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Election 2016: The Rise of American Populism

Tuesday, 1 November 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Ben Domenech (The Federalist)

Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. He was previously a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute; editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture; and a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He co-founded Redstate and co-hosted Coffee & Markets, an award-winning economic podcast. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason and GQ. He appears regularly on FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and CBS's Face the Nation.

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Silencing Free Speech

Thursday, 22 September 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Kimberley A. Strassel (Wall Street Journal)

Kimberley A. Strassel is a member of Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, based in Washington. Since 2007 she has written the Potomac Watch column. She joined the editorial page in 1999 as an assistant editorial features editor for The Wall Street Journal after covering real estate for Journal's news pages and spending four years in London writing about technology for the Wall Street Journal Europe. She joined the Editorial Board in 2005. Strassel is a graduate of Princeton University.

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Constitution Day Lecture: Abraham Lincoln & the Problem of 'Towering Genius'

Thursday, 15 September 2016
7:30 PM | Tupper Hall 304

Steven Smith (Yale University)

Steven Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at Yale University, where he has taught since 1984. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Smith has written or edited more than half a dozen books, including Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism (1989), Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity (1997), Spinoza’s Book of Life (2003), Reading Leo Strauss (2006), and The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss (2009) and Political Philosophy (2012). His most recent book, published by Yale University Press, is Modernity and its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow (2016).

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The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Judith Miller (Manhattan Institute)

Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a City Journal contributing editor, a best-selling author, and a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times. In 2002, Miller was part of a small team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for her January 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. That same year, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book Germs. She is the author of five books, including her memoir, The Story: A Reporter's Journey (2015).

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Attention as a Cultural Problem

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Matthew B. Crawford (University of Virginia)

Matthew Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He earned his BA in physics from UC-Santa Barbara and his PhD in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has published articles on ancient Greek philosophy, neuroscience and the philosophy of science and has written regularly for The New Atlantis. His books include Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (Penguin, 2009) and The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).

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