"Albert Einstein: Political Consistency in Volatile Times"
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:35pm
275 Nicholson Hall
Refreshments at 3:25pm
Robert Schulmann
Independent scholar and former Director
The Einstein Papers Project
There is a remarkable consistency in Einstein’s views on physics and politics, and in his personal relations. In concentrating on political aspects of the Einstein trajectory, Dr. Schulmann will stress the continuities, above all the moral consistencies that underpinned his political evolution and that explain at least in part the hold he still has on us. Ever the non-conformist, it is Einstein’s sensitivity to the plight of the underdog, to the weaker members of society, and to the outsider that serves as the major contributing factor. Dr. Schulmann plans to tease out some strands that have particular significance in the present political situation