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Tuesday, April 16
5:15 - 7pm
Kittredge Central Conference Room N114 C&D (2480 Kittredge Loop Rd. Boulder, CO 80309)
Livestream and In-person
Presented by: Paul Diduch and Alex Priou, Benson Center faculty fellows

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Ronald Beiner

Ronald Beiner is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His books include Political Judgment (1983), What’s the Matter with Liberalism? (1992), Philosophy in a Time of Lost Spirit (1997), Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship (2003), Civil Religion: A Dialogue in the History of Political Philosophy (2011), Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters (2014), and most recently, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right (2018). He is also the editor of Hannah Arendt’s Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy (1982), which has been published in a large number of foreign-language editions. 

Shilo Brooks

Shilo Brooks is Executive Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and Lecturer in the Department of Politics. 

He is author of Nietzsche’s Culture War, in addition to scholarly and journalistic articles on a variety of topics in politics and the humanities. His teaching and research interests lie in the history of political philosophy, politics and literature, and statesmanship.  

He was previously Associate Faculty Director of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization and Faculty Director of the Engineering Leadership Program at the University of Colorado. Brooks has also held appointments as Visiting Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, Fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia, and Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton. He received his PhD in political science from Boston College and his BA in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John’s College, Annapolis. 

Steven Pittz

Steven Pittz is the Executive Director of the Center for the  Study of Government and the Individual. He is also currently the Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs  (UCCS) and Chair of the Political Science Department. He is a graduate  of the UCCS Political Science Dept. (BA 2004) and is excited to be back  at his alma mater, after stints in graduate school at the University of  Texas (Ph.D 2014) and a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University in  Atlanta.  Steven's research focuses primarily on political liberalism  and current challenges to the liberal order. He approaches these topics  primarily through explorations of the status of individualism and  spiritual fulfillment in modern liberal societies.  Steven also writes  on other topics in both political theory and international politics and  economics.  His first book, Recovering the Liberal Spirit: Nietzsche,  Individuality and Spiritual Freedom, was published by SUNY Press in  2020.  A second, with Joseph Postell, American Citizenship and  Constitutionalism in Principle and Practice, was published by Oklahoma  Press in 2022.  In addition, he has recently written several pieces on  atomism (individualism), conspiracism in liberal democratic societies,  and the ethics of creative destruction in entrepreneurship.   

Michael W. Grenke

Michael W. Grenke is a member of the senior faculty at St. John’s College.  He has taught at both the Santa Fe and Annapolis campuses.  He has also taught at the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, and Michigan State University.  He has published two translations of Nietzsche, On the Future of Our Educational Institutions and Prefaces to Unwritten Works.  Another translation of Nietzsche and a translation of Euclid’s Optics are forthcoming soon.  He has published articles on Nietzsche and on Heidegger in various academic journals.  He recently wrote the introduction for Lise van Boxel’s posthumously published book, Warspeak:  Nietzsche’s Victory Over Nihilism. 

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