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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Year in Review

Thank you for joining us during the 2013-2014 academic year. Please check back throughout the summer for updates on next year's events. We hope to see you in September!

2013-2014 Featured Events

April 3: "The NSA & Privacy"
General Michael Hayden v. Barton Gellman
8:00-10:00 pm, Mary Graydon Center 2 - 5

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Watch Bart Gellman Debate Gen. Michael Hayden

Camille Paglia vs. Jane Flax: "Gender Roles: Nature or Nurture?"

The mission of the Political Theory Institute (PTI) is to encourage the serious study of the great questions of political theory and to bring the insights of political theorists to bear on current issues and events.

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Director Alan Levine


A specialist in the history of Western political thought, Professor Levine's teaching and research interests include the theoretical principles of the United States, the concept of "America," and ancient, renaissance, modern, and postmodern political theory.

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2012-2013 Highlights:

View videos of our Janus Forum Debates on Gay Marriage (Rauch v. Raimondo), the 2012 Election (Kristol v. Galston), and U.S. Foreign Policy (Preble v. Fly). Watch each of the three panels of our conference on the "Morality of Capitalism." Review a list of our 2012-2013 lectures and speakers.