2020-21 Speaker Series

 

2020 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas

John Locke and the Dawn of Liberalism

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Feel free to view all the presentation below, and then join the Q&A for all three panels on Thursday, November 19th.  The first two panels will run 75 minutes.  The third will run for one hour.  Click here to join the Conference live on November 19th.

Panel on Slavery and Liberty

Join us for Questions and Answers with the panelists at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 19. 

   Holly Brewer (History, University of Maryland)

     "Contextualizing Justice: Locke and the debates over Slavery and Absolutism in England's Empire"

   Steven Forde (Political Science, UNT and St. John's College)

     "Locke's Religious Toleration: The Newly Discovered Annapolis Manuscript"

   Gabrielle Stanton Ray (Philosophy, Tulane)

     "Locke's Appeal to Heaven: On Jephthah, Conscience, and the Right of Resistance"

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Panel on Politics in Theory and Practice

Join us for Questions and Answers with the panelists at 3:00pm on Thursday, November 19.

   Daniel Cullen (Political Science, Rhodes College)

     "The Modern Self UnLocked"

   Peter Josephson (Politics, St. Anselm College)

     "The Character of Political Life"

   J. Judd Owen (Political Science, Emory University)

     "The Importance of the Law of Fashion for Locke's Political Philosophy"

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Panel on Nature, Convention, and the Family

Join us for Questions and Answers with the panelists at 5:10pm on Thursday, November 19th.

   Nasser Behnegar (Political Science, Boston College)

     "Locke's Ambiguous Attitude Towards Nature"

   Rita Koganzon (Political Science, Univ. of Virginia)

     "Why not Universal Homeschooling?  Locke and the Liberal Objection to Institutional Education"

   Scott Yenor (Political Science, Boise State University)

     "Locke on the Marriage Contract"

 

McDonald Center

 

 

September 17, 2020

Mercer's Undergraduate Constitution Day Observance

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Frederick Douglass and the U.S. Constitution

Nicholas Buccola (Linfield College)

Click here to watch Dr. Buccola's Taped Presentation

Then, join us via Zoom on September 17 at 7:00pm for a Q&A session with Dr. Buccola:  Click Invitation Here.

Event sponsored by a generous grant from the Jack Miller Center

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October 15, 2020

Frederick Douglass and "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

Roosevelt Montás (Columbia University)

Click here to watch Dr. Montás' Taped Presentation

Then, join us via Zoom on October 15 at 7:00pm for a Q&A session with Dr. Montás: Click Invitation Here.