The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities announces that noted author, activist, and professor Martha Nussbaum – scholar of Law, Philosophy, Political Science and Classics – will give a lecture as Stanford Distinguished Professor. Nussbaum, a prolific intellectual, will present “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. Nussbaum is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non-Fiction, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy, and the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law.

She was recently featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV program In Depth: Martha Nussbaum.  She has also appeared on Bill Moyers Journal and on Bill Moyers A World of Ideas. Bill Moyers commented on air,“When Martha Nussbaum thinks out loud, people listen.”

She is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010) and From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (2010). In Not for Profit, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product.

Registration is required for Professor Nussbaum’s lecture. Tickets are free of charge.

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