Public Commentary

“Raymond Aron’s Critique of American Modernization Theory” invited talk for conference, “R. Aron au XXIe siècle” June 22-23, 2017

“A Global Conservative Christian Revolution” invited talk, Jackson School of Government at the University of Washington, May 23, 2017

“The Intellectual Origins of Stanley Hoffmann’s Critique of Hans Morgenthau’s Political Realism” conference paper for “Raymond Aron Beyond the Hexagon” hosted by the Center for Critical Democratic Studies at the American University of Paris, May 5, 2017

“Do Religious Freedom Laws presuppose a Protestant definition of Religion?” Conference on the Five Hundred Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, City University of New York, May 3, 2017

“Are we Experiencing a Global Conservative Christian Revolution” Invited talk at UC Santa Barbara, April 25, 2017

“Is the Critique of Secularism Exhausted?” Concluding Address for “What Comes after the Critique of Secularism” workshop, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, April 10, 2017

“Religious Realignments in the Age of Trump,” Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Feb 22, 2017

“A Different Take on French Liberalism: Raymond Aron, Jimmy Carter and the Neo-conservative Origins of the Critique of International Human Rights” Bay Area Consortium for the History of Ideas in America, February 5, 2017

“The End of Ideology: An Alternative History” UC Berkeley Intellectual History and Theory Working Group, January 26, 2017

“Raymond Aron and the Congress for Cultural Freedom,” Fondation Maison Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, May 30, 2016

“Raymond Aron, Decolonization and Development”, School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at the Central European University Budapest, April 6, 2016

“Foucault and the neo-liberalism Debate: On the Limitations of a Contextualist approach,” Foucault and Neoliberalism Conference, Center for Democratic Studies at the American University of Paris, March 25-26, 2016

“Religious Freedom and its New Critics” Religion and Politics Working Group, European University Institute, Florence Italy, Feb 8, 2016

“Raymond Aron and the 1955 Congress for Cultural Freedom Conference in Milan”, London School of Economics, January 2016

“The End of Ideology and the 1955 Milan Congress for Cultural Freedom”, Sciences Po’s Cold Warriors Conference, November 26-27.

“Religion and the Left since 9/11”, forthcoming paper for Yale Law School’s Law and Religion conference, November 6-7, 2015.

“Political Decisionism in the work of Raymond Aron and Friedrich Hayek”, forthcoming paper for Political Decisionism seminar hosted at NYU’s Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, October 16-17, 2015

“Liberal Dictatorship: Raymond Aron’s Critique of Friedrich Hayek’s Concept of Liberty”, Cold War Conference hosted at the Società Geografica Italiana in Rome, September 17-18, 2015

“Three Rival Critiques of Theological Genealogy”, Cambridge University May, 25, 2015

“Raymond Aron’s critique of Hans Morgenthau’s Political Realism”, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, June 9, 2015

“Inverse Marxism: Raymond Aron’s Critique of Friedrich Hayek’s Neoliberalism”, April 18, 2015

“Three Rival Critiques of Theological Genealogy”, December 11, 2014

“Raymond Aron et la critique des idéologies”, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, November 18, 2014

“Raymond Aron, Decisionism and the Origins of Rational Choice Theory”, Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, May 20, 2014

“Julien Freund and the Robert Hepp Controversy”, University of London Institute Paris, December 7, 2013

“Jan Assmann and the Theologization of the Political”, New School for Social Research, April 9, 2010