The Ryan Center is pleased to host public in-person events again during the 2021-2022 academic year. We are glad to welcome guests from off campus who were unable to attend events last year. Villanova University's current COVID guidance requires faculty, staff, students, and off-campus guests to wear masks while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
Constitution Day Lecture - Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7:30pm
The War Powers and the End of the War in Afghanistan
Delivered by Dr. William Ruger, Vice President for Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute
Bartley 1011 (PWC Auditorium)
Free and open to the public
Dr. Ruger will address constitutional war powers, the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government on war issues, and the way these issues tie into the war in Afghanistan.
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Podcast: Political Animals
The Ryan Center is now contributing its voice to the bustling world of podcasting. Our podcast, Political Animals, focuses on conversations with interesting thinkers on timely topics in politics and political philosophy. It is hosted by Dr. Steven McGuire. New episodes will be posted during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Episode 1 (10/01/20): Dr. Michael Moreland on Amy Coney Barrett and the Supreme Court
Episode 2 (10/15/20): Dr. Colleen A. Sheehan on The Federalist and the U.S. Constitution
Episode 3 (11/12/20): Thomas Chatterton Williams on Free Speech, Cancel Culture, and Race
Episode 4 (03/03/21): Dr. Henry Olsen on the future of the GOP
Episode 5 (03/26/21): Dr. Paul Kengor on The Devil and Karl Marx (co-hosted by John Hernick)
Episode 6 (04/16/21): After Nationalism with Dr. Samuel Goldman
Episode 7 (05/03/21): Dr. Jonathan Marks on Liberal Education
The Ryan Center at Villanova University is dedicated to advancing civic education in a free, democratic society. The Initiatives of the Ryan Center include: