Welcome, all! Please join us for a roundtable featuring our 2020 S-USIH Book Prize winner, Katrina Forrester, and panelists Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University), Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Joel Isaac, (Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Guy Emerson Mount Auburn University, and Kevin M. Schultz, University of Illinois-Chicago.
In her book, Forrester takes on the legacy of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century: John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice (1971). In setting the terms for conversations about equality and justice, Rawls had an outsized effect on both political philosophy and the larger project of liberalism. Yet as Forrester painstakingly shows, Rawls’s powerful paradigm also created impossible blindspots for thinking about ongoing challenges to justice and equality in a changing world. Join us!