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Religious Freedom and Liberalism's Origins

Thursday, 12 October 2017
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Jeffrey Collins (Queen's University, Canada)

Jeffrey R. Collins is an Associate Professor of History at Queen's. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1999 and served, for three years, as a Harper Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. He has published numerous articles on early modern religion, politics, and political thought, and is regular book reviewer for publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Times Literary Supplement. His first book, The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes, was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. He is currently writing a second book on early modern religious conflict and the origins of liberal political order.

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Shakespeare, Rome and the American Republic

Monday, 2 October 2017
7:30 PM | Alden Library 311j (Friends of the Library Room)

Paul Cantor (University of Virginia)

Paul Cantor is Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He received both his BA and PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of seven books, on subjects ranging from Shakespeare, Romanticism, Austrian economics and pop culture. His most recent book is Shakespeare's Roman Trilogy: The Twilight of the Ancient World (Chicago, 2017).

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Conference: Freedom of Speech, 1550-1850

7–8 April 2017
9:00 AM–5:15 PM | Multicultural Center (Baker University Center 205)

This conference will consider the history of the freedom of speech, 1550– 1850. Debora Shuger (UCLA), Ann Thomson (European University Institute), David Womersley (Oxford) and David Como (Stanford) will deliver plenary lectures.

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F.A. Hayek: Life and Legacy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Bruce Caldwell (Duke University)

Bruce Caldwell is Research Professor of Economics and director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing his undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary. Since 2002, he has served as the general editor of the book series, The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek, published by the University of Chicago Press. He has written two books, edited ten others and published more than six dozen refereed articles and nearly two dozen more book chapters. Caldwell's lecture is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum and the Wealth and Poverty Theme.

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Radical Declaration: The Founders' Case for Strong Government

Thursday, 23 February 2017
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Steven Pincus (Yale University)

Steven Pincus is Bradford Durfee Professor of History and co-director of CHESS at Yale University. He received his PhD from Harvard University, after completing his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Protestantism and Patriotism: Ideologies and the Making of English Foreign Policy, 1650-1688 (Cambridge, 1996) and 1688: The First Modern Revolution (Yale, 2009). His latest book is The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders' Case for an Activist Government (Yale, 2016).

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