Polaris Commencement Lecture: Mark Blitz on 'Conserving Liberty'

2012-06-05 by

Mark N. Blitz (A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University) is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and Director of the Henry Salvatori Center at Claremont McKenna College.

He served during the Reagan administration as Associate Director of the United States Information Agency and as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He has been vice president of the Hudson Institute and has taught political theory at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of ‘Conserving Liberty;’ ‘Plato’s Political Philosophy;’ ‘Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life’; ‘and ‘Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’ and the Possibility of Political Philosophy.’ He is co-editor (with William Kristol) of ‘Educating the Prince.’

He was the first Polaris Commencement Lecture at UAA, sponsored by the UAA Democracy Forum, 49th State Fellows, the University Honors College, the Department of Political Science; and The Polaris Society.

This event was podcast on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Library 307.

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49th State Fellows
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University Honors College
Ronald Reagan American Presidency Project
Nomination of Mark N. Blitz to USIA
Salvatori Center, Claremont McKenna College
Mark N. Blitz faculty bio