Neubauer Collegium Director's Lecture: Lea Ypi on “Dignity and Historical Injustice”

Tuesday, February 7

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Rubenstein Forum

1201 E. 60th St.


At this Director’s Lecture, political theorist Lea Ypi will read and discuss a chapter from her forthcoming book on dignity. Ypi will look at her Albanian family’s history to explore the moral and political meanings of dignity (both individual and collective) in connection to questions of truth, reconciliation, historical injustice, and the relationship between facts and fiction.

About the Speaker

Lea Ypi, Professor of Political Theory in the Government Department at the London School of Economics, is the author of Free: Coming of Age at the End of History (Penguin, 2021) and The Architectonic of Reason (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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About the Director’s Lecture Series

The Roman Family Director’s Lecture series at the Neubauer Collegium, made possible through the generous support of University of Chicago Trustee Emmanuel Roman, MBA’87, brings distinguished speakers to campus to share their insights with faculty, students, and the broader community. The aim of these events is to deepen public knowledge about the world and humanity’s place in it.

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