Events

Past Events

Fellows Dinner | 25 April 2014

Spring Fellows Dinner

Fellows Colloquium | 25 April 2014

Spring Fellows Colloquium

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IASC Seminar Series | 18 April 2014

Ned O'Gorman

Eisenhower, Little Rock, and the Neoliberal Imaginary

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Afternoon Tea | 16 April 2014

Fellows Afternoon Tea

Fellows Workshop | 28 March 2014

Led by Joshua Yates

Fellows Workshop

Seminar | 21 March 2014

Stephen Vaisey (Duke, Sociology)

IASC Seminar Series - "Sociology of Morality"

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Lecture | 5 March 2014

Martha Bayles (Boston College)

Public Lecture - "Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad"

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Seminar | 28 February 2014

Richard Sennett (NYU, LSE)

IASC Seminar Series - "The Culture of the New Capitalism"

Lecture | 27 February 2014

Richard Sennett (NYU, LSE; Sociology)

Public Lecture - "The Open City"

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Seminar | 21 February 2014

Thomas Pfau (Duke, English)

IASC Seminar Series - "Minding the Modern"

Lecture | 20 February 2014

Thomas Pfau (Duke, English)

Public Lecture - "Plenitude: Harvesting Images in Tolstoy and Hopkins”

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Seminar | 7 February 2014

Philip Gorski (Yale, Sociology)

IASC Seminar Series - "Critical Realism"

Lecture | 6 February 2014

Philip Gorski (Yale, Sociology)

Public Lecture - "Prophetic Republicanism: The Civil Religious Tradition in American History"

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| 12 December 2013

IASC Holiday Party

Seminar | 18 November 2013

John Stackhouse (Regent, Theology & Culture)

IASC Seminar Series - "Why 'Tolerance' is Better than 'Affirmation': Toward Realistic Concepts of Liberty, Diversity, Dignity, and the Common Good"

Fellows Workshop | 15 November 2013

Led by Chad Wellmon

"Cultural Critique and its Limits"

Seminar | 8 November 2013

Mark Edmundson (UVa, English)

Liberal Learning and the Research University: A Conversation with Mark Edmundson

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Seminar | 1 November 2013

Carl Bowman (IASC)

IASC Seminar Series - "Family Culture"

Seminar | 18 October 2013

Will Walldorf (Wake Forest, Political Science)

IASC Seminar Series - "To Shape Our World for Good"

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Seminar | 11 October 2013

Jonathan Rieder (Columbia, Sociology)

IASC Seminar Series - "Gospel of Freedom"

Lecture | 10 October 2013

Jonathan Rieder (Columbia, Sociology)

Public Lecture - "The Prophet Unbound: From Diplomacy to 'Telling the Man' in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'Letter From Birmingham Jail'"

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Fellows Workshop | 27 September 2013

Led by Joshua J. Yates

"Culture as Meaning & Moral Order"

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Lecture | 19 September 2013

Abigail Saguy (UCLA, Sociology)

Public Lecture - "What's Wrong with Fat?"

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Colloquium | 6 September 2013

Stephen Macekura, James Mumford, Jeff Guhin, & Paul Nedelisky

Fellows Fall Colloquium

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Workshop | 3 May to 4 May 2013

Culture and Catastrophe

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Seminar | 5 April 2013

Leonidas Donskis (Vytautas Magnus University, Philosophy)

Institute Seminar Series - "Modernity and Evil"

Lecture | 4 April 2013

Leonidas Donskis (Vytautas Magnus University, Philosophy)

Thursday Lecture - "Modernity and Evil"

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Conference | 27 March to 29 March 2013

The Present Challenges and Believable Futures of Liberal Democracy

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Seminar | 22 March 2013

Allan Boesak (Stellenbosch University, Theology)

Institute Seminar Series - "Deification, Demonization, and Reconciliation in South Africa: Will the Center Hold?"

Lecture | 21 March 2013

Allan Boesak (Stellenbosch University, Theology)

"Deification, Demonization, and Reconciliation in South Africa: Will the Center Hold?"

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Seminar | 14 March 2013

João Carlos Espada (Catholic University of Portugal, Political Studies)

Institute Seminar Series - "European Disintegratrion? The Sources of Extremism"

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Seminar | 1 March 2013

Sarah Igo (Vanderbilt University, History)

Institute Seminar Series - “Privacy”

Lecture | 28 February 2013

Sarah Igo (Vanderbilt University, History)

Thursday Lecture - "The Beginnings of the 'End of Privacy' in the Modern U.S."

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Seminar | 22 February 2013

Michael Barnett (The George Washington University, International Affairs and Political Science)

Institute Seminar Series - "Global Humanitarianism"

Lecture | 21 February 2013

Michael Barnett (The George Washington University, International Affairs and Political Science)

Thursday Lecture - "Can Humanitarianism Survive Globalization"

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Seminar | 15 February 2013

John Zammito (Rice University, History)

Institute Seminar Series - "Normativity and/in Nature: Why Think Them Together"

Lecture | 14 February 2013

John Zammito (Rice University, History)

Thursday Lecture - “Naturalism and the Claims of Philosophy to Authoritative Knowledge”

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Lecture | 1 February 2013

Leon Botstein (Bard College, President)

Friday Lecture - "Resisting Complacency, Fear and the Philistine: Modernization, Tradition, and the University"

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Seminar | 7 December 2012

Colin Bird (U.Va., Political Philosophy, Policy & Law)

Institute Seminar Series - “Humanism and Dignity”

Conference | 15 November 2012

Culture of American Families Conference

Culture of American Families Conference

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Seminar | 9 November 2012

Allan Megill (UVa, History)

Institute Seminar Series - “History, Theoreticism, and the Limits of ‘the Postsecular’”

Seminar | 26 October 2012

Jennifer Rubenstein (UVa, Politics)

Institute Seminar Series - “Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGO’s”

Lecture | 8 October 2012

E.J. Dionne

Lecture in collaboration with The Miller Center

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Seminar | 8 October 2012

E.J. Dionne

Seminar in collaboration with The Miller Center

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Colloquia | 28 September 2012

Krishan Kumar (UVa, Sociology)

Institute Seminar Series - “The Return of Civilization – and of Arnold Toynbee?”

Seminar | 14 September 2012

Alon Confino (UVA, History)

Institute Seminar Series - “A World Without Jews”

Colloquium | 7 September 2012

Dan Turello, Ben Snyder, William Hasselberger, Matt Crawford

Fellows Fall Colloquium

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Symposium | 6 June to 7 June 2012

The Global Culture Project

Citizenship and the Good World

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Public Lecture | 19 April 2012

Michael Ignatieff

Reimagining a Global Ethic

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Conference | 19 April to 21 April 2012

Organized by Joshua J. Yates

Globalization and the Common Good

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Public Lecture | 1 December 2011

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Philip Rieff and the Question of the Inner Life

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Public Lecture | 17 November 2011

Hans Joas

The Sacredness of the Person: On the Origins of Human Rights

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Conference | 4 November 2011

Organized by Neslihan Cevik

Roundtable on Turkey

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Public Lecture | 3 May 2011

Ashley Berner

Re-Visiting American Education

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2011

Karen Guth

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2011

Amy Gilbert Richards

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2011

Jeffrey Dill

Fellows Interview

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Public Lecture | 24 March 2011

John Meyer

Actors and Organizations as Cultural Forms in World Society

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Public Lecture | 10 February 2011

Chad Wellmon

Why Google Isn't Making Us Stupid

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Conference | 29 January 2011

Organized by Slavica Jakelic

Secularism in the Late Modern Age

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Public Lecture | 29 January 2011

Kevin Schultz

Secularism is Good for Religion: The Case of Cold War America

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Public Lecture | 29 January 2011

Jocelyne Cesari

Secularization, Modernization, and Democratization Revisited: The Case of Political Islam

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Public Lecture | 2 December 2010

Christopher Eberle

The Soldier's Rationale

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Public Lecture | 16 November 2010

Edward J.K. Gitre

Boredom in the Late Modern World

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Public Lecture | 11 November 2010

Leora Batnitzy

The Priorities of Love and Justice: Some Reflections on Judaism, Christianity, and the Question of Human Anthropology

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Art Exhibit | 6 November to 30 November 2010

Karen Parker Lears

The Artwork of Karen Parker Lears

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Public Lecture | 28 October 2010

Jean Porter

Beyond Self-Sacrifice: The Recovery of Political Virtue

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Public Lecture | 21 October 2010

Jeremy Waldron

Rescuing Impersonality: The Myth of Mrs. Jellyby

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Public Lecture | 11 October to 13 October 2010

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Difference and Democracy in the Post-Secular World

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Public Lecture | 30 September 2010

John Brewer

Compromise after Conflict

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Public Lecture | 16 September 2010

M. Cathleen Kaveny

Love, Law, and Justice: The Strange 'Divorce' Case of Watts v. Watts

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2010

David Franz

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2010

Geoffrey Claussen

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2010

Matthew Mutter

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2010

Ryan McDermott

Fellows Interview

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Public Lecture | 26 April 2010

John M. Owen, IV

What History Teaches Us About Radical Islam

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Public Lecture | 5 April 2010

Thomas Brudholm

The Anatomy of Hatred

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Conference | 1 April 2010

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Richard Bernstein, and Susannah Gottlieb

Reading Hannah Arendt for the 21st Century

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Public Lecture | 18 March 2010

Jeffrie Murphy

The Case of Dostoevsky's General—Reflections on Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Public Lecture | 23 February 2010

Nicholas Wolterstorff

The Use and Uselessness of Art

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Public Lecture | 12 February 2010

Craig Calhoun

From Common Humanity to Humanitarian Obligation: Suffering Strangers, Progress, and Emergencies

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Public Lecture | 2 February 2010

Regina Schwartz

Loving Justice

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Public Lecture | 18 November 2009

Adam Seligman

Modernity and Sincerity: Problem and Paradox

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Public Lecture | 20 October 2009

Matthew Crawford

Shop Class as Soulcraft

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Collectivistic Religions | 29 July 2009

Slavica Jakelic

Interview with IASC Faculty Member Slavica Jakelic

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Interview | 29 July 2009

Slavica Jakelic

Collectivistic Religions

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Public Lecture | 19 May 2009

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Beyond Tolerance: Honoring Deep Difference in the Late-Modern World

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2009

Wilson Brissett

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2009

Andrew Witmer

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2009

Christopher McKnight Nichols

Fellows Interview

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2009

Scott Nesbit

Fellows Interview

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Public Lecture | 1 April 2009

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights

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Public Lecture | 5 February 2009

Rob Riemen

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Faith, Art, and Truth in the 21st Century

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Public Lecture | 3 February 2009

Charles Mathewes

American Faith: Going Strong, Going Down, or Going to the Mall?

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Interview | 1 November 2008

Theda Skocpol

Citizenship

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Public Lecture | 2 October 2008

Jean Bethke Elshtain

The Myth of the Sovereign Self

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Public Lecture | 22 September 2008

Felicia Wu Song

Bowling Alone, or Online Together?

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Public Lecture | 12 May 2008

James Davidson Hunter

Understanding Difference

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IASC Fellows Interviews | 1 May 2008

Justin Neuman

Fellows Interview

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Public Lecture | 28 February 2008

Jonathan Judaken

Rethinking the "New Antisemitism" in a Global Age

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Public Lecture | 25 January 2008

James Bryant

Human Flourishing in W. E. B. DuBois’ Late Sociological Imagination

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Public Lecture | 1 November 2007

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Love and Justice

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Public Lecture | 1 November 2007

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Lova and Justice

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Public Lecture | 29 October 2007

John M. Owen, IV

Islam and Politics in Europe and America

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Conference | 5 March 2007

Richard Bernstein, Sarah Coakley, Russell Hittinger, Oliver O’Donovan, Charles Reid, Miroslav Volf, Chris Eberle, and Paul Weithman

Justice

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Reading | 2 February 2007

U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall

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Public Lecture | 8 November 2006

Adam Michnik

Democracies, Dictatorships, and Intellectuals

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Interview | 1 October 2006

Arthur Kleinman

Hedgehog Review Interview with Arthur Kleinman

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Public Lecture | 7 September 2006

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami

Religion and Politics

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Colloquia | 15 March 2006

Telling Suffering: Pain, Trouble, Trauma, and Their Stories

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Conference | 29 January 2006

José Casanova, Talal Asad, and Pippa Norris

After Secularization

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Conference | 12 October 2005

Thrift and American Culture

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Conference | 1 June to 3 June 2005

The Vienna Conferences

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Colloquia | 31 March 2005

Joseph Epstein, Wendy Kaminer, and Loren Glass

Celebrity Culture

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Public Lecture | 20 October to 21 October 2004

David Brooks, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Todd Gitlin, and John Searle

Discourse and Democracy

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Colloquia | 2 April to 3 April 2004

The Fate of the Arts

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Reading | 2 April 2004

Adam Zagajewski

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Public Lecture | 18 November 2003

Khaled Abou El Fadl, René Girard, Danièle Hervieu-Léger, and Mark Juergensmeyer

Religion, Justice, and Violence

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Colloquia | 13 February to 10 April 2003

The Commodification of Everything

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Public Lecture | 3 November 2002

Lionel Jospin, Samuel Huntington, and Robert Kaplan

America in the World

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Colloquia | 7 February to 28 March 2002

Technology and the Human Person

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Interview | 1 July 2001

Sander Gilman

The Body and Being Human

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Colloquia | 1 February to 15 February 2001

Exploring the Possibilities of Pragmatism

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Colloquia | 2 March to 4 April 2000

What's the University For?

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Colloquia | 21 January to 13 April 1999

Diversity Reconsidered

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Colloquia | 12 November to 1 March 1997

The Question of Evil

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Colloquia | 18 October to 27 February 1996

The Problem of Identity

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Conference | 15 September 1996

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Michael Sandel, Richard Sennett, John Gray, Lawrence Friedman, Neil Postman, William Galston, John Patrick Diggins, and Richard Merelman

Democracy on Trial

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Holiday Gathering | 31 December 1969

IASC Holiday Gathering

| 31 December 1969

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