Student Conference. Political Literature from the Athenian Republic to the Global State

Feit Interdisciplinary Seminar

Political Literature from the Athenian Republic to the Global State

Baruch College, April 28 – May 12, 2014

Student Conference

Monday, April 28, 11AM -12:30PM, VC 14-285

Panel: Classical Literature and Philosophy: Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle

Rethinking the Republic of Korea

John Chung, Accounting

Political Exceptions through the Ages

Elizabeth Greenberg, Journalism and Political Science

The Politics of Gender in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

Ari Himber, Public Affairs, Sociology


Wednesday, April 30, 11AM -12:30PM, VC 14-285

Panel: Medieval Literature and Political Thought: Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

A Reconciliation of Fate, Foreknowledge, and Free Will in Boethius’ Consolation

Mina Rostom, Philosophy

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius and Robert Moses, the Master Builder

Matthew Melore, Public Affairs


Monday, May 5, 11AM -12:30PM, VC 8-210

Panel: Renaissance Political Thought: Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

The American Prince: Machiavelli in Contemporary Presidential Politics

Abhinaya Swaminathan, Economics

Machiavelli in the Present Contemporary and Political Society

Tenzin Zonkey, Journalism

Machiavellian Ethics and American Public Opinion

Juliana Fricchione, Political Science


Wednesday, May 7, 11AM-12:30PM, VC 8-210

Panel: Elizabethan Drama: Christopher Marlow, Tamburlaine, and William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus

Revenge, Violence, and Metaphor in Titus Andronicus

Peter Bell, Philosophy

“Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 11:21): Justice in Tamburlaine

Peter D’Antonio, English

The Romantic Side of Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

Cho Yeon Kim, Interdisciplinary Studies

Excessive Violence in Titus Andronicus: a Justified Precedent and Effective Tool to Regain Order in Roman Society

Stephanie Sica, Business Communications


Monday, May 12, 11AM-12:30PM, VC 14-285                            

Panel: Renaissance Political Thought: Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan and its Relationship to Official Domestic and International Governmental Pacts

Paulo Pinho, Political Science

Reconsidering the Concept of State Sovereignty

Andrew Frank, Political Science

Conversation will follow the talks

Coffee and Refreshments will be available