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John C. Livingston Lecture




The John C. Livingston annual Faculty Lecture celebrates the academic life and legacy of the late Dr. Livingston, professor of Government at Sac State from 1954 to1981. Its purpose is to honor a distinguished faculty member who has played an active role in the life of the University.

This year’s recipient of the Livingston award is Jeffrey Lustig, professor emeritus of Government. He is author of Corporate Liberalism: The Origin of Modern American Political Theory, 1890-1920 and editor of and contributor to Remaking California, Reclaiming the Public Good. He’s written extensively on American and California politics and political thought, the corporatization of the university, and race and class.

Lustig was director of the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State from 1989-94, founding chair of the California Studies Association, 1990-1998, and a trustee of the California Historical Society. His longstanding interest in labor relations led him to found the Northcoast Labor History Project while teaching at Humboldt State University during the timber shutdowns in the 1980s.

He taught a wide array of government classes at Sac State, including Modern Political Theory, American Political Thought, California Politics, Politics and Literature, Labor Studies, and graduate seminars on selected topics. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Social and Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998-99.

Lustig will present his lecture “The University Besieged, Local Harms and Larger Costs” in the University Union Ballroom, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.

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