This event occurred on April 20th, 2006
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
Can love serve as a political concept? On April 20, 2006, Michael Hardt, Associate Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, discussed the cultural and political significance of the concept of love in the context of world politics in his lecture "Love in the Multitude." Hardt drew from sources as diverse as Freud, Augustine, Arendt, and Che Guevara to develop a political conception of love.
Michael Hardt is a Professor of Literature and Italian at Duke University. He writes about the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization, and teaches courses primarily on figures in critical theory and political theory. He is co-author with Antonio Negri of Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire (Penguin 2004), in which the authors explore the political, legal, economic, and social aspects of globalization. The two have also co-authored Empire (Cambridge 2000). Hardt holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington.
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