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Summer Wednesday Night Lecture Series

The Wednesday Night Lecture Series, hosted during the summer term by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Annapolis, is a less-formal version of the college’s formal Friday Night Lectures. The Wednesday Night lectures are an opportunity for tutors and for graduates of the college who are pursuing academic careers to present the first fruits of their thinking to an attentive and inquisitive audience. A question period follows each lecture. They're held in the King William Room of the Barr-Buchanan Center at 7:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Summer 2017 Lecture Schedule

Wednesday Night Lectures, Summer 2017
Date Title Speaker
June 14 "What is Right? A Question of Thomas Aquinas" Matthew Reiner, University of Dallas
June 21 “The Self-Deception Problem” Ian Blaustein, Emerson College
June 28 "A Tale of Two Theodicies: Kant and the Self-Contradictions of Leibnizian Theodicy” Joseph Trullinger, George Washington University
July 5 “Why We Should (Still) Read Beauvoir" Rebecca Goldner, St. John’s College
July 12 “From Nature to History: The Search for Intelligible Necessities in Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche" Charles Zug, University of Texas at Austin
July 19 All-Campus Seminar, sponsored by the Graduate Student Council  
July 26 “Learning, Knowing, and Remembering in a Digital World” Naomi Baron, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and Professor of Linguistics, American University

Note this lecture will be held in the Conversation Room.