Banned Books and Censorship, The American Idea, The Ashbrook Center (March 21, 2023)

Communism and Film, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (August 3, 2022)

Marxist and Communist Ideology: Its History and a Warning for Today With Jonathan Brent, David Satter, and Flagg Taylor, Victims of Communist Memorial Foundation (June 14, 2022 via Zoom)

Václav Havel and the Problem of Dissent, Clemson University (February 2022)

Totalitarianism and the Defense of Personhood, Catholic Medical Association Annual Conference (September 2018)

©Catholic Medical Association 2018

The Enduring Significance of Charter 77, Embassy of the Czech Republic (February 2017)

Czechoslovakia and Charter 77, Texas Lutheran University (October 2015)

Skidmore College Courses

Core Courses in Political Science

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Classical Political Thought

Modern Political Thought

Upper-Level Courses in Political Philosophy

Liberty, Commerce, and the Moral Life

Capitalism and its Critics

Rousseau’s Political Philosophy

Tocqueville’s America

The French Liberal Tradition

Dissident Political Thought

Václav Havel: Playwright, Dissident President

The Politics of Dystopia

First-Year Seminars

The Politics of Eros

Statesmen and Tyrants

Courses in American Political Thought and Public Law

American Political Thought

African-American Political Thought

Abraham Lincoln as Statesman

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Conflicts: Executive Power


Politics and History of the Czech Lands (semester-long course including a 10-day travel seminar in Prague)

Hertog Foundation Courses

Dostoevsky’s Demons

Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate

Living with Artificial Intelligence: Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun

Tikvah Fund

Can Liberty and Order Coexist? A Study of Conservative Liberalism