Posted on October 17, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Kevin L. Cope, distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature at Louisiana State, will give a lecture on humanities and public policy on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Traditional Reading Room in Bertrand Library. This talk is free and open to the public.

Cope's talk is titled "Private Gifts, Public Benefits and Mission Statements: The Humanities and the New Idea of a University," and he will consider the relations between the humanities and public policy in universities today.

The president of the faculty senate at LSU, Cope holds master's and doctorate degrees from Harvard. His areas of interest are 18th-century literature and intellectual history, and he has published four books.



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