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Constitution Day Lecture: Abraham Lincoln & the Problem of 'Towering Genius'

15 September 2016
7:30 PM | Tupper Hall 304

Steven Smith (Yale University)

Steven Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at Yale University, where he has taught since 1984. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Smith has written or edited more than half a dozen books, including Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism (1989), Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity (1997), Spinoza’s Book of Life (2003), Reading Leo Strauss (2006), and The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss (2009) and Political Philosophy (2012). His most recent book, published by Yale University Press, is Modernity and its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow (2016).

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The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Judith Miller (Manhattan Institute)

Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a City Journal contributing editor, a best-selling author, and a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times. In 2002, Miller was part of a small team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for her January 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. That same year, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book Germs. She is the author of five books, including her memoir, The Story: A Reporter's Journey (2015).

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Attention as a Cultural Problem

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Matthew B. Crawford (University of Virginia)

Matthew Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He earned his BA in physics from UC-Santa Barbara and his PhD in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has published articles on ancient Greek philosophy, neuroscience and the philosophy of science and has written regularly for The New Atlantis. His books include Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (Penguin, 2009) and The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).

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Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Christina Hoff Sommers (American Enterprise Institute)

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former professor of philosophy at Clark University. She is the author of Right and Wrong: Basic Readings in Ethics (Harcourt, 1986), Who Stole Feminism? (Touchstone, 1995), The War Against Boys (Touchstone 2001), One Nation Under Therapy (St. Martin’s, 2005), The Science on Women and Science (AEI Press, 2005) and Freedom Feminism (AEI Press, 2013). Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, National Review, The Economist and the New Republic. This event is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Ohio University College Republicans.

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On Being a Conservative Today

Monday, 19 October 2015
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Roger Scruton (University of St Andrews)

Roger Scruton, FBA, FSL, is a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, he was a professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and he also held positions at Cambridge and Oxford. In 2010, he gave the Gifford Lectures in St. Andrews, while in 2011 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Divinity School at the University of Cambridge. The author of more than thirty books, he has published recently The Soul of the World (Princeton, 2014), The Face of God (Continuum, 2012), The Uses of Pessimism (Oxford, 2009) and Beauty (Oxford, 2010).

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