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“How the Great Books Changed My Life and How They Can Change Yours” a talk with Dr. Roosevelt Montás

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Image of a man in glasses and a white shirt seated at a desk in a library smiling.Integrated Liberal Studies Guest Speaker:

Dr. Roosevelt Montás

Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English, Columbia University

Roosevelt Montás is Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University. He holds an A.B. (1995), an M.A. (1996), and a Ph.D. (2004) in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He was Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia College from 2008 to 2018. Roosevelt specializes in Antebellum American literature and culture, with a particular interest in American citizenship. He speaks and writes on the history, meaning, and future of liberal education and is author of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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Image description: this is the poster for the event. The text on the poster reads: Integrated Liberal Studies is excited to present: Dr. Roosevelt Montas Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University Author of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation March 24, 2022 at 7pm at the Wisconsin Historical Society This talk is being presented by Integrated Liberal Studies, with cosponsorship from Center for Early Modern Studies, Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, Institute for Research in the Humanities, and the Departments of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, English,Philosophy, and Political Science ILS Integrated Liberal Studies There is an image of Montás. He is smiling and looking at the camera. His book cover is also pictured. It is a blue book with a sculpture of Socrates floating in a personal flotation device.