University of Richmond Leadership Studies Professor Terry Price Awarded Grant Funding For Event Focusing On Freethinkers

March 9, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Terry Price, Professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics in the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies, has been awarded a grant from the Institute for Humane Studies to support a March 29 lecture by Jonathan Rauch, author of The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth.

The Institute for Humane Studies supports projects that promote the teaching and research of classical liberal ideas and advance intellectual discovery and human progress.

Rauch’s lecture is part of the programming in the Gary L. McDowell Institute at the Jepson School, which Price co-directs with Daniel Palazzolo, professor of political science and interim dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. The McDowell Institute Lecture Series hosts speakers who examine and discuss the problems and prospects of leadership, constitutionalism, political economy, politics, and ethical reasoning. Students participating in the McDowell Institute’s Student Fellows Program will also have an opportunity to meet with Rauch to discuss his recent book.

“This year, our programming is exploring the role of freethinkers in the liberal tradition, both historically and in the present context,” Price said. "My hope is that our programs will have a positive impact on how students and our community think about their education and what it means to live in a free society."

Price has taught at the University of Richmond since 1998 and is the author of several books, including his most recent, Leadership and the Ethics of Influence.