Event Details

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Dinner Discussion: Apocalyptic Thought in the Age Of Trump with Stanford Professor Alison McQueen

23 Mar 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Caffe Riace, 200 Sheridan Ave, Suite 102, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Register at http://www.cornellnorcal.com/event-2474078/Registration
•  Member – $175.00 (USD)   
•  Non-Member – $200.00 (USD)

We are honored to have Assistant Professor at Stanford, Alison McQueen engage us in a timely, informative and thought provoking dinner discussion.  This event will be a conversation, not a keynote presentation.  Alison will review the catastrophic risks that the U.S. faces under Trump, then go on to talk about why we shouldn’t think about these in apocalyptic terms (i.e. what the dangers are of that kind of thinking).  We think it’s important to have a conversation.  Alison’s articles in (in pdf form)  will be emailed to you upon registration confirmation.

6:00 pm-6:30 pm Networking and introductions
6:30 pm-9:00 pm Dinner and discussion

Alison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.  Her research focuses on religion in early modern political theory.  Her book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (under contract), examines the responses of three canonical political thinkers (Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau) to hopes and fears about the end of the world. Her second book project, Absolving God: Hobbes’s Scriptural Politics, examines Thomas Hobbes’s attempts to tame religious radicalism and make sincere belief compatible with civil peace.  Alison’s other ongoing research projects explore the political realist tradition, methods of textual interpretation, and the ethics and politics of catastrophe.  Alison received her Ph.D., from Cornell University in 2012.

* Ticket price includes private dining room, three course meal, and wine.

* Custom food options including vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan will be accommodated onsite.

* Proceeds allow us to fund two endowed scholarships-the Ira B. Degenhardt Tradition Fellowship and the Peter E. Lee Tradition Fellowship.  These funds go to two deserving students from the Bay Area for each of their four-year tenure at Cornell.

Please contact Rosemary J. Fantozzi ’09 at rjfantozzi@gmail.com with questions.

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