The Monarchy of Fear: Professor Martha Nussbaum on the Current American Political Crisis

Sponsored in part by Miller Canfield

Professor Martha Nussbaum is a philosopher and the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.  Over dinner at the Union League Club on May 2, 2019, Professor Nussbaum will address the Lawyers Club on her 2018 book, The Monarchy of Fear, which analyzes the role of emotion in contemporary American politics.  She has authored more than twenty books and numerous essays and articles, has edited another twenty-one books, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards.  In 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities.  Professor Nussbaum is a fellow of the British Academy, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Philosophical Society.  She received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard. 

This event will serve as the Club’s Annual Meeting.  Additional information on that will follow via email.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:00 pm Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Speaker Begins
8:00 pm Adjournment

The Union League Club: 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

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Hourly Schedule

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm -


May 02 2019


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604


The Lawyers Club of Chicago
(312) 804-9889
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