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Professor Vasileios Syros: Visions of Empire and the Ideal Urban Organization in the European and Islamic Traditions
Barnum Hall, Room 104
The Department of Political Science and Jonathan M. Tisch College
of Citizenship and Public Service present a Frank C. Colcord Lecture
with Professor Vasileios Syros, Visions of Empire and the Ideal
Urban Organization in the European and Islamic Traditions. The talk
is open to the public and will be held in Barnum Hall, Room 104
(Time TBD). For more information on this event please email
Communication Coordinator for the Department of Political Science.
Vasileios Syros is a Docent at the Universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä and is a past Senior Fellow at The Martin Marty Center for
the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago. His
research focuses on the interaction among Christian, Islamic, and
Jewish traditions of political thought as well as on cross-cultural
encounters in the late medieval and early modern period.
Vasileios Syros is the author of Die Rezeption der aristotelischen
politischen Philosophie bei Marsilius von Padua: Eine Untersuchung
zur ersten Diktion des Defensor pacis (Brill, 2007). His current
projects include two monographs: Marsilus of Padua at the
Intersection of Ancient and Medieval Cultures and Traditions of
Learning (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming spring 2012); and
The Protean Art of Politics: Early Modern Jewish Political Thought
and Skepticism. He has published in a number of international
peer-reviewed journals, including the Bulletin de Philosophie
Médiévale, History of Political Thought, Journal of Early Modern
History, Journal of World History, Medieval Encounters, Philosophy
East & West, Revue des Études Juives, and Viator.
In 2009 Vasileios Syros was appointed editor-in-chief by the Arizona
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies for the series Medieval
Confluences: Studies in the Intellectual History and Comparative
History of Ideas of the Medieval World. He has held teaching and
research appointments at several prestigious institutions, including
the Academy of Finland, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, the
École Pratique des Hautes Études, and in the John U. Nef Committee
on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
Professor Hugh Liebert:
Is There a 'World Elsewhere': The Soldier, The State, and Some Version of Coriolanus
Monday, April 14, 2014
Time and location TBD
The Department of Political Science and the Department
of Classics Present Professor Hugh Liebert, Is There a 'World Elsewhere': The
Soldier, The State, and Some Version of Coriolanus, Monday, April 14 (time
and venue TBD).
On Monday, April 14th Hugh Liebert, Assistant Professor of
American politics, policy, and strategy in the Department of Social Sciences at
the United States Military Academy will present Is There a ‘World Elsewhere'?
The Soldier, the State, and Some Versions of Coriolanus.
Coriolanus is famous for having served, abandoned,
attacked, and reprieved Rome. Since antiquity his story has illustrated
how civil orders both require and fear military men. However, the way in
which Coriolanus' story has been told has changed significantly. Liebert
examines three Coriolani: those of Plutarch's Life, Shakespeare's play,
and Fiennes' movie to consider what they can teach us about the perennial nature
and the present state of civil-military relations.
Liebert is a recent John Marshall visiting research fellow
in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond in
Virginia. Liebert received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.A.
and Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
His primary areas of interest are Greek and Roman political thought and American
politics. He is the co-editor of Executive Power in Theory and Practice,
and has published articles in History of Political Thought and The
Review of Politics. His first book Plutarch's Politics, is
currently under review.
Professor Nils Ringe: Legislative Networks in the U.S.
and the European Union
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Barnum Hall, Room 104
The Department of Political Science Presents a talk with
Professor Nils Ringe, Legislative Networks in the U.S. and the European
Union, Tuesday, April 15th, Barnum Hall, Room 104 (time TBD).
On Tuesday, April 15th Nils Ringe,
Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison will present Legislative Networks in the U.S. and the
European Union. Ringe will introduce the concept of lawmakers'
centrality in legislative co-voting networks as a measure of individual-level
influence. In other words, we use legislators' voting patterns to measure
their social connectedness and, on the basis, examine the structural positions
of individual lawmakers to determine their relative influence. The basis
of this conceptualization of voting as a relational activity is a simple cueing
dynamic where lawmakers follow the lead of particular colleagues when voting on
Ringe's research and teaching
interests are European Union politics, legislatures, political parties, social
networks, and elections.
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Spring 2014 PS-Fletcher Joint Seminar Series
Prof. T.V. Paul: Pakistan: The Warrior State
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Fletcher School, The Murrow Room
The Department of Political Science and The Fletcher School present a PS~Fletcher Joint Seminar.
Prof. T.V. Paul: Pakistan: The Warrior State, Tuesday, April 22nd, The
Fletcher School, The Murrow Room.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Prof. T.V. Paul,
(James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Montréal, Canada), will speak on his
forthcoming book, Pakistan: The Warrior State
(Oxford University Press). Paul specializes and teaches courses in international relations, with an
emphasis on international security, regional security and South Asia. Paul has
authored and edited 15 book (all published through major university presses) and
nearly 55 journal articles or book chapters. The talk will begin at
12noon in the Murrow Room, The Fletcher School, and is open to all political science
faculty, Fletcher faculty, and students.
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