Each year, Wyoming Catholic College welcomes lecturers from the wider academic community to the town of Lander—distinguished men and women who contribute complementary perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. Four such lectures are held each year, and all are open to the public. This year’s lecturers (and their topics) are:
Dr. Timothy Fuller, Colorado College
“St. Augustine’s Importance in His Time and Ours.”
Dr. Fuller is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He has published many essays and edited books, including The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott, Reassessing the Liberal State, The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education, and contributed to Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Authors and Arguments. Most recently he edited Machiavelli’s Legacy, “The Prince” After 500 Years.
Dr. Clark McCauley, Bryn Mawr College
“Understanding Terrorism: History, Law, Psychology, and Policy.”
Social psychologist, Dr. McCauley is Research Professor of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. In addition to numerous scholarly publications, Dr. McCauley is author with Sophia Moskalenko of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us and the new book The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World. He is Founding Editor Emeritus, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict and Co-Director, Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. Dr. McCauley and his wife, Lisa, live in Lander.
Dr. Virigina Arbery, Wyoming Catholic College
“Two Cheers for Our Puritan Roots.”
Dr. Arbery is Associate Professor of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College. Dr. Arbery has written and lectured extensively on the role of George Washington in the American founding and has also published on Greek and Southern literature, Augustine, Rousseau, women’s studies, American education, and a range of constitutional issues. A frequent participant in Liberty Fund Conferences since 1993, she is a member of Philadelphia Society and was a co-recipient with her husband Dr. Glenn Arbery of the Circe Institute’s Russell Kirk Padeia Prize for a lifetime achievement in the Humanities.
Dr. Wilfred McClay, University of Oklahoma
“A Generous Loyalty: The Vindication of a Forgotten Virtue.”
Dr. McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, and A Student’s Guide to U.S. History. He was editor of the anthology Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America. Dr. McClay serves on the editorial boards of First Things, The Wilson Quarterly, The Public Interest, Society, Touchstone, Historically Speaking, and University Bookman.
Lectures will be held in the ballroom at The Inn at Lander at 7:00 in the evening. Guests, faculty, staff, and seniors are invited to a wine and cheese reception after the lecture.