Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom (2018)—Film Screening and Discussion

event poster reading "Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom" A film screening and discussion. Background image of Isaiah Berlin seated in a chair.

The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce our first event of the 2019-20 academic year, a film screening and discussion of Professor Judith Wechsler’s new documentary, Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom (2018).

Please join us on Wednesday, October 23, from 4-6pm in Luce Hall Room 202, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT for a screening of Prof. Wechsler’s 72-minute film on the life and times of Isaiah Berlin, from his childhood in Riga and London to his contributions to 20th century political philosophy.

The screening will be followed by remarks from Prof. Wechsler and discussion from Joshua Cherniss (Georgetown), David Sorkin (Yale), and Alicia Steinmetz (Yale), as well as time for an audience Q&A.
For inquiries related to the panel, please contact one of our co-directors, Steven Smith (, or the graduate student coordinator (
This event is generously funded by the Jack Miller Center and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for international and Area Studies at Yale.
October 18, 2019