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Machiavelli: Philosophy, Rhetoric, & History

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:30pm to Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 1:00pm

Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street

Friday, 17 October - Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street

8:15am - 8:45am - Coffee and Registration

8:45am - 9:00am - Welcome and Introductions

9:00am - 10:30am - Session I
John M. Najemy - (Professor of History - Cornell University) "Machiavelli's Polemical Critique of Elite Politics"
Michelle Tolman Clarke - (Assistant Professor - Department of Government - Dartmouth College) "Machiavelli and the Roman Tribunate"

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30am - Session II
Mark Salber Phillips - (Professor of History - Carleton University - Ottawa) "Machiavelli and the Historical Imagination"
Marcello Simonetta - (Assistant Professor of Italian and Medieval Studies - Wesleyan University) - "Machiavelli and History-writing: Sources and influences from Giovanni di Carlo to Guicciardini"

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm - Session III
Albert R. Ascoli - (Gladys Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor - Department of Italian Studies - University of California Berkeley) "Vox populi: Machiavelli and Public Opinion in the Discorsi, book I"
Miguel Vatter - (Associate Professor - Institute of Political Science - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile) "Machiavelli: Roman and Medieval Traditions of Conceiving 'The People'"

3:30pm - 4:00pm Break

4:00pm - 5:30pm Session IV
Vickie B. Sullivan - (Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science - Tufts University) "Machiavelli and His Literary Self Portraits"
John P. McCormick - (Professor of Political Science - University of Chicago) "Subduing the Senate: Machiavelli's 'Way of Freedom' or Path to Tyranny?"

Reception - Robert B. Haas Library - 180 York Street

Saturday, 18 October- Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street

8:15am - 8:45am - Coffee and Registration

8:45am - 9:00am - Welcome and Introductions

9:00am - 10:30am - Session V
Nathan Tarcov - (Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Political Science, and the College at the University of Chicago) "Leo Strauss on Machiavelli"
Victoria Kahn - (Professor of English and Comparative Literature - University of California Berkeley) "Strauss's Machiavelli"

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 12:30pm - Session VI
Gopal Balakrishnan - (Associate Professor - History of Consciousness - University of California, Santa Cruz) "Defeat and Renewal: Concepts of Time and Change in Machiavelli"
Mikael Hörnqvist - (Senior Lecturer - Uppsala University) "The few and the many: Nietzsche, Tocqueville and Machiavelli on authority and equality"

End of Conference

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