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2017-18 One Book selection announced

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” a book that brings a provocative perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017-18 academic year. The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 19 at Northwestern and sign books. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.


Gerry Cadava, Faculty Chair

A Note from Gerry Cadava, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

This has been a very busy quarter in One Book world. In this season of appreciation and giving thanks, we want to thank everyone who has engaged with Danielle Allen’s book, Our Declaration, and with all of the programming we’ve been doing around it. Thanks also to all of our co-sponsors, One Book Fellows, and Faculty Steering Committee members.

Thousands of you have seen Hamilton, hundreds of you went to Danielle Allen’s keynote events in Chicago and Evanston. Hundreds more have listened to episodes of One Book One Northwestern, the Podcast. Speaking of which, the third episode—Hungry on Campus—is now available on SoundCloud. Listen here.



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