Events & News
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Join us as Graham E. Fuller and Robert A. Pape discuss ISIS, the latest threat to stability in the Middle East, and the absence of leadership in a region that has been embroiled in war, revolution, and racial persecution. Fuller is currently Adjunct Professor of History at Simon Fraser University after an esteemed career with the CIA, the National Intelligence Council, and the RAND Corporation. He is an expert on political Islam and the geopolitics of the Muslim world. Fuller is joined by Robert A. Pape, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specializing in international security affairs.
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
Robert Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at New York University Law School, where he serves on the advisory board of the Center for Law and Philosophy. In his new book, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, Howse provides new readings of Strauss's confrontation with fascist/Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, his debate with Alexandre Kojève about philosophy and tyranny, and his works on Machiavelli and Thucydides and examines Strauss's lectures on Kant's Perpetual Peace and Grotius's Rights of War and Peace. Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration,Howse provides an analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence and in stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favorably disposed to international law and skeptical of imperialism – a critic of radical ideologies (right and left) who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when philosophers and intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence.
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