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Monday – Tuesday, May 19-20, 2014
The Totalitarian Epoch: The Fate of Law and Liberty in the 20th Century and Beyond
A Public Conference
Keynote Address by Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania
Cosponsored by the Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Texas Tech University; funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund.
See Schedule for Session Times, McCormick 101 and Frist 302

Monday, May 19, 2014

Keynote Address
Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania
Introduction by Stephen H. Balch, Chairman of the Association for the Study of Free Institutions


The Great War As the Cradle of Totalitarianism

Panelists: Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Boston University; Michael A. Gillespie, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Duke University; Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, Princeton University
Chair: David Novak, J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies, University of Toronto


Totalitarianism and the Rule of Law
Panelists: Hillel Fradkin, Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute; Adam J. MacLeod, Associate Professor of Law, Faulkner University; Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Totalitarianism
Panelists: Michael Doran, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Anne Rice Pierce, Author of Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman: Mission and Power in American Foreign Policy and Other Works
Chair: Mitchell Muncy, Executive Director, Alexander Hamilton Society


The Literature and Practice of Dissent
Panelists: Alicja Gescinska, William E. Simon Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Public Life, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Antoni Kaminski, Professor of Political Science, Polish Academy of the Sciences; Daniel Mahoney, Professor of Political Science, Assumption College; Martin Palouš, Director, Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Diplomacy, Florida International University
Chair: Marzenna K. James, Lecturer in Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University


Totalitarianism and the Future of Free Societies
Panelists: John Agresto, Former President, St. John’s College, Santa Fe; James W. Ceaser, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics, University of Virginia and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania; Martin Palouš, Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the Czech Republic; Katrina Lantos Swett, President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice
Chair: Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Audio for May 20 afternoon sessions of both "The Literature and Practice of Dissent" and "Totalitarianism and the Future of Free Societies":    Mp3


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