Roosevelt Montás

Roosevelt performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on October 4, 2022, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Life, Liberty & Other Pursuits.” Watch it below.

Roosevelt Montás is senior lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies and director of its Freedom and Citizenship Program, which introduces low-income high school students to the Western political tradition through the study of foundational texts. From 2008 to 2018, he was director of Columbia’s Center for the Core Curriculum. He is the author of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.

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