Katrina ForresterIn the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy


A book presentation and panel discussion around Katrina Forrester’s new book In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy. The book offers a history of how political philosophy was recast by the rise of postwar liberalism and irrevocably changed by John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice. 

Co-sponsored with the Consortium for Intellectual History (Columbia/NYU)

Katrina Forrester
Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Social Studies, Harvard

Atossa Abrahamian
Senior Editor of The Nation

Jason Frank
Robert J. Katz Chair and Professor, Department of Government, Cornell

Melissa Schwartzberg
Silver Professor of Politics, NYU

Moderated by: Stefanos Geroulanos (Professor, Department of History, NYU)

About the Author

Katrina Forrester is assistant professor of government and social studies at Harvard University. She is the coeditor of Nature, Action, and the Future. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the Nation, the Guardian, Dissent, the New Statesman, n+1, and Harper’s. Twitter @katforrester