The Keynote Lecture by Bernard Yack

Being in Time: The Experience of Nationhood

26 August 2021

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The keynote lecture forms part of the Pierre du Bois Annual Conference, which is organized by the Graduate Institute in partnership with the Pierre du Bois Foundation and with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The background note and information about the conference can be found here. For a complete list of conference participants click here. A summary of the Keynote Lecture will follow shortly.

Bernard Yack is the Lerman Neubauer Professor of Democracy and Public Policy at Brandeis University. He is a political theorist who has published widely on both contemporary issues and major figures in the history of political thought. He is best known for his most recent book on nationalism, Nationalism and the Moral Psychology of Community (2012), as well as his earlier book on modern radicalism, The Longing for Total Revolution (1986), and his book on Aristotelian political thought, The Problems of a Political Animal (1993). He is currently working on a book about moral pluralism tentatively titled, “The Faces of Moral Pluralism: Five Portraits from World Literature.”