SPRING 2015 EVENTS
February 12, 2015. Alison McQueen, on “Thomas Hobbes: At the Edge of Promises and Prophecies.” Alison McQueen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford, and in 2014-15 a fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. She is a graduate of Guelph University (2003) and has a Ph. D. in Government from Cornell (2012). Her dissertation is Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times, a study of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau.
April 2, 2015. Robert Goldberg '81, on “Liberal Education and Plato’s Laws.” Robert Goldberg is a Tutor at St. John’s College (Annapolis). He is a Harvard graduate and received his PhD from the University of Toronto (1990).
AUTUMN 2014 EVENTS
November 6, 2014: William Galston and William Kristol ’73, on the 2014 Election.
September 19-20, 2013: A conference on the 500th anniversary of the writing of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. See full program here.
September 26, 2013, 4-6 pm, K354: Jesse Norman, Member of Parliament, on his new, responsibly acclaimed book Edmund Burke: The First Conservative.
November 7, 2013, 4-6 pm, K401: Maurizio Viroli, on his new book, Redeeming The Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece.
SPRING 2013 EVENTS
April 4-5 2013: "Thinking About Politics": A Conference Dedicated to Explaining and Perpetuating the Political Insights of James Q. Wilson. See full program here.
AUTUMN 2012 EVENTS
September 20-21, 2012: A conference on the 25th anniversary of Allan Bloom’s bestseller The Closing of the American Mind.
November 8, 2012: William Kristol, William Galston and Michael W. McConnell, with an analysis of the November 6 election.
November 29, 2012: Devin Stauffer, on Leo Strauss’s book on Socrates and Aristophanes.
SPRING 2012 EVENTS
February 6, 2012: A conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson.
February 21, 2012: Christopher Caldwell, on the doubtful survival of Europe.
March 30, 2012: Harvey Mansfield’s students and friends, to celebrate his 80th birthday discussing a selection of his writings. Conference schedule and readings.
April 19, 2012: Robert Bartlett, on “Sophistry: How to Make It Work for You.”
Note: Videos of past events are available on YouTube.