Conferences and Events

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).

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AUTUMN 2014 EVENTS

November 6, 2014:  William Galston and William Kristol ’73, on the 2014 Election. 

November 20, 2014:  Christopher McClure, on "The Amazing Rhetoric of Thomas Hobbes."

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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.