Alexander Chula – “Goodbye, Dr Banda”

Wednesday, March 27
Seminary Co-op

Alexander Chula will discuss Goodbye, Dr Banda: Lessons for the West from a Small African Country. He will be joined in conversation by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, founding Director of the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago, and the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics. In a ruined dictator’s palace, Alexander Chula – a classicist-turned-doctor, fresh out of Oxford – stumbles upon an oak treasure chest, containing a priceless, antique edition of Julius Caesar’s Gallic War. This unexpected talisman of Western high culture belongs to the enigmatic Dr. Banda, a man of many parts: scholar-physician, anti-colonial hero, brutal tyrant, and fallen philosopher-king.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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