Leo Strauss: Man of Peace provides the first comprehensive analysis of Leo Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject. In stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favourably disposed to international law and sceptical of imperialism – a critic of radical ideologies (right and left) who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when philosophers and intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence.
Robert Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU School of Law. Howse is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books, including The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2001) edited with Kalypso Nicolaïdis.
The event was chaired by Prof. Kalypso Nicolaïdis (DPIR, University of Oxford) and discussants were Dr. Janalee Cherneski (DPIR, University of Oxford), Dr. Aggie Hirst (City University London) and Ela Naegele (University of Oxford).