Ellis Sandoz, Founding Director
Moyse Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Director
Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies
Louisiana State University, 240 Stubbs Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5466
Tel.: AC 225-578-7888; FAX 225-578-4766
E-Mail: email@example.com; http://www.ericvoegelin.org
Ellis Sandoz, the Hermann Moyse, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University and a former chairman of the department, is Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, established in 1987 and devoted to research in political philosophy and constitutionalism, publications, and conferences in these fields. A native of Louisiana whose family first came there from Switzerland in 1829, he is a United States Marine Corps veteran (1953-56). He was educated at LSU (B. A., 1951; M. A., 1953), the universities of North Carolina, Georgetown, Heidelberg, and the University of Munich where he completed his doctorate (Dr. oec. publ.) with Eric Voegelin in 1965, the only American to do so. He joined LSU's faculty in 1978.
Professor Sandoz is a specialist in the field of political philosophy (American, European, and Russian), and he approaches problems of public policy from that perspective. President Ronald W. Reagan appointed him to the National Council on the Humanities in 1982 for a six-year term. The Board of Foreign Scholarships in 1987 named him a Fulbright 40th Anniversary Distinguished American Scholar to represent the United States in Italy and lecture on the Constitution during the Bicentennial. He founded and remains secretary of the Eric Voegelin Society. Since the Velvet Revolution of 1989, he has addressed the Federal Parliament of Czechoslovakia and conducted lectures and a series of conferences on The Federalist Papers, and other aspects of the Anglo-American constitutionalism and liberty and Western political philosophy, for academic and political leaders in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland; for these and related educational activities in 1994 he was awarded the University Medal and Rector's Certificate by Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic; in 1995 Palacky University awarded Sandoz the degree Philosophiae doctorem, Honoris causa. He presented a series of lectures on the thought of Voegelin, ethics, and constitutionalism sponsored by the Graduate Program of Ethics of the University of Oslo and the Research Council of Norway in Trondheim in October 1995. He lectures widely in the U. S. and Canada on the contemporary crisis of civic consciousness, foundations of constitutionalism, and modern political philosophy. He is the first political scientist to be chosen LSU's Distinguished Research Master and awarded the university's Gold Medal; and “in recognition of high attainments in liberal scholarship,” in 1996 he became the first alumnus member of LSU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter. He was elected president of the Philadelphia Society in April 2000. In November 2002 Sandoz delivered the commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor en Ciencias Políticas by the University Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. He delivered the John Witherspoon Lecture titled “Republicanism and Religion: A Conspiracy of Faith and Reason” (Washington, D.C., April 2004); addressed University of Genoa conference on EU constitution-formation (May 2004). He delivered the Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutionalism at James Madison Center, Princeton University, in April, 2008.
Sandoz’s most recent publication is “The Philosopher’s Vocation: The Voegelinian Paradigm” in Review of Politics 71:1, 1-14; also two articles, published in Beijing and in Seoul on American politics in 2008, and two books: Republicanism, Religion and the Soul of America; and Vol. 34 of Collected Works, Auto-biogaphical Reflections (rev’d edn), Glosssary of Terms, Cumulative Index, ed. with introductions by Ellis Sandoz (both U. Mo. Press, 2006). He has authored, coauthored or edited twenty books, including: The Politics of Truth and other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic Consciousness (U. Mo. Press, 1999); A Government of Laws: Political Theory, Religion and the American Founding (LSU, pb. 1991; 2nd ed., U. Mo. Press, 2001); Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730 to 1805 (Liberty Press, 1991; 2d ed., 2 vols., 1998); Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind (LSU, 1991); Published Essays, 1966-1985, vol. 12, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin (LSU, 1991); Published Essays, 1953-1965, ibid. (CW, vol. 11 ); Published Essays, 1940-1952, ibid. (CW, vol. 10 ); and The Roots of Liberty: Magna Carta, Ancient Constitution, and the Anglo-American Tradition of Rule of Law (Missouri, 1993; 2d ed. Liberty Fund, 2008.) He is a member of the Editorial Board and serves as General Editor of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin (LSU, 1989-1999;University of Missouri Press, 1999-2006) 34 vols., and series editor for CW, vols. 19-26, History of Political Ideas. Two earlier books were reissued in new editions in 2000: Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor, 2d ed. rev. (Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books); The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction, 2d ed. rev.(New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Pubs., Rutgers University); in 2004 a revised edition was published of Eric Voegelin, Science, Politics and Gnosticism, ed. & introduction by Ellis Sandoz ( ISI Books). His bio is published in Who’s Who In America and in Who’s Who in the World (2008).
General Personal & Professional Information | Publications | Papers presented at Professional Meetings, Activities, Conferences | Awards, Prizes, & Lectureships | Contributions to Refered Publications
Education and Degrees
State University (1947-1953):
- B.A., History; philosophy and political science (1951)
- M.A., Political Science: theory, public law, public administration (1953).
- Thesis: "Myth and Society: A Comparative and Critical Study of the Theories of Edward Burnett Tylor, Henri and Henriette Frankfort, and Henri Bergson." Pp. 111.
- University of North Carolina (summer, 1950)
- Georgetown University (1952-1953)
- University of Heidelberg (1956-1958)
of Munich (1958-1959; 1964-1965): Dr.
oec. publ., Magna cum laude: political
science (theory and comparative European); economic theory; economic history.
- Dissertation: "The Grand Inquisitor: A Study in Political Apocalypse." Pp. xi + 338 + xxvii.
- Major professor: Eric Voegelin (1965)
- Palacky University Olomouc, Philosophiae doctorem, honoris causa (1995)
- University Francisco Marroquín, Doctor en Ciencias Políticas (honorary, 2002)
- Festschrift: Philosophy, Literature, and Politics: Essays Honoring Ellis Sandoz, ed. Charles R. Embry and Barry Cooper (University of Missouri Press, 2005)
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Overton Brooks, M.C. (1952-1953)
- U.S. Marine Corps (active duty 1953-1956; Hon. Discharge 1962): infantry enlisted man and officer: Pvt.-lst Lt., First Marine Division.
- Shreveport (La.) Journal (1956-1958): published weekly travel column "Southerner Abroad" (part-time).
- Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (1959-1968): Instructor to Professor: Professor of International Studies, political science and philosophy; Director of the Center for Comparative International Studies (1966-1968).
- East Texas State University (1968-1978): Professor and Head, Department of Political Science.
State University (1978- ):
Professor of Political Science; Chairman (August 15, 1980-May 10,
- Director, Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies (1987- )
- Herman Moyse Jr. Distinguished Professor Of Political Science (1998-)
- American Political Science Association (past Council Member)
- Southern Political Science Association (past Council Member)
- Southwestern Political & Social Science Associations (past President)
- Philadelphia Society (past President)
- The Federalist Society
- American Historical Association
- Eric Voegelin Society (founder in 1985, Secretary since then) 24th annual international meeting involving 10 panels and 65 scholars to be held in Boston in Aug. 2008 as part of the APSA convention
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a. In Print
- Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971. Pp. xviii + 263. 2nd ed. rev., ISI Pubs., 2000 (below).
- Conceived in Liberty: American Individual Rights Today. North Scituate, Mass.: Duxbury Press, 1978. Pp. xi + 324.
- A Tide of Discontent: The 1980 Elections and Their Meaning. Introduction and co-editor with Cecil V. Crabb, Jr. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1981. Pp. xiv + 254.
- The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1981. Pp. xiv + 271. 2nd ed. rev., Transaction Pubs. 2000 (below).
- Eric Voegelin's Thought: A Critical Appraisal. Editor and Introduction. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1982. Pp. xv + 208.
- Election '84: Landslide Without A Mandate? Introduction and co-editor with Cecil V. Crabb, Jr. New York: New American Library, 1985. Pp. 358.
- Eric Voegelin, Autobiographical Reflections. Editor and Introduction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. Pp. xiii + 123. (To be re-issued as part of Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, vol. XXXIV, at a later date.)
- A Government of Laws: Political Theory, Religion and the American Founding. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. Pp. xiv + 259. Paperback edition 1991. 2nd. Ed. rev., University of Missouri Press, 2001 (below).
- Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730-1805. Indianapolis: Liberty Press,1991. Pp. xxxviii + 1,596. (An edited collection of 55 sermons with introduction, biographies, bibliographic note & annotation.) Separate Index published 1996 ca. 100 pp.; 2d ed. rev., in 2 vols., 1998. Pp. vol. I, xxxviii + 1,000; vol. II, 1001-1734.
- Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind. Editor and Introduction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991. Pp. xi + 214.
- The Roots of Liberty: Magna Carta, Ancient Constitution, and the Anglo-American Tradition of Rule of Law. Editor and Introduction. Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1993. Pp. 335.
- The Politics of Truth and other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic Consciousness. Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1999. Pp. xv + 235.
- The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, editor of various volumes within this extensive series (34 volumes projected for completion by 2006), member of Editorial Board, and General Editor conducting publication of entire edition, initially by Louisiana State University Press and since 1997 by the University of Missouri Press, primary responsibility as follows:
- Eric Voegelin, Published Essays, 1966-1985. Editor and Introduction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. Pp. xxii + 416; volume XII of Collected Works.
- Eric Voegelin, Published Essays, 1953-1965. Editor and Introduction. Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 2000. Pp. ix + 273. Vol. XI of Collected Works.
- Eric Voegelin, Published Essays, 1940-1952. Editor and Introduction. Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 2000. Pp. ix + 255. Vol. X of Collected Works.
- Eric Voegelin, History of Political Ideas,“General Introduction to the Series,” co-authored with Thomas A. Hollweck, vol. I, Hellenism, Rome, and Christianity, ed. Athanasios Moulakis. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997. Vol. XIX of Collected Works, pp. 1-49.
- Eric Voegelin, Order and History, vol. 5. Editor and Introduction. Columbia and London:” University of Missouri Press, 2000. Pp. 150. Vol. XVIII of Collected Works.
- Eric Voegelin, Autobiographical Reflections (rev. ed.) & Glossary of Terms & Cumulative Index of the Edition, ed. with introductions by Ellis Sandoz. Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 2006. Pp.542. Vol. XXXIV of Collected Works.
- Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor, Second Edition Revised. Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2000. Pp. xx + 357.
- The Voegelinian Revolution: A Biographical Introduction, Second Edition Revised. Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, Rutgers University, 2000. Pp. xx + 299.
- A Government of Laws: Political theory, Religion and the American Founding, Second Edition Revised. University of Missouri Press, 2001. Pp. xvi + 261.
- Republicanism, Religion and the Soul of America. Hb & pb editions. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006. Pp. xv + 230.
(2) Chapters in books and articles
- "The Problem of Good and Evil in Dostoevsky's `Legend of the Grand Inquisitor'," Proceedings, Louisiana Academy of Sciences 24 (1961), 126-34.
- "Review Note--Order and History," Social Research 28 (1961), 226-34.
- "Voegelin's Idea of Historical Form," Cross Currents 12 (1962), 41-63.
- "Myth and Society in the Philosophy of Bergson," Social Research 30 (1963), 171-202.
- "Philosophical Anthropology and Some Aspects of the Problem of Good and Evil in Dostoevsky's 'Legend of the Grand Inquisitor'," Review of Politics 26 (1964), 353-77.
- "The International Education Act: A Prepared Statement." Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, U.S. Senate Document, 89th Congress, Aug. 17, 19, and Sept. 19, 1966 (Washington: GPO, 1966), 496-500.
- "A Further Critique of Gnosticism--Review Essay," National Review 21 (Jan. 14, 1969), 32-33.
- "The Science and Demonology of Politics," The Intercollegiate Review 5 (Winter, 1968-69), 117-23.
- "Eric Voegelin and the Nature of Philosophy," Modern Age 13 (1969), 152-68.
- "Political Obligation and the Brutish in Man," Review of Politics 33 (1971), 96-121.
- "Total Critique of Society - Review Essay," National Review (Aug. 10, 1971), 875-76.
- "The Foundations of Voegelin's Political Theory," Political Science Reviewer l (1971), 30-73.
- "The Civil Theology of Liberal Democracy: Locke and His Predecessors," Journal of Politics 34 (1972), 2-36.
- "The Philosophical Science of Politics Beyond Behavioralism," Chap. 14 in George J. Graham, Jr., and George W. Carey, eds., The Post-Behavioral Era: Perspectives on Political Science (New York: David McKay Co., 1972), 284-304.
- "Voegelin Read Anew: Political Philosophy in the Age of Ideology," Modern Age 17 (Summer, 1973), 257-63.
- "CBTE (Competency/Performance-Based Teacher Education): The Nays of Texas," Phi Delta Kappan 55 (Jan. 1974), 304-306.
- Review of From Enlightenment to Revolution by Eric Voegelin, Western Political Quarterly (Dec. 1975), 744-45.
- Review of Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, Social Science Quarterly 57 (June 1976), 210-14. (Edition: Robert B. Dishman, Burke and Paine [Scribner's, 1971]).
- "More CBE in Texas," Phi Delta Kappan 59 (Sept. 1977), 48.
- "Philosophical Dimensions of Dostoevsky's Politics," Journal of Politics 40 (Aug. 1978), 648-74.
- Review of Eric Voegelin, Anamnesis, tr. and ed. Gerhart Niemeyer, Review of Politics 41 (Apr. 1979), 305-306.
- "Classical and Christian Dimensions of American Political Thought," Modern Age 25 (Winter 1981), 14-25. Reprinted in George W. Carey and James V. Schall, Essays on Christianity and Political Philosophy, (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1984), 55-77.
- Review of Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., The Irony of Liberal Reason (Chicago: U. Of Chicago Press, 1981), in Social Science Quarterly, 64 (June 1983), 427-28.
- "Power and Spirit in the Founding: Thoughts on the Genesis of Americanism," in Francis Canavan, ed., The Ethical Dimension of Political Life: Essays in Honor of John H. Hallowell (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1983), 200-15, 267-70. Reprinted in This World, No. 9 (Fall 1984), 66-77.
- "Human Nature, Politics, and Democracy: A Recollection," lecture delivered in May, 1983 at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago; trans. as "Reflexiones sobre Naturaleza Humana, Politica y Democracia," (with a Commentary by Mario Gongora), Revista de Ciencia Politica 5 (No. 2, 1983), 95-116.
- "American Political Writing During the Founding Era by Charles S. Hyneman and Donald S. Lutz: A Review Essay," Publius 14 (Fall 1984), 155-58.
- "Law and Revolution by Harold J. Berman: A Review Essay," Louisiana Law Review 45 (May 1985), 1111-31.
- "In Memoriam Eric Voegelin," Southern Review 21 (April 1985), 372-75; reprinted in Sequoia 29 (Spring, 1985), 94-96.
- “Review: Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald,” Journal of Politics 48 (Nov. 1986): 1099-1102.
- "Introduction," to Eric Voegelin, In Search of Order, vol. 5 of Order and History (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987), 1-12.
- "The New Face of the American Founding: A Symposium," editor, introduction and conclusion, Social Science Quarterly 68 (1987), 653-55; 724-44.
- "The Constitution and Civil Rights in the Founding," in To Secure the Blessings of Liberty: First Principles of the Constitution, vol. I, Constitutionalism in America, ed. Sara Baumgartner Thurow (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988), 172-88.
- "Modernity's Renaissance Origins," Review of Sacralizing the Sacred by Stephen A. McKnight, Intercollegiate Review 24 (Spring 1989), 53-55.
- "The Invisible Veep," Review of The Body Politic by Victor Gold & Lynne Cheney, Chronicles of Culture, May 1989, 41.
- "Hayek and the Reductionist Fallacy," in Social Science Quarterly 71 (1990), 404-406.
- "The National Endowment for the Humanities and Political Science After 25 Years," PS: Political Science & Politics 23 (1990), 455-60.
- "The Politics of Poetry," Modern Age 34 (Fall 1991), 16-23.
- "The Bill of Rights," The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World (NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993; rev. 1998, 79-81.
- "Medieval Rationalism or Mystic Philosophy? Reflections on the Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin," Jewish Political Studies Review [Jerusalem] 4 (Spring 1992), 111-32; also a chapter in Faith and Political Philosophy, ed., trans. & intro. Peter Emberley and Barry Cooper (University, PA: Penn State Press, 1992), 299-321.
- "Selección de Escritos Filosófico-Políticos de Eric Voegelin: Introduccion y Documento," Estudios Publicos 52 (Spring 1993), 373-431. Centro de Estudios Publicos, Santiago, Chile.
- "The Philosophical Science of Politics," Discourse (Summer 1993), 3-9. St. Lawrence Institute, Montreal. Reprint with minor revisions of 1972 essay in Beyond Behavioralism, ed. Carey and Graham.
- "Prefazione" in Eric Voegelin, Ordine e storia, vol. I, Israele e Rivelazione: Introduzione, Mesopotamia e Egitto, a dura di Gian Franco Lami (Rome: Memoria Edizioni, 1993), vii-xxiii.
- "Bill Corrington's Philosophical Quest," chap. in John William Corrington: Southern Man of Letters, ed. with intro. by William Mills (Conway, Ark.: University of Central Arkansas Press, 1994), 117-33.
- "Foundations of American Liberty and Rule of Law," Presidential Studies Quarterly 24 (Summer 1994), 605-617. The 1992 Distinguished Research Master Lecture at LSU; reprinted in Constitution & Revolution aux États-Unis d’Amérique et en Europe (1776/1815), ed. Roberto Martucci (Macerata: Laboratorio di storia costituzionale, 1995), 3-22.
- "Philosophical Foundations of Our Democratic Heritage: A Recollection," Presidential Studies Quarterly 24 (Summer 1994), 669-73.
- "Book review: Beyond the New Right: Markets, Government and the Common Environment by John Gray," Religion & Liberty 4 (Sept./Oct. 1994), 10-11.
- "Philosophical and Religious Dimensions of the American Founding," The Intercollegiate Review 30 (Spring 1995), 27-42.
- "Truth and the Experience of Epoch in History: A Voegelinian Perspective," Modern Age 38 (Fall 1995), 7-21.
- “The Crisis of Civic Consciousness: Nihilism and Political Science as Resistance,” Political Science Reviewer 25 (1996), 22-42.
- "Religious Liberty and Religion In the American Founding Revisited," chap. 9, in Religious Liberty in Western Thought, ed. Cole Durham and Noel B. Reynolds (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996), 189-233..
- Introduction” to Eric Voegelin, Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays (1968; rpt. Washington, D. C.: Regnery Pub. Co., Gateway Editions, 1997), vii-xvii.
- “Voegelin’s Philosophy of History and Human Affairs: With Particular Attention to Israel and Revelation and Its Systematic Importance,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 31:1 (March 1998):61-90. Reprinted in Voegelin’s “Israel and Revelation”:An Interdisciplinary Debate and Anthology, ed. William M. Thompson and David L. Morse (Milwaukee, Wis.: Marquette University Press, 2000), Chap. 3.
- “The Western Predicament–A Voegelinian Perspective on Modernity” in Politik und Politeia: Formen und Probleme politischer Ordnung, Festgabe für Jürgen Gebhardt zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Wolfgang Leidhold (Würzburg: Koenigshausen & Neumann Verlag, 2000), 549-61.
- “Book review: John Ehrenberg, Civil Society: the Critical History of an Idea,” in International Journal of the Classical Tradition 8 (Fall 2001/2002), 324-27.
- “Republicanism and Religion: A Conspiracy of Faith and Reason,” Witherspoon Lecture, delivered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C., April 2004; revised version delivered at the University of Genoa, May, 2004, published in Italian translation, trans. Karina Livagna, in Culture costituzionali a confronto, ed. Fernanda Mazzanti Pepe (Genoa: NAME Edizioni, 2005).
- “The United States in the World Arena,” Modern Age 49/1 (Winter 2007), 82-85.
- “The American Difference” Intercollegiate Studies Review 42/1 (Spring 2007), --
- “Religion and Politics in the American Founding,” Regent University Law Review (delivered April 13, 2007): 20:1 (2007-2008): 17-30
- “Republicanism and Religion: Some Contextual Considerations,” Regent University Law Review 20:1 (2007-2008): 57-100 (reprint from 2006 book).
Papers recently published in translation:
- Korean: “The United States Seen in 2006: Can She Assume the Cost?” Freedom Review (Jayu Gongnon), May 2006, pp. 60-65; “Freeman, Free Government, nd Its Philosophical Discourse: The Spirit of Freedom in America, Part 1,” Freedom Review (Jayu Gongnon), (April 2008), ppp. 75-79; “Liberty and Freedom in America: The Foundation of the Nation and Its Ambition, Part 2,” Freedom Review (Jayu Gong Gognon), May 2008, pp. 85-89.
- Chinese: “The 2008 US Presidential Election,” Global Entrepreneur (Beijing, [Sept.] 2008 issue 19), No. 166, p. 55; “The American Difference,” www.tianya.cn; author’s profile: Ellis Sandoz, http://cache.tianya.cn/publicforum/content/no01/1/302936.shtml; “Introduction to Eric Voegelin, Autobiographical Reflections: Voegelin as a Teacher,” http://www.zhongguosixiang.com; also at http://www.zhongguosixiang.com/thread-3956-1-1.html
- “The Philosopher’s Vocation: The Voegelinian Paradigm” Review of Politics 71:1 (Feb. 2009): 1-14.
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Note: I have not kept all the titles since I attended my first APSA meeting in 1960; records happily incomplete!
- On program of American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meetings, 1962, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2006. 2007, 2008.
- Eric Voegelin Society program convener and participant every year since 1985, in conjunction with APSA meetings. The 22nd annual international meeting of the Eric Voegelin Society was held in Philadelphia, Aug. 30- Sept.3, 2006: 10 panels, ca. 60 participants and audience of 300. 23rd international meeting with 10 panels in Chicago, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2007; similarly in Boston, 2008; 25th annual meeting to beheld in Toronto with 13 panels, 2009
- On program of Southern Political Science Association, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1984.
- On program of Southwestern Political Science Association, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1996.
- On program of American Historical Association, New York City,1990: “The Meaning of the Bill of Rights.”
- Paper, Danforth Foundation Seminar on Order and Chaos, at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (April, 1967).
- Panelist, Voegelin Symposium, University of Notre Dame, (April, 1971).
- "Dostoevsky and Political Theory," a paper presented to Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Chicago (April, 1972).
- Member, Program Committee, APSA (1970-1971).
- Member, Executive Council, SWPSA (1970-1972).
- Vice-President and Program Chairman, SWPSA (1972-1973); President-elect, SWPSA (1973-1974); President (1974-1975).
- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey: Conference on Politics and Literature. Delivered paper, "Dostoevsky's Politics," April 1, 1977.
- Member, Council, American Political Science Association (1977-79).
- Florida State University, Conference on Ideas of Order in Literature & Film (January, 1979), panelist.
- Georgetown University Conference on Christianity and Politics (delivered paper), April, 1980.
- Member, Executive Council, Southern Political Science Association (1982-1985).
- Principal lecturer in "Seminar on Democratic Theory," Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago, Chile, May 1-5, 1983.
- Liberty Fund Conferences: participant in Indianapolis (1982), Williamsburg (1983), San José, Costa Rica (1985),* Boston (1982,1985), Mount Vernon (1986), Houston (1986), Philadelphia (1987),* New Orleans (1987),* Houston (1988), Chicago (1988), Windsor Castle, England (1988),* Indianapolis (1988), Dallas (1989), New Orleans (1989),* Charleston (1989), Newport Beach, Calif. (1990), Houston (1990), Houston (1990)*, Santa Fe (1991), Richmond (1991), Grand Rapids (1991), Minneapolis (1991), Indianapolis (1991), Indianapolis (1991). Subsequent to 1991 not listed. * = organized and directed conference. Note: I have participated in ca. 85 LF conferences [22 as director] to date, listing available on request, most recently co-directing “Political Liberty in Islamic Thought” (Savannah, June 2002), and directing “Liberty in George Santayana’s Dominations and Powers” (Houston, Aug. 2002); directing “Jean Bodin, Toleration, and Religious Liberty” (Kananaskis, Alberta, June 2004); directing, “The Great Awakening, Religion, and the Rise of American Liberty,” (Savannah, Nov. 2005). Participation in other conferences is ongoing: see selected listings below.
- Elected vice-president and president-elect of the Southwestern Social Science Association in March, 1985; president in 1987-1988.
- Read paper entitled "The Constitution and Civil Rights in the Founding" at Constitutionalism in America Conference, University of Dallas, Oct. 19, 1985. Subsequently published.
- Organized The Eric Voegelin Society and was elected its secretary at the inaugural meeting in August 1985, details under APSA participation.
- Participant & presenter, Claremont Institute Bicentennial Conference, "Novus Ordo Seclorum," Feb. 20-22, 1986, Claremont California.
- Panelist & presenter, Mont Pelerin Society Regional Meeting, (Sept. 1987), Indianapolis
- Panelist & presenter, University of Texas School of Law's national conference on academic freedom, Austin (Oct. 1987)
- Conference Director & participant, "The Significance of Eric Voegelin for the Modern Mind," Liberty Fund Symposium, New Orleans (Oct. 1987)
- Conference Director and participant, "Magna Carta and Ancient Constitution: Medieval & Renaissance Roots of American Liberty," Liberty Fund Symposium, Windsor Castle, England (June 1988)
- Lecturer, the U.S. Constitution, Leadership Center of the Americas (Jan. 1989)
- Conference Director, "Liberty, Modernity, and Order: Eric Voegelin's New Science of Politics," Liberty Fund Colloquium, New Orleans (May 25-28, 1989)
- Panelist & presenter, "The Ambiguous Legacy of the Enlightenment," Claremont Institute, California, Jan. 25-27, 1990
- Conference Director, "Human Nature as Revealed in the Poetry and Music of the Psalms," Liberty Fund Colloquium, Houston, TX, (June 14-17, 1990)
- "Bill of Rights: Original Understanding and Current Application," Roundtable Comments presented to the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York City, Dec. 1990.
- Conference Director: "Anglo-American Liberty, Constitutionalism & Free Government:A Workshop on The Federalist Papers," conducted by the Eric Voegelin Institute under contract to the United States Information Agency (USIA) at Chudobin Castle, Moravia, CSFR, and hosted by Palacky University Olomouc, May 29-June 1, 1991.
- Participant & presenter, Conference on Prospects for Democracy in Eastern Europe, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, June 9-12, 1991.
- Lecture, “Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights,” auspices of Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, June 27, 1991.
- Paper, "Reflections on Liberty & Rule of Law in Czechoslovakia and in Other Countries of Central & Eastern Europe," America's Bill of Rights After 200 years, jointly sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency & the Organization of American Historians, Richmond, Nov. 1-3, 1991.
- Conference Director: "Anglo-American Liberty, Constitutionalism, & Free Government: John Locke and the Foundations of Modern Democracy," Eric Voegelin Inst. & Jan Hus Foundation, Palacky U., Olomouc, Czech., July 1-4, 1992.
- Conference Director: "Anglo-American Liberty, Constitutionalism & Free Government: A Workshop on The Federalist Papers," Eric Voegelin Inst., Jagiellonian Foundation & Kosziusko Foundation, Jagiellonian U., Krakow, Poland, July 7-10, 1992.
- "Foundations of American Constitutionalism," lecture and Workshop conducted at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, Oct. 16, 1992.
- "Foundations of the American Political System as Viewed in an Interdependent World," remarks delivered at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, 23rd Annual Leadership Conference, New York City, Oct. 25, 1992.
- "The Future of Liberal Democracy." Paper presented at 1993 APSA meeting, Washington, D. C., Sept. 1993.
- "Philosophical Foundations of American Democracy." Paper, Annual Leadership Conference, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Indianapolis, Oct., 1993.
- "Religion and the Constitution." Lecture and workshop for secondary school teachers and others, organized by Boston University's National Center for America's Founding Documents, conducted in Waco, Texas, Nov. 1993.
- “Do We Have a Constitution?” panelist & presenter, Philadelphia Society spring meeting, Chicago, April 1996.
- “Voegelin’s Philosophy of History and Human Affairs,” paper presented at the APSA & 12th Annual Eric Voegelin Society Meeting, San Francisco, Aug. 1996.
- “The Western Predicament: A Voegelinian Report on the 21st Century,” Philadelphia Society spring meeting, Philadelphia, April, 1999
- “The United States in the World Arena 2006.” Philadelphia Society national meeting, Philadelphia, April 2006
- “So What’s the Difference? The English Constitution and the American Revolution.” Philadelphia Society’s regional meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 2006
- “The Philosopher’s Vocation: The Voegelinian Pradigm,” APSA, Chicago, Eric Voegelin Society (forthcoming in Review of Politics [special issue], 71:1 ( Feb. 2009): 1-14.
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- Germanistic Society of America Fellow, 1964-1965.
- Listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest (22nd ed.); Outstanding Educators of America; Dictionary of International Biography; Personalities of the South; Contemporary Authors; Two Thousand Men of Achievement - 1972 (London); American Men & Women of Science (11th, 12th, & 13th eds.); The International Authors and Writers Who's Who (12th Ed.)--and thereafter; Who’s Who In America (2006 edition), Who’s Whno in the World (2008)
- H.B. Earhart Fellow, 1964-1965.
- Fulbright Scholar (Germany) 1964-1965.
- Fulbright Achievement Certificate Award, 1965.
- Sponsor in Fellowship Programs of the Relm and Earhart Foundations of Ann Arbor, Michigan (1966- ).
- Board of Directors, Louisiana Partners of the Alliance (1966-1968).
- Member, Louisiana Committee on State Fulbright Scholarships (1967-1968).
- Partners of the Alliance Appreciation Certificate, USAID, Department of State, 1970.
- Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (Summers, 1970 and 1973).
- Member, Woodrow Wilson Book Award Committee, APSA (1973-74).
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Grant, 1976-78; Study of the Political Theory of Eric Voegelin.
- Member, APSA Leo Strauss Award Committee (1979-80).
- Member, Committee on the Future of the Southern Political Science Association (1979-81).
- Member, National Council on the Humanities: appointed by President Ronald W. Reagan on May 19, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, sworn in on July 29, 1982, for a term of office that expired in December 1988.
- Lecturer, John Carter Brown Library's 44th Annual Meeting, "Reflections on the American Founding: The Religious Dimension," Brown University, Providence, R. I., May 1, 1987
- Fellow, Henry E. Huntington Library (1986-87), San Marino, California.
- Fulbright 40th Anniversary Distinguished American Scholar, Board of Foreign Scholarships & USIA; lectured throughout Italy (Naples, Palermo, Messina, Trieste, Milan, Bologna, Rome) on U.S. Constitution as part of Bicentennial celebration, May 1987.
- Chair and consultant, Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program, Social Sciences Com., U.S. Dept. of Education; Member, National Interdisciplinary Committee, Washington, D. C. (final selection: April 1988)
- Member of Advisory Board, Foundation for Faith in Search of Understanding (1987- )
- Consultant to the University of Virginia regarding the program in political theory in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government & Foreign Affairs (Dec. 1988)
- Address: "Eric Voegelin's Significance for the Modern Mind," Federal Parliament, National Assembly of Czechoslovakia (CSFR), Prague, Czech., May 28, 1991.
- Principal Lecture: "Truth and the Experience of Epoch in History," Prague Colloquium on Political Philosophy, East West Security Studies Institute (NYC) & Center for Theoretical Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech., Sept. 25-27, 1992. (Published in 1995 in Modern Age.)
- "Eric Voegelin's Philosophy: Rethinking the Renaissance." Invited Lecture at St.Lawrence Institute & McGill U., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Feb. 1993.
- LSU’s 1992-93 Distinguished Research Master Award & University Gold Medal, March 1993
- "Foundations of American Liberty and Constitutionalism." Invited lecture and conference keynote, Univ. of Macerata, Macerta, Italy, March 1993. Revised version repeated as LSU's 1992-93 Distinguished Research Master Lecture. (Published by Presidential Studies Quarterly ([Summer 1994]).
- "Religious Dimensions of the American Founding." Invited lecture and seminar at the Institute of World Politics, Washington, D. C., June 1993.
- "Fundamentals of American Constitutionalism and Modern Democracy." Two invited lectures and a seminar, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sept./Oct. 1993.
- "Eric Voegelin's Philosophy of History and Consciousness." Invited lecture, a seminar, and a public lecture, Saint Thomas More College, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Oct. 1993.
- "Philosophical Foundations of American Liberty and Constitutionalism: The Federalists."
- Invited lectures and seminars, sponsored by the Jan Hus Educational Foundation and by Civic Institute, in Prague and Brno (Czech Republic) and in Bratislava, Slovakia, Dec. 1993.
- "The Declaration of Independence and America's Medieval Constitutional Heritage." Invited lectures and seminars conducted at Catholic University of America (Washington, D. C.) and Loyola College of Maryland (Baltimore), Feb. 1994.
- "Religion and Politics in America." Invited lecture and seminar for Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at Southeastern Louisiana University, March 1994.
- “Education and the American Founding: Religion, Classics, and Law,” invited lecture at Heritage Foundation, Leadership Conference, Washington, D. C., March 1995
- “Anglo-American Constitutionalism and the Crisis of Civic Consciousness,” invited lectures delivered at U. of Portland, U. of Washington in Seattle, Western Washington State U. (Bellingham), April 1995.
- University Gold Metal & Rector’s Certificate, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, June 1993
- Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, honoraray degree awarded by Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 17, 1995
- “Constitutionalism and Human Nature,” invited lecture at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Sept. 1995.
- “Eric Voegelin and the Nature of Modernity,” Seminar & Lecture Series, Norwegian Research Council & University of Oslo, Oslo and Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 1995.
- “Covenant and the Crisis of Community,” invited consultation, Theological Faculty, University of Tübingen, Germany (Oct. 1995)
- “Origins of Constitutionalism” and “Gnosticism and the Nature of Modernity,” invited lectures at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and at Connecticut College, New London, CT, March 1996
- “Religious Aspects of the American Founding” and “Eric Voegelin: Biography and Philosophy,” invited lectures at the University of Tulsa and University of Oklahoma, April 1996.
- Phi Beta Kappa: initiated as the first alumnus member of the LSU Chapter, April 28, 1996
- “Foundations of Liberty and Rule of Law,” invited 3-lecture series at Intercollegiate Studies Institute annual Leadership Conference, Indiana University, Aug. 1996.
- “Elements of Anglo-American Constitutionalism,” Symposium and Inaugural Lecture, John M. Olin Distinguished Lecture Series in Constitutionalism, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 1996.
- “The Common Sense Enlightenment and the American Founding,” 18th Century Society of Canada, University of Saskatchewan, October, 1998.
- President, the Philadelphia Society, elected in Chicago at the national meeting in April 2000.
- Invited Lectures: “Education of the American Founding Fathers” and “Religious Liberty under the Constitution,” Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich., March 2001.
- Invited Lectures: “Education and the American Founding” and “Terrorism and the Use of the U. S. Military in Domestic Law Enforcement: The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878" Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, April 2002
- Invited Lectures: “The Free Man and Free Government in Political Philosophy,” Earhart Foundation fellows conference (Savannah, Feb. 2008);
- Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutionalism, James Madison Center, Princeton University (April 2008): “Free Man and Free Government in Political Philosophy.”
- Member, Board of Editors, The Political Science Reviewer (1970-).
- Member, Editorial Board, Modern Age (1971-).
- Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Politics (1975-1995).
- Consultant, Fellowship Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities (1977-80).
- Member, Editorial Board, Interpretation (1980-).
- Member, Editorial Board, This World (1981-1990).
- Member, Editorial Board, Social Science Quarterly (1986-1993).
- Editorial Board and a general editor, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, 34 vols., 1988-2009: details under publications.
- Manuscript referee for a number of university presses, including LSU, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Southern Illinois, Notre Dame, Catholic UP, and Liberty Fund Press; article referee for all of the above periodicals plus The American Political Science Review, Review of Politics, Southeastern Political Journal, New England Journal of Political Science, William and Mary Quarterly, etc. Rev’d 2/2009
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