The Institute aims to bring approximately four to six scholars to campus per year to speak on issues broadly political.

Upcoming Events

Racism: Ignorance or Evil?
Daryl Davis, author of Klan-Destine Relationships
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30-9pm, Hillwood Lecture Hall

Past Events

Beyond Wall Street and People’s Republic – Hegel as the Founder of the Concept of a Welfare State
Dr. Klaus Vieweg, Institute of Philosophy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
3:30pm, Winnick House, The Great Hall

Happiness is Other People: Sympathetic Attachment in the 18th Century
Dr. Michelle Schwarze, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:30-2:00pm, Humanities Hall, Room 119

Political Correctness and Academic Freedom
Dr. William Baumgarth, Fordham University
Friday, April 22, 2016
2:30-5:00pm, Patrons’ Lounge, Tilles Center

Shakespeare and Political Philosophy
Dr. Shawn Welnek and Dr. John Lutz, LIU Post
Thursday, March 31, 2016
12:30-3:30pm, Gold Coast Cinema, Hillwood Commons

Higher Power: Belief and Secularism in Contemporary American Politics
Guest lecturer Harrison Fluss
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
12:30pm-1:50, Winnick House, The Great Hall

The Politics of Place: Montesquieu & the French Enlightenment
Dr. Joshua Bandoch, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thursday, November 5, 2015
12:30pm-1:50, Hillwood Commons, Gold Coast Cinema

Alexander the Great: Militarist or Cosmopolitan
Dr. Michael Soupios, LIU Post
Friday, April 24, 2015
2:30pm-5:00, Great Hall, Winnick House

Divine Providence or Natural Right in Homer’s Iliad?
Dr. Alex Priou, Sarah Lawrence College
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:30pm-1:50, Humanities Hall, Room 119

Making Men Moral: The Efficacy of Moral Education
Dr. Chris W. Surprenant, University of New Orleans
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
12:30pm-1:50, Humanities Hall, Room 119

Philosophy as Practice
Dr. David Sprintzen, LIU Post
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
12:30pm-1:50, Humanities Hall, Room 119

Causes of and Possible Solutions for America’s Economic Woes
Dr. Edward P. Stringham, Fayetteville State University
Monday, March 4, 2013
12:30pm-1:50, Humanities Hall, Room 119