Following our quarantine period, Political Studies fellows will convene for our first two courses, held over morning and afternoon sessions. Our afternoon session will explore the Biblical view of the human condition with readings from Genesis and Exodus. Fellows will bring together these Biblical stories with selections from ancient Greek texts to better appreciate the tensions — and affinities — between Athens and Jerusalem.

Image: Sébastien Bourdon, Adoration of the Golden Calf, 1616-71

Faculty

Antón Barba-Kay

Antón Barba-Kay is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is finishing a book on the political philosophy of the internet, which he began while a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

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