Trustees from 1999-2002, and as President of the Social Science History Association in 1997-98.  His most recent book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Liveright, 2013) has been awarded the Bancroft Prize in History, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award in Political Science, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize for Book Journalism, and the J. David Greenstone Book Prize in Political Science and History.  Other recent books include Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns (Cambridge University Press, 2008; written with Andreas Kalyvas), When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America (W.W. Norton, 2006), and Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2003). Professor Katznelson has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Member at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and is a Research Associate at Cambridge University’s Centre for History and Economics.