John T. Agresto is an author, lecturer, and university administrator who has served as President of St. John's College, Chancellor and Provost at the American University of Iraq at Sulaimani, and as Assistant Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy, Liberty and Equality Under the Constitution, and The Humanist as Citizen: Essays on the Uses of the Humanities. He is presently at work on a book on higher education.Every year, the Tocqueville Program sponsors a course and brings prominent scholars and public intellectuals to Furman's campus with the aim encouraging serious and open engagement with the moral questions at the heart of political life.
At Villanova: Ryan Center Event March 5th, 2014 - On Tuesday, March 11th, Dr. Lorraine Krall McCrary, Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellow, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, will be leading a conversation on, “T.S. Eliot and Tradition.” The discussion will be at 7:30 pm in the Ryan Center. Food and refreshments will be provided.
At Harvard: John Walters on “Addiction and American Democracy” March 4th, 2014 - The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard invites you to attend John Walters on “Addiction and American Democracy” John Walters is the former director of the White House National Drug Control Policy in the George W. Bush administration, 2001-9—the Drug Czar. He is now Executive Vice President of the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he served in the Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds an M.A. from the University of Toronto. Friday, March 7 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm CGIS North (Knafel), Room K-354 1737 Cambridge Street RSVP to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Zwick, Executive Director The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard is made possible by the generosity of supporters including the Randolph Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education, the Jack Miller Center, and the Foundation for Constitutional Government.