The Nature of Liberty

What does it mean to be free? How should we understand the relationship between individual liberty and collective liberty? Does government impede or promote freedom, individual or collective? These questions are at the center of the American political tradition, and have animated debates since the 1780's. This talk focuses on different ways of thinking about freedom – individual and collective – and its relationship to government.

University of Wisconsin – Madison Professor Daniel Kapust will provide a video lecture with Q&A following. Daniel Kapust is a Professor of Political Science. He has published widely on ancient, early modern, and modern political thought as well on figures including Cicero, Machiaveli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Adam Smith, and late 18th century American thought. He is interested in rhetoric, theories of liberty, American exceptionalism, imperialism, the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debates, and related topics.

Please Register in advance: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




All Ages


This event is over.

Tue. Jul. 7, 2020   7-8pm

For More Information
Online - Zoom