Linfield speaker to discuss John Locke

Kristy KingKristy King, visiting assistant professor of politics at Whitman College, will present “Why John Locke Still Matters,” Thursday, April 25, at 11:45 a.m. in the Pioneer Reading Room at Linfield College.

King will discuss John Locke’s ideas on rights, property and the proper role of the state, which permeate our political discussion. As one of the great political thinkers of the Western tradition, John Locke still plays an influential role in today’s political discourse.

King received her Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 2009. Her current research focuses on seventeenth century political thought, with an emphasis on the natural law tradition and the evolution of liberalism. Her work has been published in “Political Theory,” “The Encyclopedia of Political Theory” and “The International Encyclopedia of Political Science.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the lecture will begin at noon. For more information, contact Nick Buccola, assistant professor of political science, 503-883-2246,