Seminar: Jerry Muller; Selected Readings by Adam Smith

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Mar 01, 2014


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 2442

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 2442

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Registration for the seminar is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. This will be done primarily on a first come, first served basis, except that some spaces will be held for UCLA students and faculty members. Readings (TBA) will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at


Dr. Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, where he has taught since 1984. He has been a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin; the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy; the Olin Foundation; the Bradley Foundation; and the American Council of Learned Societies.


Dr. Muller wrote The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Modern European Thought, which was co-winner of The Historical Society’s Donald Kagan Best Book in European History Prize. He is also the author of Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society and The Other God That Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism. He is editor of Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. His many articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals as well as in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, and The Wilson Quarterly.


Dr. Muller earned his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1984.