Panel Discussion and Book Signing: Voices in the Marketplace - Assessing the Roles and Relevance of Public Intellectuals


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Notre Dame Press are pleased to announce the following panel discussion including Andrew Bacevich from Boston University, Michael C. Desch from the University of Notre Dame, Paul Horwitz from the University of Alabama, and in addition to moderator and commentator Susan D. Collins from the University of Notre Dame.

This panel discussion will address key questions on the roles and relevance of the public intellectual, including: What is a public intellectual? Where are they to be found (historically and currently)? What accounts for the lament today that public intellectuals are either few in number or, worse, irrelevant?

The program will include a question-and-answer period and is open to all.


Immediately following the conclusion of the panel, a book signing and public reception will convene in the adjacent Scholars Lounge of the Hesburgh Library in honor of the newly-released volume, Public Intellectuals in the Global Arena: Professors or Pundits, edited by Michael C. Desch (University of Notre Dame Press). During the reception, books will be available for purchase at a significant discount.


For event details, visit Questions may be directed to Don Stelluto, Associate Director of the NDIAS, at