Salvatori Center Speakers and Conferences
2009-2010


Fall 2009


Richard Brookhiser
Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative Movement
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steven F. Hayward
The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 19801989
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, October 12, 2009

Hillel Fradkin
What Went Wrong? What Went Right? What’s Next? Reflections on Muslim History and the Modern World
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Leo Strauss Conference
Leo Strauss’s Classic Natural Right Teaching
Participants: Nasser Behnegar, Boston College; Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Ronna C. Burger, Tulane University; James W. Ceaser, University of Virginia; Jenny Strauss Clay; Werner Dannhauser, Ursinus College; Harry V. Jaffa, the Claremont Institute, Claremont McKenna College (Emeritus); Michael S. Kochin, Tel Aviv University; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Steven J. Lenzner, Salvatori Research Fellow; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University; Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; James H. Nichols, Jr., Claremont McKenna College; Adam Schulman, St. John's College Annapolis; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago; Peter A. Thiel, Clarium Capital Management; Bernhardt L. Trout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Thomas G. West, University of Dallas.
Heggblade Conference Room (Curb Family Room) 
Friday-Saturday, December 4-5, 2009




Spring 2010


Ramesh Ponnuru
The Future of Conservatism
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Monday, February 8, 2010

Hadley Arkes
The Strange Past and Future of Prior Restraints
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
4:00-5:30pm

Hadley Arkes
From the Natural Lawyers: A Good Word for Legal Positivism
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, February 18, 2010
4:00-5:30pm

Prof. Leon Craig, University of Alberta
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Seminar with graduate students on “Hamlet’s English Madness”
Friday, February 26, 2010
Lunch with graduate students
Lecture “Horatio and the Pirates: Unravelling Hamlet's Plot”
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library

Peter Berkowitz
Constitutional Conservatism: A Way Forward for a Troubled Political Coalition
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
6:45pm Lecture

Prof. Paul Cantor, University of Virginia
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Seminar with graduate students on von Donnersmarck’s “The Lives of Others”
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Lunch with graduate students
Lecture “Shakespeare's Henry V: A Model King?” 
followed by reception - Board of Trustees Room, Harper Hall, CGU

Wilfred McClay
“What Do Experts Know? Defining and Delimiting the Role of Expertise in Modern Democracy”
Lecture Hall - Bauer Center 34
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
4:00-5:30pm

Joshua Muravchik
“Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East”
Monday, April 12, 2010

Leo Strauss Conference
Leo Strauss's Thoughts on Machiavelli (Part II)
Participants: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Steven J. Lenzner, Claremont McKenna College; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University; Heinrich Meier, University of Chicago; Svetozar Minkov, Roosevelt University; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; Steven B. Smith, Yale University; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago; Peter A. Thiel, Clarium Capital Management; M. Richard Zinman, Michigan State University; Catherine H. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame; and Michael P. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame.
University of Chicago
Thursday-Saturday, April 15-17, 2010

Colloquium: The 14th Amendment & The Constitution
Participants: John Dinan, Wake Forest University; Leslie F. Goldstein, University of Delaware; Benjamin A. Kleinerman, Michigan State University; Michael W. McConnell, Stanford Law School; Jack N. Rakove, Stanford University; James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University; George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College; and Michael P. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame.
Claremont McKenna College
Thursday-Saturday, May 20-22, 2010