2013-2014 Events

Fall 2013

Philip Hamburger
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
The Revival of 17th Century Censorship in 21st Century America
Friday, September 20, 2013
Kravis Center 367

Dr. Christopher Harmon
Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University
State Sponsors of Terrorism
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Judd Owen
Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University
Tocqueville on American Religion and the Weaknesses of Democracy
Friday, October 11, 2013
Kravis Center 367

Will Barndt
Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College
How To Get A Job Anywhere: The Nationalization Of Our Liberal Arts Colleges
Friday, October 25, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

The Honorable Tom Ridge
President and CEO, Ridge Global
Boston and Beyond: Homeland Security and the Hometown
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Co-Sponsored with the Rose Institute

William Deresiewicz
2013-2014 William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitors Program
What is College For? A Defense of the Liberal Arts
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum)
An informal discussion on Liberal Arts sponsored by Salvatori Center at Kravis Center, Seminar Room 321
Before Ath presentation (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

John Seery
George Irving Thompson Memorial Professor of Government and Professor of Politics, Pomona College
The Best Kind Of College Is the U.S. SLAC (small liberal arts college), But Why Don’t More People Know and Believe That?
Friday, November 8, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (luncheon)

American Enterprise Institute On Campus Program
Organized by student Shaundra Ullman
Matt Jensen, Economist and Pomona Graduate
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Kravis Center Seminar Room 321

Barry Kosmin Sponsored by ISSSC and Koch (C. Nadon and G Thomas)
Religious, Spiritual and Secular College Students: Are We Seeing the Emergence of Three Distinctive World Views?
Thursday, December 4, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30, location TBA

Conference – Leo Strauss on Natural Rights and History: Edmund Burke
December 5 – 7, 2013
CMC Kravis Center Board Room 367

Mark Blitz, CMC
Ronna Burger, Tulane University
Charles Kesler, CMC
William Kristol, The Weekly Standard
Peter Lawler, Berry College
Steven Lenzner, CMC
Christopher Lynch, Carthage College
Steven Menashi, Kirkland & Ellis, New York University
Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University
Christopher Nadon, CMC
James Nichols, CMC
Emmanuel Patard, CMC Salvatori Visiting Scholar
Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University
Andrea Radasanu, Northern Illinois University
Gary Schmitt, American Enterprise Institute
Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital Management
Bernhardt Trout, MIT

V. Phillip Munoz
Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame
"Religious Liberty and Obamacare: Why Hobby Lobby’s & Notre Dame’s HHS Lawsuits Might Actually Threaten Religious Freedom"
Friday, December 13, 2013
Kravis Center 367 (luncheon)

Spring 2014

Workshop on Civic Constitutionalism
January 30 - Feb 1, 2014
Kravis Center 345, Keck Library
Organized by Prof. George Thomas
Participants: John Finn (Wesleyan), Mariah Zeisberg (Michigan), Steven Bilakovics (UCLA), Corey Brettschneider (Brown), Elizabeth Beaumont (Minnesota), George Thomas (CMC)

Laurence Iannaccone
Arbyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University
Title: Religious Extremism: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (dinner)
Co-sponsored with the Lowe Institute

David F. Forte
Professor of Law, Cleveland State University
Title: How Can ‘The One True Religion’ Accept Democracy? The Experience of Catholicism and Islam
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30, Kravis 367

Patrick Michaels
Climatologist, Director of the Center for Study of Science, Cato Institute
Title: Why is Climate Change Always ‘Worse Than We Thought’?
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (dinner)
Co-sponsored with the Athenaeum

The Politics Of Higher Education
February 21 - 22, 2014
Kravis Center Board Room 367
Organized by Prof. Jon Shields
Participants: Phil Tetlock (Pennsylvania), Neil Gross (British Columbia), Matt Woessner (Pennsylvania State), George Yancey (North Texas), George Marsden (Notre Dame), Jon Zimmerman (NYU), Joshua Dunn (Colorado), Gerard Alexander (UVA), Naomi S. Riley (New York Post), Jeff Friedman (Critical Review), Ellen Schrecker (Yeshiva), Jon Shields (CMC), Susan McWilliams (Pmna), George Thomas (CMC)

The Writings of Harry V. Jaffa
February 28 - March 1, 2014
Kravis Center 367
Participants: Ed Erler (CSUSB), Harvey Mansfield (Harvard), Michael Zuckert (Notre Dame), John Marini (Nevada-Reno), Ronald J. Pestritto (Hillsdale), Ken Masugi (Johns Hopkins), V. Phillip Munoz (Notre Dame), William B. Allen (Michigan State), Jon Alvis (Dallas), Colleen Sheehan (Villanova), Charles Kesler (CMC), Michael Uhlmann (CGU), Mark Blitz (CMC)

Charles Fairbanks
Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute, Washington DC
Title: The Ukrainian Path to Freedom – and What it Means to Others
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:00 noon
CMC – Kravis Center, Rm 367
Salvatori Luncheon

Rousseau on Religion
March 7 – 8, 2014
Location: Kravis Center 367
Organized by Prof. Chris Nadon
Participants: Arthur Melzer (MSU), Chris Wiedey (USC), Chris Kelley (Boston College), John Scott (UC Davis), Eve Grace (Colorado College), Ourida Mostefai (Boston College), Matthew Simpson (Luther), Marc Plattner (National Endowment for Democracy), Rafael Major (North Texas), Clifford Orwin (Toronto), Neil Rogachevsky (Commentary), Jonathan Marks (Ursinus), Charles Fairbanks (Hudson Institute). CMC Faculty: John Farrell, Mark Blitz, James Nichols, Steven Lenzner, Chris Nadon, Seth Lobis; John Seery (Pmna)

Heidi Swarts
A Discussion on social phenomenon on the local level
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:00 p.m Hardy Library, Kravis Center Room 437
Co-sponsored with the Rose Institute

Bradley C.S. Watson
Professor of Politics, Saint Vincent College, PA
Title: The University and the Polis: Civic Education in an Age of Doubt
Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
CMC – Kravis Center, Room 367

Title: Leo Strauss on John Locke
May 1 – 3, 2014
The Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena CA
Participants: Mark Blitz (CMC), James Ceaser (UVA), Jenny S. Clay (UVA), Steve Lenzner(CMC), Ralph Lerner (Chicago), Christopher Nadon (CMC), James Nichols (CMC), Jeremy Rabkin (George Mason), Nathan Tarcov (Chicago), Peter Thiel (Clarium Capital Management)

Title: The Imperial Presidency Redux? Presidential Power in the Age of Obama
May 8 – 10, 2014
CMC – Keck Library, and Kravis Center room 367
Coordinated by Prof. Andy Busch
Participants: Joseph M. Bessette (CMC), Andrew E. Busch (CMC), Charles A. Lofgren (CMC), Melanie M. Marlowe (Miami University of Ohio), Sidney M. Milkis (UVA), Michael Nelson (Rhodes College), Mark J. Rozell (George Mason), Mitchel A. Sollenberger (Michigan-Dearborn), Jeffrey K. Tulis (Texas), Michael Uhlmann (CGU)

Title: Leo Strauss on “Xenophon’s ‘Anabasis’”
July 25 – 26, 2014
The Historic Inns of Annapolis, MD
Participants: Wayne Ambler (Colorado), Mark Blitz (CMC), Eric Buzzetti (Concordia), Jenny S. Clay (UVA), William Kristol (The Weekly Standard), Laurence Lampert (IUPUI), Steve Lenzner (CMC), Paul Ludwig (St. John’s College), Christopher Lynch (Carthage), Christopher Nadon (CMC), Peter Thiel (Clarium Capital Management)