Please join us to celebrate Professor Harvey Mansfield's birthday on March 30 with a day of panels about the major themes of his work.
Harvey Mansfield on His Eightieth Birthday:
A Review of His Works
Friday, March 30, 2012
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020
This event is sponsored by the Program on Constitutional Government
in the Department of Government, and in affiliation with the
Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University
10:00 AM Party Government
Reading: Statesmanship and Party Government (1965), Chapter 1.
11:00 AM Liberalism and Conservatism
Readings: The Spirit of Liberalism (1978), Chapter 1; America's Constitutional Soul (1991), Intro.; Tocqueville; A Very Short Introduction (2010), Chapter 6.
(Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 2:00, with time for greetings and conversation.)
2:00 PM Executive Power
Reading: Taming the Prince (1989, 1993), Chapter 1.
3:00 PM Machiavelli and Indirect Government
Reading: Machiavelli's Virtue (1996), Chapter 10.
4:00 PM Manliness and Thumos
Readings: Manliness (2006), Chapter 1; “How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science,” (2007 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, at the National Endowment for the Humanities).
Those who attend are asked to read these modest assignments, and to think of something to say. The discussions are intended to be substantive, serious and critical.
Conference Program (PDF)
Statesmanship and Party Government
The Spirit of Liberalism
America's Constitutional Soul
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction
Taming the Prince
2007 Bradley Lecture, "How to Understand Politics"