Yuval Levin Tocqueville Furman University Rescheduled for October 9, 5:00pm
Johns Hall 101

Yuval Levin

"Like the Leaves of Sybil: Burke and Tocqueville on Tradition in the Democratic Age"

Yuval Levin is the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC). His areas of specialty include health care, entitlement reform, economic and domestic policy, science and technology policy, political philosophy, and bioethics. Levin's essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a contributing editor of National Review and author of several books, including Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy, and, most recently, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Left and Right. Levin is also the founding editor of National Affairs magazine and a senior editor of EPPC's journal The New Atlantis. Before joining EPPC, he served on the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. His work focused on health care as well as bioethics and culture-of-life issues. Previously he served as executive director of the President's Council on Bioethics, and as a congressional staffer. Levin holds a BA from American University and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

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John Koritansky Tocqueville Furman University April 16, 4:30pm
Johns Hall 101

John Koritansky

"Tocqueville on Civil Religion in America"

John C. Koritansky is professor of political science at Hiram College, where he has taught since 1970. He received his AB degree from Cornell University and his PhD from The University of Chicago. He is the chair of Hiram's Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, a position he has held since the Institute's inaugural year in 2007. Koritansky has written several articles in the areas of American Constitutional law, American political thought and political philosophy. He is also the editor of and major contributor to Public Administration in the United States, a collection of readings dealing with both the history and political theory embedded in American public administration (Focus Publishing, 1999). His book, Alexis de Tocqueville and the New Science of Politics is in its second edition, published by Carolina Academic Press in 2010.

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Christine Henderson Tocqueville Furman University February 26, 4:30pm
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

Christine Henderson

"Progress and Paradox in Tocqueville's Memoir on Pauperism"

Christine Dunn Henderson is senior fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc., a private educational foundation based in Indianapolis. She holds BAs in Government and French Studies from Smith College, and a PhD in political science from Boston College. She is the contributing editor of Seers and Judges: American Literature as Political Philosophy, editor of the forthcoming Tocqueville's Voyages, co-editor (with Mark Yellin) of Joseph Addison's "Cato" and Selected Essays, and co-translator (with Henry Clark) of the forthcoming Encyclopedic Liberty: Political Articles from the "Dictionary" of Diderot and D'Alembert. Her publications and research interests include Tocqueville, Beaumont, French liberalism, and politics and literature.

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Wilfred McClay Tocqueville Furman University April 2, 4:30pm
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

Wilfred McClay

"The Tocquevillean Moment ... and Ours"

Wilfred M. McClay holds the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma. This new position was created to emphasize the importance of both undergraduate teaching and historical and contemporary issues of freedom. He is also a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and senior fellow of the Trinity Forum. McClay has served on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, won the 1995 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history. Among his other books are The Student's Guide to U.S. History; Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America; Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past; and the forthcoming Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Public Life in Modern America. McClay received his BA from St. John's College and his PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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