Scholars Workshops

-Upcoming Workshops-


Separated Powers in the Democratic Soul: Plato, Tocqueville, Dewey and Babbitt on Liberal Learning.

Luke Foster

Monday, September 23rd at 12:00 PM.

Lunch will be served.

Abigail Adams Institute

14 Arrow Street Suite G10

Cambridge, MA 02138


-Past Presentations-


The ‘Practical Man’ of Spain and the Novatores of the Late Seventeenth Century

Rich Lizardo

Friday, June 14th

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The Philosopher of FOMO: Tocqueville and the Paradoxes of Digital Individualism

Rory Schacter Ph. D.

Thursday, June 13th

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Tocqueville's and J.S. Mill's thoughts on liberalism and empire

Heather Pangle Ph. D.

Wednesday, June 5th

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A house divided? Marriage, divorce, and the family in the moral economy of Adam Smith. 

Sarah Gustafson

Friday May 31st

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Love and the Path of Ascent

Matthew T. Lee Ph. D.

Thursday May 30th

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Abstraction in Motion: A Choreographic Approach to Modernism

Cécile Guédon Ph. D.

Assistant Professor in French and European Studies at UCLA

Visiting Lecturer in Theater, Dance, and Media at Harvard University

Tuesday May 28th


The Neoliberalization of Relationships

Aaron M. Renn

Friday April 5th

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Adam Smith and Edmund Burke on Commerce, Virtue, and the Limits of Empire.

Gregory Collins, Ph. D.

Department of Political Science

Yale University

Friday March 29th

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How Can China Get Out of Cycle of Dynasties? A Tocquevillian Perspective

Jianxun Wang, Ph. D.

Friday March 22nd

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The Future for Beauty: Recovering from the Cultural Hangover of the 20th Century

-Ian Corbin-

Friday March 15th

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Freedom and the Market in the Conservative Mind: the Political Thought of the American Whig Party

Professor Alex Zakaras

Friday March 8th

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Gay is the Opposite of Fundamentalist: Symbolic Sympathy among American Elites

Professor Darel Paul

Friday February 15th

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Music and the End of History: Theodor Adorno’s Philosophy of Music

Dr. George Harne

Thursday February 7th

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“In the Beginning was a Crime”: Power and Politics in Arendt, Foucault, and the Apocalypse 

-J. David Franks Ph. D

Tuesday December 11th

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Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict - How An Evolving Political Concept Can Redefine Just War

-Dr. Esha Senchaudhuri

Friday November 9th

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Michel Henry's Philosophy of Work: Labor Between Life and the World - Jeff Hanson Ph.D

Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, Research Associate in Philosophy

Friday October 26th

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Winston Churchill’s “The River War” - Dr. James Muller

Department of Political Science, University of Alaska Anchorage

Friday October 12th

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Patterns of Lawmaking during Crisis - Dr. Wolf von Laer

CEO Students for Liberty

Friday, September 7th 

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Hume, Kant and The National Economy - Fr. Jeffrey Langan Ph.D.

Friday, April 6th at 12:15pm at Our Offices

Fr. Jeffrey Langan Ph.D. was ordained a priest in 2015, however, prior to his vocational shift he taught at Notre Dame and was later appointed the Chair of the Department of Liberal Studies at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame. He holds two Ph.D.s in political theory and has published a book on the influence of the French Revolution on pivotal thinkers such as Immanuel Kant and John Adams and has a forthcoming book on Pope Pius VI and his confrontation of the French Revolution.

In this talk (below) Fr. Langan guides us through the history of political economy from the perspective of Heinrich Pesch S.J.