Conferences and Events

SPRING 2014 EVENTS

March 13, 2014:  Charles Murray interviewed by William Kristol on his recent book, Coming Apart.  6 pm at the Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, JFK Street.  

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AUTUMN 2013 EVENTS

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

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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.

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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.  

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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.