Associate Director and Post-Doctoral Fellow Added to Forum Staff, New Program Coordinator
The Tocqueville Forum is pleased to announce the addition of two new members of our staff, an Associate Director, who will oversee the day to day operations of the Forum, and our first Jack Miller Post-Doctoral Fellow. Steven J. Brust will serve as our first Associate Director. Steven comes to us from The Catholic University of America where he was a Visiting Professor teaching political theory. In addition to his academic background in philosophy and politics, he has worked as Administrative Director for a non-profit public interest law firm and as a Business and Project Manager for other organizations. As Associate Director, Steven will help plan, organize and direct the operations and events of the Tocqueville Forum, furthering its overall growth in order to fulfill its mission to educate students, alumni, faculty and interested members of the greater Washington D.C. community about the founding principles of the United States and the two main roots of American democracy, Western political philosophy and the Judeo-Christian Biblical tradition. We are glad to welcome him aboard.
Former Forum graduate fellow Brian Smith will continue working with us as our inaugural Jack Miller Postdoctoral Fellow. A political theorist, Brian earned his doctorate in Government from Georgetown University in July 2008. In the 2008-9 Academic Year, Brian will teach courses in the American political tradition and continue to convene the Tocqueville Forum's undergraduate reading group. Supported by a generous donation from the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History, this fellowship will contribute to both the Jack Miller Center and the Tocqueville Forum’s mission to educate undergraduates in the American tradition. The Jack Miller Center is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan educational organization that works with educators in response to requests for resources to strengthen the teaching of America’s founding principles and history.
Finally, beginning in August, the Forum will have a new Program Coordinator. Margaret Perry comes to us from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where she served as Director of Lectures and previously, director of their fellowship programs.