Political Science Symposium To Begin Friday

Friday, November 8, 2019 - by Cana Cooper, Lee University
Dr. Samuel Gregg
Dr. Samuel Gregg

Lee University will welcome Dr. Samuel Gregg as guest speaker for “The Challenges of American Liberalism,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities. The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, in Lee’s School of Nursing lecture hall, Room 202.

“Every year since 2016, political science at Lee University has hosted an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate symposium in the fall to consider the ideas of politics and philosophy broadly understood,” said Audrey Haley, symposium coordinator. “This year, we will examine the challenges of American liberalism through a variety of sources with a focus on how Christianity and the liberal arts respond to the core components of classical and modern liberalism.”

The Friday event will begin with registration at noon, followed by two discussion seminars prior to the keynote lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the SON. The seminars will be led by various professors, including Dr. Gregg, with student and faculty engaging in a conversation on the challenges of liberalism broadly throughout American society.  

Dr. Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute, a think-tank for the study of religion and liberty. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford and a Master of Arts in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host such a robust group of individuals to consider the ideas which are crucial to the flourishing of our society as a whole,” said Ms. Haley.

Friday’s symposium is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about the event, email Ms. Haley at ahaley@leeuniversity.edu.


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