Professor Teresa Bejan recieves the Leo Strauss Award

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:18pm

The American Political Science Association has given Professor Teresa Bejan the 2015 Leo Strauss award for the best dissertation in Political Philosophy, for her dissertation “Mere civility: toleration and its limits in early modern England and America.”

The Leo Strauss prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of political philosophy. The Fund was developed by former students of Strauss' who sought to recognize his extraordinary influence on generations of students and his contributions to the field of political philosophy. He was a major figure in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1949 to 1967.