From June 25-July 3, current and former graduate students in the Baylor University Political Science Department attended the twenty-third Jack Miller Center Summer Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “What is America?” Invited participants included Matthew Brogdon, assistant professor of political science at the University of Texas, San Antonio; Kevin Burns, assistant professor of political science at Christendom College; and Jordan Cash, Pre-Doctoral Research Specialist in the University of Virginia’s Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy.
Among the prominent scholars who participated were Michael Zuckert (Notre Dame), James Ceaser (University of Virginia), Benjamin Kleinerman (Michigan State), Peter Onuf (University of Virginia), and Diana Schuab (Loyola University of Maryland).
On June 11-15, Baylor graduate students from the Political Science Department attended the inaugural summer seminar on “The Moral Foundations of the American Constitutional Order” at Princeton University, co-sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Witherspoon Institute. Among the topics covered were the historical approaches to the Founding, religion and the Founding, slavery, and common law. Participants came not only from the United States, but also the United Kingdom, Poland, and China.
Baylor invitees were Joseph Griffith, Hannah Norman, Jordan Cash, and Debbie O’Malley. Next year Norman will be completing her second year in our doctoral program, Griffith will teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Cash will serve as Pre-Doctoral Research Specialist in the University of Virginia’s Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy, and O’Malley will serve as the inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Postdoctoral Fellow at Assumption College.
Elizabeth S. Amato, who received her PhD from Baylor’s Department of Political Science in 2011, recently published “The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime: Political Theory in Literature” with Lexington Books (2018).
Dr. Amato is an assistant professor of political science at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. She has also held a postdoctoral position at Michigan State University. She has published articles on Walker Percy (in A Political Companion to Walker Percy, the University of Kentucky Press) and on Tom Wolfe (Perspectives on Political Science).
On May 9-10 at Baylor University, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, held their tenth annual summer conference. Daniel Burns, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, served as the discussion leader for the conference on “Cicero: Statesmanship and Constitutionalism.”
Robert Paquette, Executive Director of the AHI, announced that the conference in the future would be named “The Mary and David Nichols Annual Conference on the Great Books” in honor of their organizing these conferences in the past.
Oct. 26, 2017 James Roberts, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is cited in this article for his research about phone addiction. Roberts has found that the average female college student spends 10 hours a day on her cell phone, while the average college male spends eight.
Oct. 25, 2017 Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, conducts this Q&A with Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, about his new book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World At Odds.” “How To Think is very much a book of the moment, for the moment,” Dreher writes.
Oct. 28, 2017 VIDEO: Several of the more than 800 women who ran the Baylor Line for the first time on Saturday are interviewed for this story about having the opportunity to take part in this special University tradition.
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We’ve all been there. It’s 2 p.m. on a Monday, you’ve worked through lunch, and you have zero motivation to push through the day. Or, you’re in the middle of a work project, being the most productive you’ve been in days, and your significant other calls. Or, you’re at home, sitting down to eat dinner …