Salvatori Center Speakers and Conferences

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2007-2008

Fall 2007

Amity Shlaes
A Look at the New Deal: How 1936 Gave Us 2008
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, October 8, 2007

William Kristol
American Politics Today: The Presidency and the War
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Leo Strauss Conference
Leo Strauss and the Art of Writing
Participants: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna Conference; Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia; Werner Dannhauser, Ursinus College; Hillel Fradkin, Hudson Institute; Zev W. Harvey, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Harry V. Jaffa, the Claremont Institute, Claremont McKenna College (Emeritus); Charles R. Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; Michael S. Kochin, Tel Aviv University; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Steven J. Lenzner, Claremont McKenna College; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; James H. Nichols, Jr., Claremont McKenna College; Steven B. Smith, Yale University; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago; Peter A. Thiel, Clarium Capital Management; and Thomas G. West, University of Dallas.
Sessions: Strauss's Introduction to the Art of Writing; Strauss's Maimonides; Strauss's Halevi; and Strauss's Spinoza.
Heggblade Conference Room
Thursday-Friday, November 1-2, 2007

Peter Wehner
Reflections on Politics and Governing
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Carl J. Schramm
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Thursday, November 15, 2007

John Agresto
Democracy and Fanaticism: Reflections on the Democratization of Iraq
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Angelo M. Codevilla
The Intellectual Roots of America's Unseriousness in Iraq
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Friday, December 7, 2007

Patrick Chamorel
Can Sarkozy Change France?
Lecture Hall - Pitzer 3
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Spring 2008

Steven F. Hayward
Is the 'Age of Reagan' Over?
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Presidents Day Commemoration
Virtue and the American Founding
Keynote Addresses:
Ryan J. Barilleaux
George Washington as Commander-in-Chief
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Matthew Spalding
George Washington and the Foundations of Liberty
Davidson Lecture Hall
Monday, February 18, 2008

Michael Zuckert
The Invention of Judicial Review: James Madison and the Incomplete Constitution
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, February 21, 2008

David Brooks
Politics, Culture, and the Way We Live Now
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Daniel J. Mahoney
The Idolatry of History: Reflections on Tyranny in the Twentieth Century
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, March 6, 2008

David Forte
John Marshall, Benjamin Cardozo, and Clarence Thomas: Triangulating the Commerce Clause
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thomas G. West
Virtue and the American Founding
Lecture Hall - Pitzer 3
Monday, March 31, 2008

Andrei Illarionov
Political and Economic Reform Under President Putin: An Insider's Perspective
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Zachary Courser
Politics Without Parties: Democracy, Anti-Partisanship, and the Decline of Popular Politics
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, April 3, 2008

William Voegeli
On What Basis - If Any - Can Conservatives Challenge the 'Perpetual New Deal'?
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tocqueville Conference
The Challenges of American Society: The Great Themes of Alexis de Tocqueville
Keynote Address:
James Q. Wilson
Is America an Exceptional Democracy?
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Friday, May 2, 2008

Summer 2008

Conference: Secularism and the Enlightenment
Participants: John Alcorn, Trinity College; Allan Arkush, State University of New York; Alice Behnegar, Boston College; Nasser Behnegar, Boston College; Dean DiSpalatro, Concordia University; Brian J. Glenn, Emerson College; Jeffrey High, California State University, Long Beach; David Janssens, Tilburg University; Jean Marc Kehres, Trinity College; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; John T. Scott, University of California, Davis; Benjamin Story, Furman University; and George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College.
Panel I: Lynch on Machiavelli; Alcorn on Leopardi; and DiSpalatro on Bayle's Machiavellianism.
Panel II: Minkov on Bacon's Essays; N. Behnegar on Locke on Property; and Glenn on "Origins of Commercial Insurance."
Panel III: Story on Montaigne's Essays; Scott on Rousseau's "Confession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar"; and Kehres on Diderot's "Entretien d'un philosophe avec la maréchale."
Panel IV: Janssens on "The Spinoza Controversy in Germany: Jacobi and Lessing"; Arkush on Mendelssohn's Jerusalem; and High on Schiller's "The Gods of Greece."
Panel V: Lerner on Franklin's Autobiography; Thomas on Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance; and A. Behnegar on Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
Also sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC).
Founders' Room, Bauer Center
Monday-Wednesday, June 16-18, 2008