2019 Summer Lecture Series, Santa Fe

The Summer Afternoon Lecture Series, hosted by the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, is a less-formal version of the college’s formal Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series. The summer lectures are an opportunity for tutors and special guests of the college to offer fresh perspectives and questions to an attentive and inquisitive audience.

The lectures are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Ault Evers Room (located upstairs in the Meem Library), with a question period following. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Food and beverage are not allowed in the Ault Evers Room.

2019 Afternoon Summer Lecture Schedule
Date Title Speaker
Tuesday, June 18
6 p.m.
A Defense of Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric III.13–19 April Olsen
Ph.D. Candidate
Tulane University
Tuesday, June 25
6 p.m.
The Weirdness of Classical Thermodynamics Don S. Lemons
GI Alum (SFGI90)
St. John’s College, Santa Fe
Tuesday, July 2
6 p.m.
Simone Weil on Having an Inner Life Eric O. Springsted
Alum (SF73)
Tuesday, July 9
6 p.m.
Middlemarch Richard McCombs
St. John’s College, Santa Fe
Tuesday, July 16
6 p.m.
Alexis de Toqueville on American Liberty: Ancient or Modern? Steven Forde
Visiting Tutor
St. John’s College, Santa Fe
Tuesday, July 23
6 p.m.
What Kind of Political Community Does the U.S. Constitution Form? Elizabeth Eastman
GI Alum (SFGI84)
St. John’s College, Santa Fe