Monthly Archives: August 2019

Notre Dame prof. and author talks liberalism

March 28, 2019 | Jackie Jahfetson Only standing room remained last Thursday evening in Jamrich 1322 as professors, community members and students looked eager to hear a political science professor from the University of Notre Dame speak about liberalism and engage in the extended Q&A afterwards. Patrick J. Deneen visited campus and gave a presentation on his 2018 book “Why Liberalism Failed,” arguing “liberalism failed because it succeeded.” Presented by …
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Author to speak on liberalism

March 21, 2019 | Akasha Khalsa Patrick Deneen, author of “Why Liberalism Failed” will lead a lecture and Q&A session in Jamrich 1322 on Thursday, March 21. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and admission is free. Deneen will be discussing the ideology of liberalism and his thoughts on how this ideology has failed society and the individual. Deneen’s political theory book is a bestseller and …
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‘Why Liberalism Failed’ Talk at NMU

March 1, 2o19 | Carley Doyle Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. It is free and open to the public. Of the three dominant ideologies of the 20th century—fascism, communism and liberalism—only the last remains. In Why Liberalism Failed, Deneen argues that it is …
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Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom Becomes 68th Member of ACTA’s Oases of Excellence Network

February 27, 2019 | Erik Gross  WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has added the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) at Northern Michigan University to the Oases of Excellence network. The Center joins a network of faculty-led, donor funded programs and initiatives located across the country. Oases of Excellence programs share ACTA’s commitment to educating students for informed citizenship in a free society by maintaining the highest academic …
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Political philosopher to speak about far-right

November 15, 2018 | Jackie Jahfetson  In a world that threatens democracy in the United States and Europe, it’s not only timely but it’s a chance for people to speak freely and “explore controversial ideas,” according to NMU English professor Gabriel Brahm. Tonight’s lecture, featuring political philosopher and University of Toronto professor Ronald Beiner, will address these new totalitarian tactics and the philosophy behind them. The talk will take place …
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Anti-Semitism, Resurgent Fascism Discussed

November 5, 2018 | Carley Doyle  Canadian political theorist Ronald Beiner will present “Dangerous Minds in Dangerous Times” at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Ontario Room of the University Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Beiner will explore themes from his latest book, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right. Beiner is chair of …
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Arab-Israeli Conflict Explored

November 1, 2018 | Von Lanier  Middle East scholar Asaf Romirowsky will present “United Nations Relief and Works Agency: The Crux of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” at Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief. NMU’s Jewish Student Union is hosting his talk. It will begin at 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 5, in the Huron Room of the University Center. Admission is free …
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Cary Nelson to speak

April 19, 2018 | Jackie Jahfetson University of Illinois English professor, academic scholar and labor activist Cary Nelson will address the importance of free speech on college campuses, negotiation of wages and resolution for the Middle East at 7 p.m. tonight in Reynold’s Recital Hall. Presented by the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) with the support of College Democrats, College Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty, this event …
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Scholar Mark Lilla discusses identity politics

April 19, 2018 | Tim Eggert “The only thing you share with every person of this country is that you’re a citizen,” Mark Lilla said, promoting citizenship as a means of resolving the disconnection between identities and ideologies in the United States. Presented last Thursday, Lilla’s talk, “Identity and Citizenship,” served as the second installment in the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) speaker series titled “Reclaiming Free Speech …
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