Common Reading 2019: "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality"
As part of this year’s Common Reading program, acclaimed writer and political theorist Danielle Allen will share her philosophical examination of America’s guiding document and the argument outlined within for freedom and equality for all of its citizens. Allen’s work, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, is the RWU common reading book for the 2019-20 academic year and challenges us to think beyond the Declaration of Independence as a moment in history and to reclaim its ideals as belonging to every American.
Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the principal investigator for Harvard’s Democratic Knowledge Project. She is a prolific author and co-editor of award-winning books on democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought.
Book signing to immediately follow
Attendance required for first-year students and open to entire RWU community, with limited seats available to the greater community. Depending on attendance, some attendees may be seated in an overflow location