Salvatori Center

Speakers, Events and Conferences 2012-2013

Fall 2012

Leo Strauss Workshop
Leo Strauss’ The City and Man: On Plato’s Republic
September 7 -9, 2012
Kravis Center, Seminar Room 321
Participants: Giorgi Areshidze, CMC
Mark Blitz, CMC
Daniel Doneson, UVA/MIT
John Ferrari, UC Berkeley
Steven Lenzner, CMC
Paul Ludwig, St. John’s College
Christopher Lynch, Carthage College
Steven Menashi, Kirkland & Ellis, NYC
Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University
Christopher Nadon, CMC
James Nichols, CMC
Suzanne Obdrzalek, CMC
Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital Management
Bernhardt Trout, MIT

Steven Smith
Political Science Professor, Yale University
Lincoln and Constitutional Leadership
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Kravis Center 321

Leo Strauss’s Discovery of the Theologico-Political Problem
Friday, September 21, 2012
Kravis Center 321

Harold Rood Memorial Lecture
Featuring Dr. J.D. Crouch II
Nothing Happens for No Good Reason:
The Scholarship and Teaching of Harold W. Rood

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Daniel DiSalvo
Sr Fellow Manhattan Institute
Assistant Professor of Political Science The City College, New York
Unions and Direct Democracy in California
Friday, October 12, 2012
Kravis Center, Room 367

Nicolas Rosenkranz
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
The Subjects of the Constitution
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Michael Platt
George Wythe University
Nietzsche: Ancient, Modern and Christian and Thus All, and More
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Keck Library, Kravis Center

Alexander Hamilton Society Speaker
Eugene Kontorovich
Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Law
Monday, November 12, 2012
Kravis Center 321

Sotirios Barber
The Fallacies of State’s Rights
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Eugene Volokh
Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Spring 2013

Workshop
The Death Penalty in the U.S.: Philosophy and Practice
January 17 – 19, 2013
Keck Library, Kravis Center
Participants: Edward Feser, Philosophy, Pasadena City College
Timothy Finlay, Old Testament Studies, Azusa Pacific University
Eric Helland, Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Daniel Krauss, Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
William Kunkle, Circuit Judge, Cook County, Illinois
Kenneth Miller, Constitutional Law, Claremont McKenna College
Christopher Nadon, Political Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Arthur Shuster, Political Philosophy, Boston College
Jennifer Walsh, Criminal Justice, Azusa Pacific University
Phillip Wodzinski, Political Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas College
Larry Greenfeld, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College

Murray Dry
Political Science Professor, Middlebury College
Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Gary Jacobsohn
Constitutional & Comparative Law Professor, Unversity of Texas, Austin
Religion, Republicanism, and Emergency Power
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Kravis Center Room 367

Workshop
“On Thucydides’ War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians”
The City and Man, Chapter 3

February 22 – 23, 2013, San Francisco, CA
PARTICIPANTS: Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Thiel Capital
Steve Lenzner, Claremont McKenna College
Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College
Peter Ahrensdorf, Davidson College
Steven Forde, University of North Texas
John Gibbons, Wells Fargo
Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago
Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College
Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto
Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago
Bernhardt Trout, MIT

Joseph Bessette
Department of Government, Claremont Mckenna College
Who Deserves to Die? Does the Capital Punishment System in the United States Chooses the Worst Offenders?
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kravis Center, Board Room 367

Workshop
Locke on Religion
March 7 – 9, 2013
Kravis Center, Seminar Room 361
PARTICIPANTS: Giorgi Areshidze, CMC
Ateremi Artis, University of Michigan
Nasser Behnegar, Boston College
Mark Blitz, CMC
Edwin Curley, University of Michigan
Steven Forde, University of North Texas
Ralph Hancock, Brigham Young University
Steven Lenzner, CMC
Seth Lobis, CMC
Jonathan Marks, Ursinus College
Susan McWilliams, Pomona College
Steven Menashi, Kirkland & Ellis, NYC
Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
James Muller, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Chris Nadon, CMC
James Nichols, CMC
Daniel Tanguay, University of Ottawa - Canada
George Thomas, CMC
Lee Ward, University of Regina – Canada
Scott Yenor, Boise State University

Jonathan Zimmerman
Professor of Education and History, NYU
You Can’t Say That: Teachers and the Limits of Freedom in American Schools
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Joseph Bessette
Department of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Religion, Capital Punishment, and Democracy:
The Case of the American Catholic Bishops

Friday, April 12, 2013
12:00 – 1:15 p.m., Kravis Center, Board Room 367

Workshop
The Death Penalty in the U.S.: Philosophy and Practice (PART 2)
May 24 - 25, 2013
Keck Library, Kravis Center
Participants: Edward Feser, Philosophy, Pasadena City College
Timothy Finlay, Old Testament Studies, Azusa Pacific University
Eric Helland, Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Daniel Krauss, Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
William Kunkle, Circuit Judge, Cook County, Illinois
Kenneth Miller, Constitutional Law, Claremont McKenna College
Christopher Nadon, Political Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
Arthur Shuster, Political Philosophy, Boston College
George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College
Jennifer Walsh, Criminal Justice, Azusa Pacific University
Phillip Wodzinski, Political Philosophy, Thomas Aquinas College
Larry Greenfeld, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College

Peter Balakian
Professor of Humanities, Colgate University
The Transmission of Trauma across Generations:
Writing a Memoir about the Armenian Genocide and Growing up in Suburbia
Friday, April 12, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Corey Brettschneider
Professor of Political Science, Brown University
When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Conference
Leo Strauss's “Restatement on Xenophon’s Hiero”
April 26 – 27, 2013, Chicago IL
PARTICIPANTS: Wayne Ambler, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Robert Bartlett, Boston College; Mark Blitz, CMC
William Kristol, The Weekly Standard
Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Steven Lenzner, CMC
Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Jonathan Marks, Ursinus College
Heinrich Meier, Univ. of Chicago/Univ of Munich
Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; Christopher Nadon, CMC
James Nichols, CMC; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago
Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital Management