A conference on Niccolò Machiavelli is being held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reading Room at the Renaissance Center.
Speakers and their presentations are:
- Carlin Barton, professor of history, “The Necessary Lie - from Xenophon to Machiavelli”
- Yves Winter, McGill University, “Violence, Cruelty and Force”
- Andrew Poe, Amherst College, “Landscapes of Rupture”
- Nicholas Xenos, professor of political science, “Political Transparency: Machiavelli's Advice to the Prince”
- Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University, “The Mandragola”
- Antonio Vazquez-Arroyo, Rutgers-Newark, “Machiavelli's Political Ethic Today: Casuistry and the Primacy of the Situation”
The conference is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. Call the center at 577-3600 by Nov. 14 to register.