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Western Civilization Institute Encounters 2018

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January 25th

"Did Something go Wrong? Science, Philosophy, and the Fate of Reason in Islam"

Featuring John Walbridge, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University

gary morson interivew

February 8th

"Who Cares About the Scientific Revolution?"

Featuring Peter Dear, Professor of History and of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University 

gary morson interivew

February 22th

"Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Roots of American Power"

Featuring Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at New York University 

gary morson interivew

March 22th

"Ancient Greek and Chinese Poetry"

Featuring Alexander Beecroft, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at New York University 

gary morson interivew

April 5th

"William Shakespeare and the Roots of Western Civilization"

Featuring Paul Cantor, Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Viriginia

gary morson interivew

April 19th

"James Madison: The Founder of American Founding"

Featuring James Ceaser, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia

gary morson interivew

September 6th

"The Political Economy of Terrorism: Economic Freedom as the Counter-Measure"

Featuring Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley
Academic Director and the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education of The Fund for American Studies

Anne Bradley  interivew

September 13th 

"Conscience: the Basis of Liberty, Character, and Civilization"

Featuring William B. Allen, Emeritus Dean and Professor, Michigan State University and current Visiting Professor of Conservative Thought and Policy, University of Colorado

William Allen

September 19th

"Lost Causes and Impossible Loyalties: An Apology for the Middle Ages"

Featuring Bruce Brasington, Professor of History at West Texas A&M University

Bruce brasington

October 4th 

"State and Faith in Iran: Recent History as a Key to Understanding the Present"

Featuring Jamsheed Choksy, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington

Jamsheed choksy

October 15th 

"Qatar: Maverick of the Middle East"

Featuring Former United States Ambassador of Qatar Chase Untermeyer

chase untermeyer

October 24th 

"Political Hero Worship: Intellectuals, Non-Intellectuals and the Problems of Modernity"

Featuring Paul Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul Hollander

November 27th 

"The Case for Colonialism"

Featuring Bruce Gilley, Professor of Political Science, Portland State University

Bruce Gilley