The American Polity
This student-run conference was a joint project with the James Madison Program of Princeton University.
William Kristol, Guest Speaker, Editor, The Weekly Standard
Jeffrey Long, Georgetown University '11
Eric Wind, Georgetown University '09
Tweedy Flanigan, Georgetown University '09
Michael Brown, Georgetown University '08
T. Wyatt Yankus, Princeton University '09
The first panel featured student presentations by Long on "Edmund Burke and the Bedrock of American Conservatism", by Wind on "Turner's Thesis and America's Cultural Identity in a Global Age", and by Flanigan on "John Rawls and Allan Bloom". The second panel featured student presentations by Brown on "Tocqueville's Democracy in America: Reflections on the Future of the European Union" and Yankus on "Separate and Dissimilar Bodies: The Senate, the House, and the 17th Amendment”. As guest speaker, Kristol answered student questions ranging from his background in political philosophy, the future of conservatism in America, and analysis of the current election. The conference was organized by Forum Student Fellow, Randal Drew (SFS '10).
April 5, 2008 -- Philodemic Room