The colloquium on "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century" will
continue on Wednesday, Nov. 4,
with a talk by political
science scholar, author, and lecturer Michael
on "Political Liberties and Economic
The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but
tickets are required.
For tickets, please call the
University box office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Parenti's talk is the third event in the "Civil
Liberties in the 21st Century Community Conversations
. The Colloquium will include three additional
programs during the Spring 2010 semester. Sessions earlier this
fall explored capital punishment and the right of
Parenti, who holds a PhD in political science from Yale University,
lectures frequently throughout the United States and abroad. His 21
books and hundreds of articles have been translated into at least
18 languages. The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's
History of Ancient Rome
was selected as a Book of the Year for
2004 by Online Review of Books.
Parenti's books and lectures examine a wide range of subjects
within the general areas of politics, culture, economics, and
history. Among his subjects are imperialism, democracy, fascism,
and other ideologies; historiography and ancient and modern
history; the functions and workings of academia, mass media,
technology, the judiciary, and other cultural institutions; and
current wars and other social ills.
Perhaps his most influential book is Democracy for the Few,
now in its eighth edition — a critical analysis of U.S. society,
economy, and political institutions, and a college-level political
science textbook. His most recent book is Contrary Notions: The
Michael Parenti Reader.
Another book, God and His
For more information on Parenti, visit www.michaelparenti.org
For more information on this lecture or the Colloquium, contact
Professor Donn Weinholtz
at 860.768.4186 or email@example.com
The "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century Community Conversations
Colloquium" is sponsored by the Rogow Distinguished Visiting
and the Office of the Provost.
members of the colloquium planning committee are Jilda Aliotta,
Mary Dowst, Marcia Moen, Katie Roy '09, Paul Siegel,