The School of Philosophy in UCD has announced that Professor Jürgen Habermas (emeritus, University of Frankfurt am Main) will receive the UCD Ulysses Medal at a special ceremony on 16 June 2010. The Ulysses medal is the highest academic honour that the university can bestow and is awarded to those whose work has made an outstanding global contribution.
Professor Habermas will give an academic lecture on 15 June at 6pm in the Clinton Auditorium, Clinton Institute for American Studies/Global Ireland Institute. The title is: ‘The Political’: The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology.
“All welcome but early arrival is recommended”.