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Finalized Program for the 36th International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2020

Finalized Program For The 36th International Meeting Of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2020

36th International Meeting of THE ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY, 2020

American Political Science Association Meeting,

September 10-13, 

Scheduled for San Francisco, Moved Online

 David Walsh, Meeting Director

[email protected]

 

Dear Friends,

This is our modified EVS meeting that is significantly adjusted from what was distributed earlier in the summer.  Please take note that the times are listed as MT (Mountain Time).  You will have to calculate the time for your own time zone.  Eastern Time is obtained by adding two hours to the times listed below.  This was a convention selected by APSA to accommodate a meeting that takes place nowhere, just like St. Thomas More’s Utopia.  So while you too will not be travelling, you will be visiting that strange island.  Registration is required by our host and they will distribute the login authentications.  Much will depend on the good offices of our panel chairs who should familiarize themselves with videoconferencing basics.  No doubt APSA will distribute guidelines.

As always it is very important that the panelists receive your paper or remarks in advance of the meeting.  Discussants should be given the opportunity to prepare responses and fellow panelists may wish to make comments as well.  For many years the Eric Voegelin Institute has posted papers and maintained an archive.  I strongly encourage you to forward your papers to Jim Stoner ([email protected]) who will preserve this record of our proceedings.

Another item of note is that APSA wishes to include the Related Groups among their listed divisions.  This means that we need to have all who are APSA members indicate the Eric Voegelin Society among the divisions to which they belong.  Simply login as a member, click on your name at the top, look over the Related Groups boxes, and click EVS.  Nothing more is required at this time, although this may purport other changes in the relationship which is now 36 years old!  The only requirement is that Related Groups have at least 35 members, which is definitely not a problem for us. For now this may merely be a housekeeping exercise, but one that I strongly urge you to take care of as soon as you can.

Finally, I remind you of the continued importance of your contributions.  Unlike the residents of Utopia we have not been entirely able to dispense with the need for money.  In particular we have continuing needs in the area of digital support.  VoegelinView may be virtual but it is not free.  Even with the volunteer labor on which it exists there are recurrent expenses of a professional nature. We depend on the generosity of contributors and donors who should send their remittances by clicking the Donate button.

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2:00-3:30

Panel 1: Roundtable on Human Dignity, Liberal Education, and Political Society

Chair:  Jeffrey Polet, [email protected]; Hope College

James Greenaway, [email protected]; St. Mary’s University

Steven McGuire, [email protected]; Villanova University
Carol B Cooper, [email protected]; University of Houston

Andrew Bove, [email protected]; Villanova University

 

 

Thursday, September 10, 8:00-9:30

Panel 2: Music and Poetry as Constitutive of Political Community

Chair: Thomas Heilke, [email protected]; University of British Columbia

Law, Music, and Friendship in Aristotle’s Best Regime

John Boersma, [email protected]; Louisiana State University

“The Body Itself Balks Account”: Whitman’s Carnal Burkeanism and Democracy

David M. Sollenberger, [email protected]; Penn State University

The Political Theory of Flannery O’Connor: Displacement and Community

Lorraine Krall McCrary, [email protected]; Wabash College

Discussants: Brad Gilmore, [email protected]; Independent Scholar

Andrew Bove, [email protected]; Villanova University

 

 

Thursday, September 10, 10:00-11:30

Panel 3: Election 2020: Analysis and Predictions

Chair: Matthew Green, [email protected]; The Catholic University of America

Matthew Green, [email protected]; The Catholic University of America

Mark Rozell, [email protected]; George Mason University

Geoff Pallay, [email protected]; Ballotpedia

George Elliott Morris, [email protected]; The Economist

 

Thursday, September 10, 12:00-1:30

Panel 4: Person and Polity: Roundtable

Chair: Steven P. Millies, [email protected]; Chicago Theological Union

David J. Walsh, [email protected]; Catholic University of America

John McNerney, [email protected]; Catholic University of America
Steven McGuire, [email protected]; Villanova University
Gustavo A. Santos, [email protected]; Catholic University of America

 

Friday, September 11, 8:00-9:30

Panel 5: Foundations of a Constitutional Order

Chair: David M. Sollenberger, [email protected]; Penn State University

John Locke, the Rise of Parliament, & the Conceptualization of Legislative Power

James Stoner, [email protected]; Louisiana State University

Due Process of Classic Natural Law

Joseph S. Devaney, [email protected]; Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

The Political Whole and the Knowledge of Human Nature in Aristotle

Michael Hickman, [email protected]; University of Mary

Hadley Arkes and the Natural Law

Thomas Lordan, [email protected]; Independent Scholar

Discussant: Steven J. Brust, [email protected]; Eastern New Mexico University

Dennis Coyle, [email protected]; The Catholic University of America

 

Friday, September 11, 10:00-11:30

Panel 6:  Political Theology I: Schmitt, Manent, and Iqbal

Chair:  Eduard Schmidt-Passos, Texas State University, [email protected]
Political Theology Beyond Sovereignty: The Concept of the Constitution
Ndifreke Ette,  SUNY Potsdam; [email protected]

“Reason and Grace, Prudence and Providence: Pierre Manent on the Necessary Collaboration of the Pride of the Citizen and the Humility of the Christian”
Daniel J. Mahoney, Assumption College, [email protected]

“The Muslim Political Theology of Muhammad Iqbal”
Scott Philip Segrest, The Citadel, [email protected]

Discussants: Eduardo Schmidt-Passos, Texas State University, [email protected]

Friday, September 11, 12:00-1:30

Panel 7: Political Theology II: Strauss, Balthasar, Voegelin

 Chair: David Walsh, [email protected]; The Catholic University of America

Does Politics Need a Theology? Leo Strauss’s reflections on Hegel
Grant Havers, Trinity Western University, [email protected]

A Credible Politics: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Political Theology of Love
Carol Cooper, University of Houston, [email protected]

A Minimum Wage and Catholic Social Thought

Jeremy Geddert, [email protected]; Assumption College

Discussant: Carol Cooper, University of Houston, [email protected]

 

Friday, September 11, 2:00-3:30

Panel 8: Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy, by Gregory M. Collins

Chair: Ryan Patrick Hanley, [email protected]; Boston College
Daniel J. Mahoney, [email protected]; Assumption College
Brandon Turner, [email protected]; Clemson University
Steven Hayward, [email protected]; University of California at Berkeley
Gregory Collins, [email protected]; Yale University

 

 

Saturday, September 12, 8:00-9:30

Panel 9: Paleolithic Paths into the Present

Chair: David M. Sollenberger, [email protected]; Penn State University

Paleolithic Politics

Barry Cooper, [email protected]; University of Calgary

Experience and Symbols in History

Wolfgang Leidhold, [email protected]; University of Cologne

The Role of “metaxy” in the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin

Jaroslaw Marek Duraj, [email protected]; Macau Ricci Institute

Discussant: John von Heyking, [email protected], University of Lethbridge

 

Saturday, September 12, 10:00-11:30

Panel 10: Volume V: The Crisis of Civilization and the Next Leap in Being 

Chair: Manfred Henningsen, [email protected]; University of Hawaii, Manoa

Voegelin’s Concepts of Politics

Manfred Henningsen, [email protected]; University of Hawaii, Manoa

The Truth Quest as an Ordering Response to Ecological Chaos

Andrew Hoffman, [email protected]; Independent Scholar

The It Reality and an Emerging Paradigm in the Ecozoic Era

Masahide Teale Kato, [email protected]; University of Hawaii at West Oahu

The Paradox of Consciousness as an Opening to a New Political Cosmology

Louis Gershon Herman, [email protected]; University of Hawaii

Discussants: Barry Cooper, [email protected]; University of Calgary; Paul Caringella, [email protected], Hoover Institution.

 

Saturday, September 12, 12:00-1:30

Panel 11:  Voegelin’s New Science of Politics Seventy Years Later

Chair: David Clinton, [email protected]; Baylor University
Graham Greene’s Critique of Ideology and Modern Rationalism in War
Michael Roland Gonzalez, [email protected]; Baylor University
The Moral Imagination of Reinhold Niebuhr

Reed M. Davis, [email protected]; Seattle Pacific University

The Arc of History Bends Toward Justice: Martin Luther King and Eric Voegelin

Daniel G. Lang, [email protected]; Lynchburg College

E. H. Carr’s Twenty Years’ Crisis: Reconciling Realism and Utopia

Greg Russell, [email protected]; University of Oklahoma

Discussant: David Clinton, [email protected]; Baylor University

 

Saturday, September 12, 2:00-3:30

Panel 12: The Presence of the Past: Roundtable

Chair: Martin Palous, [email protected]; Florida International University
 David J. Walsh, [email protected]; Catholic University of America
 Henrik Syse, [email protected]; Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
 Glenn Hughes, [email protected]; St. Mary’s University
 Barry Cooper, [email protected]; University of Calgary

 

Sunday, September 13, 8:00-9:30

Panel 13: Liberal Order and the Tension of Existence

Chair: Dennis J. Coyle, [email protected]; Catholic University of America

David Hume’s Modern Epicurean Political Theory

Aaron Alexander Zubia, [email protected]; Princeton University

Natural Law and the Tension of Existence

Sarah Thomas, [email protected]

Religious Freedom in Liberalism: Conflict in the Differentiation of Transcendence

Gustavo A. Santos, [email protected]; Catholic University of America

David M. Sollenberger, [email protected]; Penn State University

 

Sunday, September 13, 10-11:30

Panel 14: Conversion as Personal and Political

Chair: Jerry L. Martin, [email protected]; University of Colorado at Boulder

Love and Other Conversions

Jerry L. Martin, [email protected]; University of Colorado at Boulder

To Jump the Tenses

Abigail L. Rosenthal, [email protected]; Brooklyn College of the City of New York

The Virtue of Religion: A Defense Against Gnosticism

Macon W. Boczek, [email protected]; Kent State University

Authentic Being in the World:The Return of Socrates and Overcoming of Gnosticism
Stephen Calogero, [email protected]; St. Mary’s University

Discussants: James Greenaway, [email protected]; St. Mary’s University

Timothy Fuller, [email protected]; Colorado College

 

Sunday, September 13, 12:00-1:30

Panel 15: Voegelin in the 21st Century: New Reflections on “The New Science of Politics”

Chair: Barry Cooper, [email protected]; University of Calgary

Modern Political Existence: The Crisis of Self-Interpretation

Holly Elizabeth Ching, [email protected]; University of Calgary

Handmaids to Representation: Political Science in a Post-Modern Crisis

Kelsey Gordon, [email protected]

Representation in Politics: Transcendental Dreaming and Existential Crisis

Micheal Ziegler, [email protected]; University of Victoria

Discussants:  Thomas Heilke, [email protected]; University of British Columbia

Timothy Fuller, [email protected]; Colorado College

 

Sunday, September 13, 2:00-3:30

Panel 16: The Question of Empire: China and America

Chair: Barry Cooper

American Empire

Richard J. Bishirjian, [email protected]; American Academy of Distance Learning

Eric Voegelin and the Chinese Context

Muen Liu, [email protected]; Institute for Political Science, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Discussants: Barry Cooper, [email protected]; University of Calgary

John von Heyking, [email protected], University of Lethbridge

 

Saturday, September 12

Business Meeting                                                                              4:30-5:30

Reception (BYOB)                                                                            5:30-7:00      

 

David WalshDavid Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh is the Chair Board Member of VoegelinView, President of the Eric Voegelin Society, and Professor of Political Science at Catholic University of America. He is the author of a three-volume study of modernity: After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom (Harper/Collins, 1990), The Growth of the Liberal Soul (Missouri, 1997), and The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence (Cambridge, 2008). His latest book is Politics of the Person and as the Politics of Being (Notre Dame, 2015).

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