Videos

Daniel Brudney on The Idea of the Social Contract in Western Philosophy

Daniel Brudney is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy who writes and teaches about political philosophy, bioethics, and the philosophy of religion. In this talk, he contrasted John Locke’s idea of a social contract with that of Thomas Hobbes ...

Take a Stand. Lend a Hand: Bullying and Stress Management for Youth

A panel of psychologists and community leaders discuss bullying and stress management with elementary school students.

The University of Chicago 514th Convocation Address

The 514th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on March 22, 2013. Richard A. Rosengarten, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Divinity School, delivered the convocation address, titled “In...

John W. Boyer Takes Questions in Beijing

After presenting a historical overview of the University of Chicago’s growth and development, including brilliant and often controversial decisions by its leaders over many decades, John W. Boyer took questions from the audience. Topics included the ...

John W. Boyer on Growth of the University of Chicago

John W.  Boyer, the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in History and Dean of the College, presented a historical overview of the University of Chicago’s growth and development, including brilliant and often controversial decisions by...

2013 Spring Distinguished Speaker Series - Peter Selz, AM'49, PhD'54

As part of its 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series, the University of Chicago Bay Area Alumni Club presents Peter Selz, AM'49, PhD'54, in conversation with his biographer Paul Karlstrom at the Mechanic's Institute in San Francisco March 13, 2013.

Robert Z. Aliber on “The Next Financial Crisis?”

In 1982, 1997, 2003, and 2008, Asia and the world were rocked by major financial crises. Robert Z. Aliber discusses past crises and the possible trajectory of the next one. Where is the next major crisis likely to begin? How will its impact compare to...

Brian Leiter - Addressing Liberty of Conscience

The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion? A...

Brian Leiter - The Case Against Burden-Shifting Legal Exemptions

The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion? A...

Brian Leiter - Why Tolerate Religion?

  The Western democratic practice to single out religious liberty for special treatment under the law is not in sync with the world we live in today, argues University of Chicago Law School professor Brian Leiter in his new book, Why Tolerate Religion...