10/19/2012 09:07 AM
BATON ROUGE – On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Eric Voegelin Society will hold their 28th annual international meeting at LSU. The meeting, “Crisis and Hope in Politics – A Philosophical Conversation,” will have morning sessions in the Lod Cook Conference Center Abell Room and afternoon sessions in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall.
The meeting will begin with a welcome by LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean Gaines Foster at 8:20 a.m. at Lod Cook. The first roundtable discussion, “Mysticism
and Politics,” will be held from 8:40-10:10 a.m. Panelists include Ellis Sandoz, LSU;
Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund Inc.; Jerry Martin, American Council of Trustees and Alumni;
Macon Boczek, Kent State University; David Walsh, Catholic University of America;
David Whitney, Nicholls State University; and Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute
The second discussion, “Literature and Politics: Literary Masters & the Search for
Truth of Existence,” will take place from 10:10-11:30 a.m. and will include Glenn
Hughes, Saint Mary’s University of San Antonio; Alan Baily, Stephen F. Austin University;
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii; Tim Hoye, Texas Woman’s University; Steven
McGuire, Eastern University; and Paulette Kidder, Seattle University.
During lunch, there will be informal visits to the Eric Voegelin Institute in Stubbs
Hall 214-216 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Afternoon sessions in Hill Memorial Library will begin at 1:20 p.m. with “A Republic
if You Can Keep It: Constitutionalism, Exceptionalism, and Still a City on a Hill?”
This roundtable discussion includes David C. Brown, Loyola University of New Orleans;
Judge Darrell White, American Judicial Alliance; Sarah Beth Vosburg, LSU; Elizabeth
Corey, Baylor University; David Corey, Baylor University; and Paul R. Baier, LSU Law
From 2:50 to 4:20 p.m., the roundtable discussion “Equivalences of Experience and
Common Sense Philosophy,” including Wolfgang Leidhold, University of Cologne; Thomas
J. McPartland, Kentucky State University; Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas; Scott
Segrest, University of Alaska; Tim Fuller, Colorado College; and Glenn Hughes, Saint
Mary’s University of San Antonio, will be held.
Following a report from Eric Voegelin Society directors and a brief business meeting,
the 28th annual international meeting will adjourn.
For more information on the Eric Voegelin Institute, visit http://www.lsu.edu/artsci/groups/voegelin/ or call 225-578-7888.
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012