Live Ideas Lecture Series

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The Live Ideas Lecture Series is sponsored by the Primary Texts Certificate and the Redbud Foundation. Speakers in the series focus on primary texts that can inspire us and help us better understand our world. Our series is open to the public.

Upcoming Lecturers

Spring 2023 Lecturer Announcement Coming Soon!


Previous Lecturers

Vanya Eftimova Bellinger Assistant Professor of Strategy and Security at the United States Air Force Air University, "The Other Clausewitz: Marie von Clausewitz and the Making of On War."

Michelle Schwarze, Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, “The Upside of Resentment: Adam Smith on Recognizing Injustice.”

Brandon Turner, Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, "Mandeville's Fable of the Bees and the Twitterverse."

Patrick Deneen, Professor of Political Science at University of Notre Dame, "The Crisis of Liberalism and the Way Forward"

Daniel Kapust, Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Machiavelli and the Fate of the Imperial Republics."

Dennis Rasmussen, Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Science at Tufts University, "Adam Smith and the Problem with Inequality"

Fred Neuhouser, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, April 19, 2018 "Rousseau and Economic Inequality."

Khalil Habib, Associate Professor, Director of the Pell Honors Program at Salve Regina University, spoke on "Ibn Khaldun and the Golden Age of Islamic Philosophy."