John T. Agresto
"Do American Colleges Today Serve Any Public Function?"
John T. Agresto is an author, lecturer, and university administrator who has served as President of St. John's College, Chancellor and Provost at the American University of Iraq at Sulaimani, and as Assistant Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy, Liberty and Equality Under the Constitution, and The Humanist as Citizen: Essays on the Uses of the Humanities. He is presently at work on a book on higher education.
Video Recording of John Agresto Lecture
Harvey C. Mansfield
"Science and Liberal Education"
Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1962. He has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships and has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He has won the Joseph R. Levenson award for his teaching at Harvard, received the Sidney Hook Memorial award from the National Association of Scholars, and, in 2004, accepted a National Humanities Medal from the President. His many books include Taming the Prince, Machiavelli's Virtue, America's Constitutional Soul, and translations of classic texts by Niccolò Machiavelli and Alexis de Tocqueville. His latest book is the provocatively-titled Manliness.
Video Recording of Harvey Mansfield Lecture
"Liberal Education and Political Liberalism"
Anthony T. Kronman is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A former Dean of Yale Law School, Professor Kronman teaches in the areas of contracts, bankruptcy, jurisprudence, social theory, and professional responsibility. Before arriving at Yale, he taught at the University of Chicago. Among his books are Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life, Max Weber, Contracts: Cases and Materials, and Lost Lawyer.
Video Recording of Anthony Kronman Lecture