Events

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30pm in Driscoll 132
Speaker: Sir Roger Scruton
Topic: "Defending What We Are."
The Second Annual Russell Kirk Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Department

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:00pm, Garey Hall Room 10A
Speaker: Dr. Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Topic: "What Does Trumpism Mean for Liberty in the Long Run?"
The Elizabeth and J. Jay McAndrews Lecture on American Political Ideas
Co-Sponsored by the Economics Department

 

On Wednesdays at 7:30PM, the Matthew J. Ryan Center sponsors an undergraduate discussion group, which focuses on a different contemporary political issue each week.

Spring 2017

Russia | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Student Loans | *Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00PM in Old Falvey 304

President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

U.S. Education System | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

The Media | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Whistleblowers/WikiLeaks | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Old Falvey 304

Race Relations in the US | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Gun Legislation | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

The Expansion of the Executive Branch | Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Tensions with North Korea| Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

State of American Politics | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

 

 

 

 
 

Fall 2016 Semester

The Brexit | Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Free Speech | Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

The Patriot Act and National Security | Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Factions within the Two Major Political Parties | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Police Brutality | Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Religious Freedom | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Election 2016 | Wednesday, October, 19, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Syria | Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Election 2016 |Wednesday, October, 19, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Abortion |Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Post-Election Discussion |Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

The Future of the U.S. Economy |Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

The Healthcare System in the U.S. | Wednesday, November 30, 3016 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

On Thursdays at 6:00PM, the Matthew J. Ryan Center sponsors a discussion group in which both undergraduate and graduate students come together to discuss different texts that relate to the principles and processes of free government and institutions.

Spring 2017

"The Three Waves of Modernity" by Leo Strauss | Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Aristotle's Politics Book V | Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Old Falvey 304

Roger Scruton's "The Good of Government" | Thursday, February 23 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

Eric Voegelin's "John Stuart Mill: Freedom for Discussion and Readiness for Discussion" | Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30PM in Old Falvey 304

 

 

 

Plato, Republic, Book VIII |Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Aristotle, Politics, Book IV | Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, Book II | Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

James Madison, Federalist 57 | Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Theodore Roosevelt, “The Right of the People to Rule.” | Thursday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the French Revolution, para. 200-224 | Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume 1 Chapter 13 | Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

John Stuart Mill, Representative Government, Chapter VI | Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Karl Marx and Frederich Engels, “The Communist Manifesto.” | Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Ludwig von Mises, “Capitalism versus Socialism.” | Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Frederic Bastiat “The Law” | Thursday, November 17, 2017 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

Wilhem Röpke, “The Political Framework of the Market Economy,” from Ch. II in A Humane Economy | Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00PM in Old Falvey 304

 

Grad Party