May 4, 2018: Paul Rahe presents 'The Rhythm of American Politics: The American Regime and the Twenty-Four-Year Itch'

by Michelle Saport  |   

James W. Muller and students and faculty in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage warmly invite you to join them for an upcoming event that is not to be missed, the final Chartwell Lecture of our 2017-18 series, in collaboration with the Union League of Anchorage, a nonprofit educational foundation:

Paul A. Rahe presents The Rhythm of American Politics: The American Regime and the Twenty-Four-Year Itch Friday, May 4, 7:30-9 p.m. Robert L. Spurr Lecture Hall - Social Sciences Building, Room 118

Professor Paul A. Rahe, one of America's most distinguished historians, is professor of history and holds the Charles and Louise Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., where he is a member of the graduate faculty. He taught at Yale University, Cornell University, Franklin and Marshall College, and the University of Tulsa before taking up his position at Hillsdale. Among his books are Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution (University of North Carolina Press, 1992), reissued in 1994 in three paperback volumes; Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory under the English Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion, Commerce, Climate, Terrain, Technology, Uneasiness of Mind, The Spirit of Political Vigilance, and the Foundations of the Modern Republic (Yale University Press, 2009); Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville and the Modern Prospect (Yale University Press, 2009); The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy (Yale University Press, 2016); and The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge (Yale University Press, 2015). He co-edited Montesquieu's Science of Politics: Essays on The Spirit of Laws (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) and edited Machiavelli's Liberal Republican Legacy (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Rahe, who was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford's Wadham College, has been awarded fellowships by the Center for Hellenic Studies, the National Humanities Center, the Institute of Current World Affairs, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Center for the History of Freedom at Washington University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Clair Hall at Cambridge University, All Souls College at Oxford University, the American Academy in Berlin, the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green University, and the Hoover Institution. In 2006, the French Historical Society awarded him the Koren Prize for the best article published in French history in 2005. He frequently comments on political matters and writes a blog for Ricochet.

Parking on campus is free on Friday.

The Chartwell Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political Science, features lectures on a wide range of subjects in the humanities and liberal arts. Lectures are free and open to members of the general public. Staffing is provided by Kathleen L. Behnke in the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Political Science gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Union League of Anchorage, which made this lecture possible, thanks to support from the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History through a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. For information about how to support the Chartwell Lecture Series, please talk to Professor Muller or any faculty member in the Department of Political Science at UAA.

Note: Immediately prior to his Chartwell Lecture, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in UAA's Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 119 (down the hall from the Robert L. Spurr Lecture Room, across from the Kaladi Brothers), Professor Rahe will be guest of honor of the Department of Political Science at its annual Ave Atque Vale ceremony honoring our 2017-18 graduates and their families, with department chair Professor Forrest A. Nabors presiding. All those planning to attend the lecture are warmly welcome to come to this celebration beforehand to congratulate our graduates and to hear Professor Rahe's remarks. Participants are asked bring a dish of food or non-alcoholic drinks for an informal potluck dinner. Professor Rahe will be available after the lecture to sign copies of his books.

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