Meeting Index

Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2010


Washington, D.C. , Sept. 2-5, 2010

106th APSA Annual Meeting, 26th EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University  

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PROGRAM DETAIL - 15 panels

Panel 1. Voegelin and Strauss: Roundtable  [co-sponsored with Claremont Institute]

Chair: Catherine H. Zuckert, Notre Dame


Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg (emeritus)

Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

John Grant, University of Dallas

Thomas L. Pangle, University of Texas

Robert P. Kraynak, Colgate University


Panel 2. Mysticism and the Politics of Resistance in Voegelin's Philosophy

Chair:Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University


"Cosmos and the "Leap in Being" in Voegelin's Philosophy" - Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado–Boulder

"The First Mystics? Some Recent Accounts of Neolithic Shamanism" - Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

"Does God Have a History?" - Jerry Martin, University of Colorado–Boulder (ret.)

"No God on the Horizon? Voegelin, Buber and Bonhoeffer & the Moment of Surrender" -Meins Coetsier, Ghent University


John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

Macon Boczek, Kent State University

William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Archiv - Munich


Panel 3. The 2010 Election and Beyond: Roundtable

Chair: Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia


Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute

Alan Abramowitz, Emory University

Susan MacManus, University of South Florida

Isaac Wood, University of Virginia


Panel 4. Moral Crusades, Totalitarianism, and a Post-National World

Chair: Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma


"American Foreign Policy in the Age of Obama" - Mackubin Owens, U.S., Naval War College

"Ideological Temptations and Moral Crusading in Politics and Diplomacy: Reminders From Voegelin and Morgenthau" - Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

"The New Faces of Totalitarianism: The Case of Venezuela" - Francisco Plaza, Palm Beach Atlantic University

"The Debate on Totalitarianism Revisited in 2010" - Martin Palouš, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the Czech Republic

"Natural Law versus the Idea of Sovereignty" - Andreas Kinneging, University of Leiden Law Faculty


David Clinton, Baylor University

David Mayers, Boston University


Panel 5. The Road to Serfdom in the 21st Century: Roundtable

Chair: Timothy Fuller, Colorado College


H. Lee Cheek, Athens State University

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

Claire Morgan, George Mason University


Panel 6. Rawls as Neo-Orthodox Theologian of Liberalism: Roundtable

Chair: David Walsh, Catholic University of America


Eric Gregory, Princeton University

Bruce Douglass, Georgetown University

Professor David Thunder, Villanova University

Angelo Valente, Catholic University of America


Panel 7. De-Culturation and Civic Consciousness in America: Roundtable

Chair: Glenn Moots. Northwood University


Wilfred McClay, University of Tennessee at Chatanooga

Bradley C. S. Watson, St. Vincent College

Joseph Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology

Michael Federici, Mercyhurst College


Panel 8. Philosophies of History in Comparison: Voegelin and Rosenstock-Huessy

Chair: Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University of San Antonio


"Diagnosis and Salvation: Revolution. History, and Augustine in Eric Voegelin and Rosenstock-Huessy" - Wayne A. Cristaudo, University of Hong Kong

"Rereading Rosenstock-Huessy's Philosophy of History in the Era of God's Return" - Michael B. McDuffee, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago

"How Not to 'Immanentize the Eschaton': Apocalypse, Gnosis, and History in Voegelin and Rosenstock - Huessy" - Gregory Kaplan, Rice University

"Metaxy or Metanoia? - Revolutions, and the Order of History" - Andreas Leutzsch, Universität Bielefeld


Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado–Boulder

Norman Fiering, Director & Librarian, Emeritus, John Carter Brown Library

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University at San Antonio

Panel 9. Race, Ethnicity and Politics: Voegelin's Early Concerns

Chair: Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University


Opening the Gate Through Dialogue - Samah Elhajibrahim, University of Pennsylvania

Social Darwinism and Race Consciousness in Japanese-American Relations - Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

Changes to the Early US Regime and Race - Forrest Nabors, University of Oregon

Eric Voegelin's Untimely Thoughts on the Idea Race - William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Archiv - Munich


Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University - San Antonio

Panel 10. China and Political Philosophy in the 21st Century

Chair: Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution


Jaded Mandarin? Mo Yan's Search for Order in the People's Republic - Todd Myers, San Diego State University

Legalism and Confucianism in Marxism and Confucianism - Benjamin Li, School of Law, Jiang Su University

Order and Society: Musil and China - Hazel Summer, Jiang Su University

Revolution and Revolutions in China - S. Barret Dolph, Zhen Jiang Chinese Culture Center


Daniel Yue [Zhiyao Xu], Fudan University

Timothy Lomperis, Saint Louis University


Panel 11. Voegelin and Oakeshott on Political Education

Chair: Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University


"Montesquieu, Oakeshott and Voegelin: On Political Education" - Matthew Sitman, Georgetown University

"Oakeshott and Voegelin on the University" - Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University

"Education and the Open Soul" - Julianne Romanello, Baylor University


Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

David Whitney, Louisiana State University


Panel 12. Contemporary Political Philosophy: Theme and Variations

Chair: Thomas J. McPartland, Kentucky State University


Lonergan and Voegelin on Political Authority - Thomas J. McPartland, Kentucky State University

Radical Islam and Modern Ideology - Scott Segrest, United States Militaary Acdemy–West Point

"Moral Insanity and Spiritual Disorder : Conceptualizing the Terrorist Mind" - Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

Politics and the Soldier: On the Limits of Nation-building as a Political & Military Objective - Celestino Perez, Jr., U. S. Army Command and General Staff College


Steven McGuire, Catholic University of America

Trevor Shelley, Louisiana State University


Panel 13. Issues in Religion, Politics & Theory

Chair: Rouven Steeves, U. S. Air Force Academy


"Eric Voegelin on the Early Christianity: Philosophical, Theological, and Political Implications" - Harald Bergbauer, Munich School of Political Science

"Voegelin's Debt to Augustine: The Mortgage of the City of God" - David Beer, Catholic University of America

"Albert Camus, Augustine, and the Origins of Modernity" - Ron Srigley, University of Prince Edward Island

"Voegelin's Theory of Religion Experience" - Craig A. Baron, Saint John's University

"Renovation of Spirituality: A Voegelinian Interpretation of Saint Francis" - Nicoletta Stradaioli, University of Perugia


John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

Robert Virdis, McMaster University


Panel 14. American Political Thought in Comparative Context

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland


"Political Hermeneutics in the Writing of John Dewey and Hannah Arendt" - Hans-Jörg Sigwart, Erlangen-Nuremberg

"The Centrality of Memory in James's Epistemology & the Implications for Voegelin's Theory of Anamnesis" - Macon Boczek, Kent State University

"Barack Obama and the Religious Voice of American Liberalism" - Todd Breyfogle, The Aspen Institute

"We do not know from where": Transcendence and Openness in Burke & Voegelin - Steven Millies, University of South Carolina–Aiken


Scott Segrest, U. S. Military Academy–West Point

Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)


Panel 15. Constitutional Issues in the Age of Obama: Roundtable [Co-sponsored w/ Claremont: EVS primary sponsor]

Chair: James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University


Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center

David Barron, Harvard Law School

Michael Greve, American Enterprise Institute

Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College