Fears lecture 'Machiavelli's The Prince' set for Jan. 25

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Fears lecture 'Machiavelli's The Prince' set for Jan. 25

January 11, 2010

“Machiavelli’s The Prince” will be presented by Dr. Rufus Fears, professor of classics at the University of Oklahoma, on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in Montgomery Hall at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. This lecture series is offered through a partnership between Northwestern Oklahoma State University and several other entities.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fears holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the history of liberty. He also serves as the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

Fears holds a doctorate from Harvard University and is the author of numerous studies in Greek and Roman history, the history of freedom and the lessons of history that can be applied to today’s world.

He is a three-time University of Oklahoma Professor of the Year recipient. In 2003, he received the University Continuing Education Association Great Plains Region Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, and has earned numerous other awards.

Partners for the program include Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Northern Oklahoma College, Northwestern, Enid Public Schools, Autry Technology Center, Enid Community Foundation, Lew & Myra Ward, and the Enid News & Eagle.

The last lecture of this series titled, “Eli Wiesel’s Night,” will be Monday, Feb. 8.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Dr. Cheryl Evans, Northwestern-Enid dean, at (580) 213-3105 or clevans@nwosu.edu.