Salvatori Center Speakers and Conferences
2010-2011


Fall 2010

Jeffrey Bergner
Ph. D. Political Philosophy
Princeton University
The Rhetoric and Reality of the Obama Administration
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

William Kristol
Founder and Editor
The Weekly Standard
The Future of American Politics:
Obama, the Tea Party,
and the 2010 and 2012 Elections

Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Matt Crawford
Author and Research Fellow at Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
University of Virginia
The Case for Working with Your Hands
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday Sept 27, 2010

Peter Skerry
Professor of Political Science
Boston College
Will Muslims Be Loyal Americans?
Roberts North 15
Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Spring 2011

Leo Strauss Conference
Leo Strauss’s Revival of Medieval Political Philosophy
Participants: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; William Kristol, The Weekly Standard; Steven Lenzner, Claremont McKenna College; Ralph Lerner, University of Chicago; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; James Nichols, Claremont McKenna College; Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago; Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital Management; Bernhardt Trout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 10 – 11, 2011
Heggblade Conference Room and President’s Library

Randy Barnett
Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University Law Center
Turning Citizens into Subjects: 
Why the Individual Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Roberts North Room 15

Shakespeare Lecture Series
Dr. Michael Platt, George Wythe University
A Fourth Wonder: Shakespeare Without God or Gods?
Monday, March 7, 2011
Davidson’s Hall

Dr. John Alvis, University of Dallas
Shakespeare’s British History Plays
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Claremont Graduate University Founders Room
Co-sponsored:  CGU School of Politics & Economics, Graduate Student Council, Transdisciplinary Studies Program, The Henry Salvatori Center

William Voegeli
Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books
In a Blue State: Can the Political Economy of
Activist Government Be Sustained?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Bauer Center 24

Workshop: Kant on Morality and Religion?
Allan Arkush, SUNY Binghamton;  Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Michael Gillespie, Duke University; Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; Joseph Knippenberg, Oglethorpe University; James Kreines, Claremont McKenna College; Steven Lenzner, Claremont McKenna College; Christopher Lynch, Carthage College; Christopher Nadon, Claremont McKenna College; James Nichols, Claremont McKenna College; John Scott, UC Davis; Susan Shell, Boston College; Arthur Shuster, Claremont McKenna College; Phillip Wodzinski, Thomas Aquinas
April 1 – 2, 2011
Heggblade Conference Room

The Great Debate: The US, Israel, and a Changing Middle East
A Debate featuring
Michael Singh, Senior Middle East Advisor to President Bush
and Robert Malley, Sr Middle East Advisor to President Clinton
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College
Co-Sponsored: Pomona Student Union, The Henry Salvatori Center

Jennifer Burns
History Professor University of Virginia
Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith, and Politics
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Conference:  The Future of Social Conservatism
Participants: Gerard Alexander, University of Virginia; James Ault, Author & Documentary Filmmaker; Martha Bayles, Boston College;  Andrew Busch, Claremont McKenna College; Zachary Courser, Claremont McKenna College (Washington Program); Josh Dunn, University of Colorado; Gaston Espinosa, Claremont McKenna College; Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College; Ken Miller, Claremont McKenna College; Edward Larson, Pepperdine College; Andrew Sabl, UCLA; Jon Shields, Claremont McKenna College; Peter Skerry, Boston College;
John Skrentny, UCSD; David Swartz, Asbury College
May 20 – 21, 2011
Bauer Center Board Room