2017-2018 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

Jan 19

Convocation: Yuval Levin

Leading conservative intellectual Yuval Levin discusses how the "politics of nostalgia" has fractured the republic.

Friday, January 19th, 2018
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Yuval Levin Convocation

Yuval Levin is a leading conservative intellectual and the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a senior editor of EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard.

Levin holds a PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and is a recipient of a 2013 Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush, executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and a congressional staffer. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and others. His most recent books include The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left and The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.

Levin discusses how the politics of nostalgia — with both the Right and the Left looking back to a “better time” — is failing 21st century Americans in his presentation titled “The Fractured Republic.”

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