Jan 31 • 16M

Nancy Sherman: Courageous Defiance

Audio excerpt from the Ancient Philosophy for Modern Leadership Virtual Conference

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This episode features Nancy Sherman, distinguished university professor and professor of philosophy at Georgetown University. She was also the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the United States Naval Academy. Prof. Sherman is the author of several books including Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience and Stoic Warriors, The Untold War.

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