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November 15, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544
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Howard Ernst discussion: How Our Politics Reflect Our Beliefs about Human Nature

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Howard Ernst, a political science professor at the United States Naval Academy, will lead a discussion on how our political views reflect our beliefs about human nature. Are we, as humans, essentially good or selfish? How do our political views affect our views? Is rational selfishness an ultimate expression of your nature? Join the talk to understand how one's political philosophy might correlate to the theory of human nature.

Ernst is an accomplished scholar who also teaches classes in environmental policy, energy policy, and directs the Honors Program within the Naval Academy's Political Science Department. He is a Seiden-Levi Fellow of Public Policy, represents the University of Virginia's Center for Politics as a Senior Scholar, and received his Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Ages: All ages are welcome