2016-17 Speaker Series

Spring 2017 Events


April 10


"George Washington's Strategy of Enlightened Self-Interest: The American Foreign Policy"

Dr. Paul Carrese (Arizona State University)

6:00 pm in the President's Dining Room



March 27-28

The A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas

On Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War


Monday, March 27:  President's Dining Room in UC

4:00pm-5:30pm     Mercer Student Panel:

Anna Bates, Jake Harvey, Justin Kasian, Cody Moran, Joseph Payne

6:00pm-7:30pm     Michael Palmer (University of Maine)

Opening Lecture: "Stasis (Civil War, Revolution, Regime Change) in the War Narrative"


Tuesday, March 28:  President's Dining Room in UC

9:00am-10:30am     Faculty Panel I:

  • Norman Fischer (Clark Atlanta)
  • Allison Levy (St. John's College, Santa Fe)
  • Ann Ward (University of Regina)

10:45am-12:15pm   Faculty Panel II:

  • Bernard Dobski (Assumption College)
  • Steven Forde (University of North Texas)
  • Devin Stauffer (University of Texas)

4:00pm-5:30pm       Faculty Panel III:

  • Sarah Gardner (Mercer University)
  • Laurie Johnson (Kansas State University)
  • Karl Walling (U.S. Naval War College)

6:00pm-7:30pm     Clifford Orwin (University of Toronto)---"Thucydides Visits America"


January 19     6:00pm in SEB 110

"The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship"  Dr. John von Heyking (University of Lethbridge)




Fall 2016 Events

September 19     6:00pm in the President's Dining Room--UC

Mercer's Undergraduate Constitution Day Observance

"The Anti-Federal Appropriation"   Dr. Jeffrey Tulis (University of Texas)


September 29     6:00pm in the Medical School Auditorium

"Liberalism and Nationalism:  Individual Liberty and Borders in the History of Political Thought"    Dr. Lee Ward (University of Regina)


November 9     6:00pm in the President's Dining Room--UC

"Jefferson's Democratic Constitutionalism"  Dr. Peter Onuf (University of Virginia)