Presentations

I. Paper Presentations

“The Plural Constitutional Community as the Humane Community,” The Nursing Health Services and Policy Research HUB, The University of Pittsburgh, October 27, 2020 (Online)

“Robert Nisbet and the Plural Constitutional Community,” Estoril Political Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, October 21, 2020 (online)

“Democratic Monism and Liberal Pluralism: Dueling Theories of the First Amendment,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 8, 2019

“Plato, Democratic Man, and Psychic Decline in the American University,” APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 3, 2018

“Conservative, Pluralist, Sociologist: On Robert Nisbet’s Burke,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 9, 2017

“A Laissez-Faire of Communities: Robert Nisbet’s Politics of Pluralism,” Academy of Philosophy and Letters Annual Meeting, June 3, 2017

“Robert Nisbet on Reason and Art in Sociology,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 13, 2015

“The Individual, the State, and the In-Between: Robert Nisbet’s Historical Argument for the Demise of Community and Association in the Age of the Modern State,” American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, September 4, 2015

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Individualism, and Community,” Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 15, 2014

“Equality, Liberty, and Assembly: Freedom of Association in Light of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez,” American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 28, 2014

“That Hideous Dream: Progressive Idealism, the Lust for Power, and the Nightmare of Scientism in CS Lewis’s That Hideous Strength,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 30, 2013

“Guardians of the Word: Kirk, Buckley, and the Conservative Struggle with Academic Freedom,” American Political Science Association, New Orleans, scheduled for September 1, 2012 (uploaded to SSRN)

II. Panels

Panel Chair, “Social Trust and Social Groups,” Online Workshop with international group of scholars, July 9-10, 2020.

Chair for “Historicism and the Norms of Politics,” New York State Political Science Association, New York, NY, April 26, 2014

Discussant for Dr. Ryan Holston, “The Seeds of Democratic Idealism: Examining Sources of Abstraction in the Thinking of Jean-Jacques Rousseau,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 29, 2013

Participant for Roundtable on Political Science and Social Science, Northeastern Political Science Association, November 19, 2011

Discussant for Dr. Jeff Polet, “Notting Hill or Nowhere: On Subsidiarity in a ‘Global Age,’” American Political Science Association, September 1, 2011

III. Colloquiums and Workshops

Participant, Manuscript Workshop for Donald Kochan (Chapman University) Framing the Constitution: The Impact of Labels on Constitutional Interpretation, March 28, 2020 (online)

Presenter/Discussion Leader, “Provocation & Civility: Free Speech in Wisconsin High Schools,” University of Wisconsin–Madison, June 20-22, 2019

Participant in “The Political Philosophy of James Buchanan,” Duke University PPE Program, Deer Park, UT, May 26-June 2, 2019

Liberty Fund Conference, “The Legacy of James Buchanan,” Blacksburg, VA, July 23-28, 2018

Presenter/Discussion Leader, “Provocation & Civility: Free Speech in Wisconsin High Schools,” University of Wisconsin–Madison, June 21-23, 2018

Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund, Advanced Topics in Liberty, “Hayek’s Social and Political Thought,” Arlington, VA, January 29-31, 2016

Intercollegiate Studies Institute/Liberty Fund, Advanced Topics in Liberty, “Shakespeare and Plutarch: Liberty and Tyranny,” Mecosta, MI, April 23-26, 2015

Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund, Advanced Topics in Liberty, “Classical Liberalism in Contemporary Political Philosophy,” Arlington, VA, October 17–19, 2014

Workshop participant for “Holland as Montesqieu’s Other Model Republic,” Josh Bandoch, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Political Theory Institute, Brown University, December 14, 2012

Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund, Advanced Topics in Liberty, “City-States as Alternatives to Nation-States,” Arlington, VA, September, 21–23, 2012

Humane Studies Fellows Research Colloquium, Arlington, VA, November 4–6, 2011

“Scholarship and a Free Society,” Institute for Humane Studies Summer Seminar, Bryn Mawr College; Bryn Mawr, PA, June 16–18, 2011

Intercollegiate Studies Institute/Liberty Fund, “The Scottish Enlightenment”; Mecosta, MI, April 14-16, 2011

Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund Advanced Topics in Liberty, “Liberty, the Welfare State, and the New Deal”; Arlington, VA, September 3–5, 2010

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