Residential Seminar Information Session: Philosophical Reflections on Leadership – From Machiavelli’s Prince to Dr. King’s Drum Major

Join esteemed faculty member Jason Maurice Yonover and Dean Seth Green for an interactive, online information session.

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Jul 17

About the Event

Join us on July 17th at 6pm to learn more about our upcoming Residential Seminar: Philosophical Reflections on Leadership: From Machiavelli’s Prince to Dr. King’s Drum Major.

Immerse yourself in the University of Chicago’s vibrant intellectual atmosphere for a week-long seminar focused on essential leadership questions. Explore what defines a leader, how they maintain their status, and their responsibilities through the lens of renowned philosophers like Machiavelli and Martin Luther King, Jr. Engage in deep discussions, challenge your perspectives, and build new friendships, all while experiencing UChicago's historic Hyde Park campus.

This seminar offers a blend of rigorous academic sessions and enriching co-curricular activities. Participate in morning and afternoon classes using the Socratic method, attend lunch talks with expert guest speakers, and enjoy guided tours of the campus. Socialize and network through dinner groups, all under the guidance of distinguished faculty member Jason Maurice Yonover, whose extensive research explores a wide variety philosophical traditions.

Jason Maurice Yonover holds Ph.D.s from the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell University . He is co-editor of the volume Spinoza in Germany: Political and Religious Thought Across the Long Nineteenth Century, forthcoming with Oxford University Press. He is also author of articles or chapters in the European Journal of Philosophy, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, the Oxford Handbook of Jewish Philosophy, and other venues. His research on issues concerning freedom, power, and right engages with several traditions in the history of philosophy and political philosophy.

Participate in a live discussion with Jason Maurice Yonover and Dean of the Graham School Seth Green to learn more.