2011-12 Speaker Series

Pangle Monday, October 3, 2011

Lorraine Pangle, Professor of Government at the University of Texas

"Benjamin Franklin and the Problem of Democratic Citizenship"

7 pm in the Medical School Auditorium

Thursday, November 17

Gordon Wood, Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University

'What Made the Founders Different?"

7: pm in Willingham Auditorium

MontaigneThursday, February 16, 2012

James Ceaser, Professor of Government at the University of Virginia  

"American Exceptionalism: Its Meaning and Political Significance"

6:30-7:45 pm  Medical School Auditorium

March 28-30, 2012

Fifth Annual Conference on Great Books and Ideas

On the Essays of Michel de Montaigne 

All events in Fickling Recital Hall

Opening Lecture: 6-7:15pm  March 28

John Scott, University of California Davis

"Montaigne as Political Philosopher, Clothed and Naked"

Student Panel: 9-10 am March 29

Featuring Joey Clarke, Andaika Jean-Noel, Avani Patel, and Nand Patel

Faculty Panel I: 10:30-12 March 29

Christopher Edelman, University of the Incarnate Word
Christine Henderson, Liberty Fund
Eduardo Velasquez, Washington and Lee University

Faculty Panel II: 1:00-2:30pm March 29

Daniel Cullen, Rhodes College
Kevin Honeycutt, Sweetbriar College
Walter Sterling, St. John's College

Keynote Lecture:  6:00-7:15pm March 29

Ann Hartle, Emory University

"The Invisibility of Philosophy in the Essays of Michel de Montaigne"