2012 Ross M. Lence Master Teacher: Robert C. Bartlett
Robert Bartlett is the inaugural holder of the Behrakis Professorship of Hellenic Political Studies in the Department of Political Science at Boston College. Prior to joining Boston College, he served as the Arthur Blank/National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor at Emory University.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Professor Bartlett holds an MA in Classics and a PhD in Political Science from Boston College. He is the author or editor of six books, including most recently a new edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (with Susan D. Collins). He has published in the leading journals of political science, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and the Review of Politics. He is at work on a study of ancient relativism and the Socratic response to it as presented by Plato.
The 2012 Lence Residency events included the following:
- Thursday, April 12 (5:30 pm) - “Translating Aristotle’s Ethics in the Modern Age” The Honors College and the Phronesis program host a public lecture in the Honors College Commons for students, faculty, and alumni, led by Professor Bartlett and Honors Professor Susan Collins on their recent translation.
- Friday, April 13 (noon) - Professor Bartlett presents a public lecture in Cemo Hall: “Ancients and Moderns on the Problem of Chance”
- Friday, April 13 (6:00 pm) - The Honors College presents the Lence Master Teacher Dinner, where Professor Bartlett will lecture on “Liberal Education and the Five Essential Questions.”