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Past Events

Arlene Saxonhouse, University of Michigan, Plato’s Gorgias: Wanna Be a Tyrant?, April 17, 2014

Ronna Burger, Tulane University, In the Court of an Oriental Despot: Reflections on the Book of Esther, February 27, 2014

Nicholas Capaldi, Loyola University, New Orleans, The Liberty Narrative: From the Founders to John Stuart Mill, September 19, 2013

Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, A Dream Deeply Rooted in the American Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Great Speech Revisited, August 28, 2013

Andrew Norris, University of California – Santa Barbara, What Does It Mean to Ground Morality on Autonomy? Kant on Positive Freedom, April 24, 2013

David Lieberman, University of California, Berkeley, The Promise of Representative Government, September 20, 2012

High School Teachers’ Summer Academy, July 9-12, 2012

Ronna Burger, Tulane University, Laughter, Anger, and the Philosopher King in Plato’s Republic, April 14, 2011

Catherine Zuckert, University of Notre Dame, Plato’s Republic: A Tale of Two Cities…or Even More, March 31, 2011

David Schaefer, College of the Holy Cross, Montaigne and Happiness, November 8, 2010

Andrew Norris, University of California, Santa Barbara, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and the Myth of Lost Origins, March 29, 2010

Richard Velkley, Tulane University, The Defect in the Natural Origin and the Problem of Law: Reflections on Rousseau’s Second Discourse and Social Contract, November 16, 2009

Paul Rahe, Hillsdale College, Montesquieu and the Founding Fathers: Federalism, the Separation of Powers, and the Crisis of American Democracy, October 19, 2009

Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto, Athenian and Persian Empire as Herodotus Presents It in His Histories, April 2009

Jerry Weinberger, Michigan State University, Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Happiness, March 23, 2009

Robert T. Gannett Jr., Why Tocqueville’s Democracy in America?, March 5, 2009

Charlotte Thomas, Mercer University, Lecture on Homer's Odyssey, November 4, 2008

Ronna Burger, Tulane University, In the Wilderness of Sinai: Moses as Lawgiver and Founder, October 27, 2008 (Inaugural Lecture)