Maxwell Lectures in Political Theory
The Neal A. Maxwell Lecture in Political Theory and Contemporary Politics
2023: “I, Too, Sing America: Black Patriotism from Frederick Douglass to Whitney Houston," Hinckley Institute of Politics, October 19, 2023, 12-1:30 p.m.
Simon Stow, William & Mary
2022: “More Beautiful than Democracy: Toni Morrison and the Possibility of a Shareable World,” Hinckley Institute of Politics, September 29, 12-1:30 p.m.
Lawrie Balfour, University of Virginia
A video of the lecture is available here. The lecture and responses are forthcoming as a symposium in Theory & Event.
2019: "Beholden: From Freedom to Debt"
Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2018: "'White and Deadly': The Sweet Taste of Freedom in a Global Era”
2017: “Body and Soul: The Persistence of the Human"
2016: “Anarchist Women and the Politics of Walking”
2015: "Walt Whitman and the Soft Voice of Sympathy"
Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
Romand Coles, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, “Antagonism and the
Ecology of Sympathies”
Cristin Ellis, University of Mississippi, “Numb Networks: The Politics of Impersonal Sympathies”
2014: "The Fight for Public Things"
Jason Frank, Cornell University, "Collective Actors, Common Desires"
James Martel, San Francisco State University, "Against thinning (and teleology): politics and objects in the face of catastrophe in Lear and von Trier"
2013: "Species Evolution and Cultural Freedom"
Elisabeth Anker, The George Washington University, “Freedom and the Human in ‘Evolutionary’ Political
Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, “The Deep Biology of Politics: A Reminder”