Clifford Orwin, professor of political science, classics and Jewish studies at the University of Toronto and author of “The Humanity of Thucydides,” will speak as part of the University of Richmond’s Marshall Center Lecture Series Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m., in Jepson Hall, Room 118.

In his speech, “A Democratic Leader Responds to Catastrophe: The Funeral Oration, the Plague of Athens and Pericles’ Final Speech,” he will discuss Athenian general Thucydides’ experiences during the Peloponnesian War. A book sale and reception will follow the lecture.

Orwin teaches the history of political thought with emphasis on classical, early modern and Jewish thought. He also directs a program that focuses on the study of political philosophy and international affairs. He is co-editor and co-author of “The Legacy of Rousseau” with Nathan Tarcov.

The Marshall Center hosts lecturers from around the world to speak on leadership from an international perspective. The lectures are free and open to the public, however registration is required at