2008-09 Events

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Fall 2008

Leo Strauss Conference
Leo Strauss's Thoughts on Machiavelli
Participants: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Ronna C. Burger, Tulane University; Werner Dannhauser, Ursinus College; Harry V. Jaffa, the Claremont Institute, Claremont McKenna College (Emeritus); Charles R. Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; Douglas Kries, Gonzaga University; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Steven J. Lenzner, Salvatori Research Fellow; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University; Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; V. Phillip Muñoz, Princeton University; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; James H. Nichols, Jr., Claremont McKenna College; Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto; Steven B. Smith, Yale University; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago; Peter A. Thiel, Clarium Capital Management; Bernhardt L. Trout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and M. Richard Zinman, Michigan State University.
Heggblade Conference Room
Friday-Saturday, December 5-6, 2008
Schedule for Friday, Dec. 5:
Session I (9:30am-11:30am): Preface & Introduction
Session II (1:30pm-3:15pm): The Twofold Character of Machiavelli's Teaching
Session III (3:45pm-5:30pm): Machiavelli's Intention: The Prince
Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 6:
Session IV (8:15am-10:00am): Machiavelli's Intention: The Discourses
Session V (10:15am-12:00pm): Machiavelli's Teaching

Spring 2009

Christopher DeMuth
American Conservatism in the Age of Obama
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Arthur Melzer
Rousseau and the Modern Cult of Sincerity
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, February 9, 2009

Arthur Melzer
Leo Strauss and the Defense of Rationalism
Lecture Hall - Roberts South 103
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Steven Kautz
Every Honorable Device: The Democratic Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jeffry Morrison
President Washington and Public Religion
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, February 23, 2009

Steven Elkin
Constituting the American Republic: Then and Now
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 102
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tibor Machan '65
Classical Liberalism in the Age of Obama
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, March 30, 2009

Conference: The Constitution and The Bill of Rights
Heggblade Conference Room
Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23, 2009