The Frank M. Covey, Jr., Loyola Lectures in Political Analysis brings internationally recognized scholars to the Lake Shore Campus to address contemporary political issues.
Founded by our late colleague Richard Shelly Hartigan more than twenty years ago, the series was permanently endowed in 1989 thanks to the generosity of Frank M. Covey, Jr., a distinguished alumnus of Loyola University Chicago. Many of the lectures have been published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
The lectures are not narrowly constrained by a single topic, nor do they favor a particular political perspective. Their aim, rather, is to foster critical reflection about contemporary political problems.
Past speakers in the series include:
Books in the Covey Lectures series published by the University of Notre Dame Press include:
George Klosko, Jacobins and Utopians (2003)
Robert Kraynak, Christian Faith and Modern Democracy (2001)
Michael Zuckert, The Natural Rights Republic (1997)
Bernard Yack, The Fetishism of Modernities (1997)
Roger D. Masters, Machiavelli, Leonardo and the Science of Power (1996)
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Augustine and the Limits of Politics (1996)
Arlene Saxonhouse, Athenian Democracy (1996)
Michael Walzer, Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad (1994)
David McLellan, Unto Caesar: The Political Relevance of Christianity (1993)
Tracy B. Strong, The Idea of Political Theory (1990)
Richard Shelly Hartigan, The Future Remembered: An Essay in Biopolitics (1988)
Glen Tinder, Against Fate: An Essay on Personal Dignity (1981)
Christian Bay, Strategies of Political Emancipation (1981)
For more information, please contact Professor Vincent Mahler in the Political Science Department.