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Western Civilization Lectures Series—2013

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November 21

Global Governance vs. the Liberal Democratic Nation-State

Dr. Tonio Andrade - Lecture November 5, 2013

Featuring Dr. John Fonte, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute

November 5

The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West

Dr. Tonio Andrade - Lecture November 5, 2013

Featuring Dr. Tonio Andrade, Professor of History, Emory University

September 5

Claiming Cleopatra: Race and the Study of Classical Antiquity

Dr. Denise E. McCoskey - Lecture September 5, 2013

Featuring Dr. Denise E. McCoskey, Professor of Classics and Affiliate in Black World Studies, Miami University, Event cosponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

April 30

The Integrity of Science: What It Means, Why It Matters

Dr. Susan Haack - Lecture April 30, 2013

Featuring Dr. Susan Haack, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Law, University of Miami, moderated by Dr. Stephen H. Balch, Director. Event cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

March 27

Why the West Rules —For Now:
The Patterns of the Past, and What They Reveal About the Future

Dr. Ian Morris - Lecture 27 March 2013

Featuring Dr. Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Stanford University, moderated by Dr. Stephen H. Balch, Director. Event cosponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

March 5

The Rise of Religious Toleration in the West

Dr. Alan Charles Kors - Lecture 5 March 2013

Featuring Dr. Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, moderated by Dr. Stephen H. Balch, Director.

February 21

Literature Looks at Commerce:
How Poets and Novelists Have Seen the World of Business

Frederick Turner - Lecture 21 February 2013

Featuring Frederick Turner, Founders Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, Dr. Bruce Clarke, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science, moderated by Dr. Stephen H. Balch, Director. Event cosponsored by the Department of English.