Liberty and Facts: Isaiah Berlin in the Age of Trump
Recognized as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, Isaiah Berlin was a Russian-British social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas. As a prominent Corpus Christi College alumnus, essayist, conversationalist, raconteur and lecturer, he is most known for his iconic lecture “Two Concepts of Liberty,” which was the inaugural lecture delivered by Berlin before the University of Oxford on October 31, 1958. It was subsequently published as a 57-page pamphlet by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. He is also remembered for his work on liberal theory and pluralism. Roger Cohen, noted journalist and The New York Times columnist, will speak on the importance of Berlin’s work and ideas, especially in a time of growing intolerance.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford. For more information on the exhibition, please visit cjh.org/oxford.
Presented by: Corpus Christi College, Oxford; the Center for Jewish History; & Yeshiva University Museum