Headshot of Mark Lilla

The Freedom Project: Mark Lilla

Identity Is Not Politics


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Ballroom (101)

The Freedom Project presents Mark Lilla, American political scientist, historian of ideas, journalist, and professor of humanities at Columbia University. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times, he is the author of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics, The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West, and The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction.

This talk will be presented in conversation with Tom Cushman, director of the Freedom Project.


This event is sponsored by the Freedom Project at Wellesley College. The Freedom Project is dedicated to the exploration of the idea of freedom in all of its manifestations, but especially in the tradition of Western classical liberalism. This tradition emphasizes the sanctity of individual rights, freedom of contract and economic rights, constitutional democracy, and the rule of law. The Freedom Project also promotes interdisciplinary understandings of the idea of freedom, and values expansive intellectual pluralism and debate, especially on contentious issues.