Dr. J. Rufus, internationally recognized scholar on the history of freedom, will be the featured speaker at Tulsa Town Hall on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Dr. Fears is David Ross Boyd Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty. He offers a unique perspective from which to inspire, guide, and clarify to his audience a more complete understanding of how great leaders of the past shaped history. He has been called “the Michael Jordan of history”.
Professor Fears has his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and on many occasions has been recognized for outstanding teaching excellence. In 2005 students at University of Oklahoma named him “Most Inspiring Professor,” and in that same year he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South as well as a National Award for Teaching Excellence. Three times Dr. Fears has been chosen by students as the University of Oklahoma Professor of the Year.
He has published numerous books and articles on classical studies, the history of liberty, and the lessons of the past for today. Professor Fears lectures widely across the country to broad audiences on our American legacy of freedom and how we can preserve it in these challenging times.
The lecture is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling (918) 749-5965 or in the lobby of the Tulsa on the morning of the event.