2018-19 Speaker Series
March 18-19, 2019
A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas
Liberty and Tyranny in Plato
March 18, 2019
University Center: Presidents' Dining Room
4:00-5:20pm Mercer Student Panel
Holly Cooper, Preston Earle, Devyn Mode, Cody Moran
6:00-7:15pm Nicholas Smith (Lewis & Clark College)
"Pity the Tyrant"
March 19, 2019
Connell Student Center: Conference Room I
9:00-10:30am Faculty Panel I: Gorgias and Alcibiades
Kevin Honeycutt (Mercer University)
Alex Priou (Long Island University)
Jeffrey Dirk Wilson (The Catholic University of America)
10:45-12:15pm Faculty Panel II: The Republic
Peter Ahrensdorf (Davidson College)
Richard Ruderman (University of North Texas)
Devin Stauffer (University of Texas)
2:00-3:30pm Faculty Panel III
Jennifer Baker (College of Charleston)
Khalil Habib (Hillsdale College)
Mary Townsend (St. John's University)
Final Evening Lecture in University Center--Presidents' Dining Room
6:30-7:45 Catherine Zuckert (University of Notre Dame)
"Plato on Liberty---Public and Private"
April 10, 2019
Sara Georgini (Massachusetts Historical Society)
"The Providence of John and Abigail Adams"
September 24, 2018
Mercer's Undergraduate Constitution Day Event
Jean Yarbrough (Bowdoin College)
"Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Critique of the Framers' Constitution"
October 8, 2018
Vickie Sullivan (Tufts University)
"The Universalism and Particularism of Montesquieu and His Odd Depiction of Alexander the Great"