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Belmont Abbey College: Conference on Alexis de Tocqueville
April 8 - April 9
On April 8-9, 2022, Belmont Abbey Honors College will host a two-day conference, “‘Revolution, Religion, Regime Change, and Liberty’: A Discussion of Tocqueville’s Other Book: The Old Regime and the Revolution” featuring four small group seminar sessions on selections from Tocqueville’s L’Ancien Regime et La Revolution. Students and faculty from all institutions will be mixed together in rooms of about 15-20 people to discuss assigned readings. Fellow Dr. Daniel Mahoney will be giving a keynote address on the evening of the 8th.
Friday, April 8, 2022 – Saturday April 9, 2022
Haid Ballroom • Belmont Abbey College
Daniel Mahoney is a Professor and Chair of Political Science at Assumption University, where he teaches on political economy, political ideologies, and international relations. Professor Mahoney is the author of over one hundred twenty introductions, books, articles, and book reviews that have appeared in a wide range of scholarly and public journals. His writings have appeared in French, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Norwegian and Portuguese translation. He is also an Associate Editor of Perspectives on Political Science and Book Review Editor of Society.
Professor Mahoney is a JMC fellow.
From the program:
Belmont Abbey Honors College is a unique opportunity for students who love reading, are quietly perceptive, and enjoy listening to or participating in discussions of important matters both in and out of the classroom. Very differently from most educational programs, the Honors College does not rely on standard textbooks for instruction or as ways of garnering information. For, while instruction and information so acquired can be useful, we turn our primary attention to the reading of books which implicitly or explicitly make a bold claim of wisdom about the most important matters in human life. Such books have been written by historians, scientists, poets, philosophers, and theologians and are often referred to as “great books.”
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