April 17, 2009 - Jeremy McInerney (University of Pennsylvania), Tracy Lee Simmons (Hillsdale College), and Carl Richard (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) participated in the second panel of the Hauenstein Center's conference, "Barack Obama and the Lessons of Antiquity." Dr. McInerney presented a paper on, "Reading Thucydides in Washington." Dr. Richard talked about the American founders and important stories they knew from Ancient Greece and Rome.Dr. Richard is professor of History (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1988) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His research and teaching focus on early national American history and U.S. intellectual history. He has authored several works, including Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World (2003), The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment (1994), "The Classical Roots of the U.S. Congress: Mixed Government Theory" in Inventing Congress: Origins and Establishment of the First Federal Congress (1999), "A Dialogue with the Ancients: Thomas Jefferson and Classical Philosophy and History" in Journal of the Early Republic (1989), and "The Shadow of a Plan: The Rationale Behind Wilson's 1918 Siberian Intervention" in The Historian (1986).
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