April 5, 2010

Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard to give Patrick Henry Lecture

Nancy Rosenblum, the Sen. Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government and chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give the fifth annual Patrick Henry Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at Homewood Museum. The title of Rosenblum’s lecture is “Partisanship and Independence.”

Rosenblum studies the history of modern political thought, contemporary political theory and constitutional law. She is also a faculty associate at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and on the steering committee of the Center for American Political Studies.

Among her many published works is her most recent book, On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship. Rosenblum’s other publications include Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America, for which she won the American Political Science Association’s David Easton Prize in 2002.

The lecture is funded by the Barksdale Dabney Nuttle Family Fund. Benefactor Margaret Henry Penick Nuttle is a great-great-great granddaughter of Patrick Henry and has been a steadfast friend of Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences for decades. Her philanthropy celebrates her famous ancestor’s legacy and supports undergraduate scholarships, a postdoctoral fellowship in colonial studies and the annual Patrick Henry lecture. The widow of Philip E. Nuttle, a 1929 graduate of Johns Hopkins, she also helped establish the Class of 1929 Endowed Scholarship.