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Sociologist Michael E. Brown of Northeastern University Asks:

“How is it Possible to Speak about Justice without Irony?”


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

The LIU Post Institute for Peace and Social Justice and the Philosophy Department invite you to a public lecture by Dr. Michael E. Brown, professor of sociology at Northeastern University, answering the question: "How is it Possible to Speak about Justice without Irony?"

Dr. Brown is the author of many books, including most recently, "The Historiography of Communism." The current chair of the Marxist section of the American Sociological Association, he is the founder and co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal "Socialism and Democracy. He has previously been professor of sociology at Queens College, CUNY, and at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has also taught at Sarah Lawrence College and Eastern Michigan University; and has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London.

He has recently had a gallery exhibition of his pen-and-ink drawings in Chelsea; and earlier in his career was a performing jazz pianist. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, and also holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.

Dr. Brown's lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in the Hillwood Art Museum. For further information please contact Prof. Arthur Lothstein at

Posted 03/27/2012

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