Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tocqueville Forum at Georgetown University

Some great upcoming events:
ALUMNI HOMECOMING WEEKEND ROUNDTABLE
"Bioethics, Technology and the Human Person: Prospects for the Future of American Democracy"
October 11, 2008, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Peter Lawler, Dana Professor of Government, Berry College
Gilbert C. Meilaender, Phyllis & Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University
William Saletan, Slate.com
Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall
Continental Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m., Presentations to begin at 9:30 a.m.

TOCQUEVILLE AND THE AMERICAN TRADITION SERIES (2007-2008), Lecture 6
"Philosophy and the Common Good: What Tocqueville Might Have Taught Heidegger and Strauss"
November 6, 2008, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Ralph C. Hancock, Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall
(Made possible through the generous support of the Earhart Foundation)
FORUM ROUNDTABLE
"2008 Presidential Election and the Future of the American Republic"
November 20, 2008, 7:00-9:00pm
James W. Ceaser, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia and co-author of Red over Blue: The 2004 Elections and American Politics
William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard and columnist, The New York Times
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University and author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan
Wilfred M. McClay, SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Camille Paglia, University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Location: Georgetown University Hotel Conference Center Ballroom
3rd ANNUAL CARROLL LECTURE
"Education for Ordered Liberty: The Founders' Conception of Civic Life"
December 3, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Daniel N. Robinson, Philosophy Faculty, Oxford University; Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, Georgetown University
Location: ICC Auditorium


SPRING 2008
FORUM CONFERENCE
"Natural Rights and the American Constitutional Experience"
January 30-31, 2009
Invited speakers include:
Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, AEI
Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael W. McConnell, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Presidential Professor, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Brian Tierney, Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University
Robert Kraynak, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University
Christopher Wolfe, Co-Director, McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies
Location: TBD
(Made possible through the generous support of the Bradley Foundation)

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