Michael Sandel '75 delivers BBC's prestigious Reith Lectures

He focuses on the prospects of a new politics of the common good

Michael Sandel '75, who is well known for his enganging oratory, was recently selected by the BBC to deliver its esteemed Reith Lectures for 2009. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard, has earned a reputation over his teaching career for delivering "wildly popular" lectures; in fact, more than 14,000 students have enrolled in his undergraduate course, “Justice.”

The Reith Lectures are a series of annual radio addresses, sponsored by the BBC, that feature prominent thinkers and leaders discussing contemporary issues relevant to their field. In his series of four lectures, titled "A New Citizenship," Sandel focused on the prospects of a new politics of the common good.

You can listen to Sandel's Reith Lectures on the BBC Web site.

Click here to read a profile of Sandel in the New Statesman.

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