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ADDITIONAL COLLOQUIA Schedule of Speakers (Fall 2012)

Paper Title

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.





Woodburn 101

Patrick Deneen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and Frank Potenziani Chair of Constitutional Studies

Co-sponsors: Tocqueville, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, Delaware, and Ostrom Workshop

The Conservative Case Against the Constitution

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Woodburn 218

Tracy Strong, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Co-sponsors: Tocqueville Program, Department of Political Science, and Center for the Theoretical Inquiry in Humanities

The political consequences of the moral point of view in Nietzsche and Weber

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.


Ostrom Workshop/ Tocqueville Room

Olivier Zunz, Commonwealth Professor of History,  University of Virginia, Charlottsville

Co-sponsors: Tocqueville, Center for Philantropy, and Ostrom Workshop

Was Tocqueville Ever American?

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Woodburn 218

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture

Ronald Beiner, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Co-sponsors: Tocqueville, Ostrom Workshop, Horizons of Knowledge, Department of Political Science, Department of Religious Studies, Department of French and Italian, Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, Department of Germanic Studies, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, The Poynter Center

Civil Religion: A Window into Perennial Themes of Political Philosophy