Kagan discusses liberal arts education in farewell lecture

Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History and a member of the Yale faculty for over 40 years, gave a farewell lecture on the eve of his retirement. The April 26 talk, which focused on the merits of a liberal arts education, was sponsored by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale.

Kagan, who joined the Yale faculty in 1969, is a renowned social and political critic. He is the author of “On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace” and “The Peloponnesian War,” among many other works. In 2002, he was honored with the National Humanities Medal.

Watch his farewell lecture (in five parts).