The Wednesday Night Series 2012
During the summer, the Graduate Institute hosts a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. This series is intended to bring the entire St. John’s community—current Graduate Institute students, undergraduates who have remained in the area during the summer, tutors, alumni, and indeed all friends of the College—together to cultivate the spirit of thoughtfulness and inquiry that binds us together. The series will start June 20 and run through August 1.
All events will be held in the Great Hall of McDowell Hall.
June 20: Jeff J.S. Black, "Everyone Sees How You Appear; Few Touch What You Are: Machiavelli on Human Nature"
June 27: William T. Braithwaite, Anita L. Kronsberg, William Pastille, John Verdi, "What is 'Political Speech'?: A Panel Discussion of Some Recent First Amendment Cases"
July 4: Michael W. Grenke, "The Problem of Socrates"
July 11: Steven Gimbel, "Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion"
July 18: David Levy, "Eros and Rhetoric in the Phaedrus"
July 25: Paul Wilford, "A Look at Kantian Theodicy: Rational Faith and the Idea of History"
August 1: Lise van Boxel, "Courage, Insight, Sympathy, Solitude: The Genealogy of the Noble Type in 'Part Nine' of Beyond Good and Evil"