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Boston College: Nietzsche’s Culture War – An Introduction to the Untimely Meditations

November 14, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friedrich Nietzsche, c. 1875, Friedrich Hartmann

On November 14, 2022, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner Shilo Brooks for a discussion of Nietzsche.

Monday, November 14, 2022 • 4:30 PM EST
McGuinn Hall, 521 • Boston College

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Shilo BrooksShilo Brooks is the Assistant Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, and a fellow at the Forbes College at Princeton University. He was previously Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Colorado, where he was Faculty Director of the Engineering Leadership Program and Associate Faculty Director of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization.

His teaching and research interests lie in the history of political philosophy, statesmanship, and the humanities. He is the author of Nietzsche’s Culture War (2018), in addition to scholarly and journalistic articles on a variety of topics.

Brooks has also held appointments as Visiting Professor of Government at Bowdoin College and Fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John’s College, Annapolis.

Professor Brooks is a JMC faculty partner.

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The John Marshall Project (JMP) of the Department of Political Science at Boston College promotes a focused study of the citizenship and statesmanship needed by a democratic and constitutional republic. The mission of the Project absorbs and expands upon the Program for the Western Heritage, directed by Robert Faulkner and Susan Shell and housed within the Department of Political Science. The Marshall Project also cooperates directly with the Marshall Program in Political Philosophy and Civic Leadership, currently directed by Robert Faulkner under the auspices of the Clough Center.

The activities of the Project include lectures and other appearances on campus by notable public figures and other political and intellectual leaders, the awarding and supervision of two Marshall Doctoral Fellowships and one Marshall Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and selection of ten to twenty undergraduate Marshall Fellows, with the future possibility of a certificate program in civic leadership. The undergraduate fellows participate in reading groups, lectures, and summer study and research, as well as special conferences where pertinent.

The JMP operates with generous financial support from the Jack Miller Center and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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November 14, 2022
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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