Speeches, presentations, and other lectures

Speeches, presentations, and other lectures given at St. John's College. These include commencement and convocation addresses delivered in both Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM.

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Audio recording of a conversation between Tom Brokaw and Admiral Mike Mullen held on February 19, 2017. This special conversation focused on the presidential election and world events.

Remarks at Retirement Dinner Celebration.
Remarks given by Chris Nelson on June 16, 2017 at his Retirement Dinner Celebration.

Fit for the world
Transcript of the commencement address given on May 20, 2017 by Christopher Nelson in Santa Fe, NM.

Audio recording of the commencement address given on May 14, 2016 by Christopher Nelson at the end of the Spring 2017 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Fit for the World."

Commencement Address, Spring 2017
Typescript of the commencement address given on May 14, 2016 by Christopher Nelson at the end of the Spring 2017 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Fit for the World."

The natural law of war and peace
Typescript of a lecture delivered on April 19, 2017 by Dr. Angelo Codevilla as part of the LCDR Erik S. Kristensen Lecture Series.

Audio recording of a lecture delivered on April 19, 2017 by Dr. Angelo Codevilla as part of the LCDR Erik S. Kristensen Lecture Series.

Santa Fe Convocation Address, Fall 2016
Transcript of the convocation address given on August 25, 2016 by Mark Roosevelt in Santa Fe, NM.

Santa Fe Convocation Address, Spring 2016
Transcript of the convocation address given on January 18, 2016 by Mark Roosevelt in Santa Fe, NM.

Convocation Address, Graduate Institute, Spring 2017
Typescript of the Graduate Institute convocation address given by Emily Brooker Langston in January 2017 in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Living in the in-between".

Santa Fe Convocation Address, Spring 2017
Transcript of the convocation address given on January 16, 2017 by Mark Roosevelt in Santa Fe, NM.

On translating Plato
Typescript of a lecture delivered in March 1997 by Eva Brann at the "Retracing the Platonic Text" conference held at Penn State.

The offense of Socrates:  a re-reading of Plato's Apology
Typescript of a lecture delivered on September 02, 1972 by Eva Brann at the 1975 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Foundation.

Presidential Inauguration Speech, 2016
Typescript of the inauguration speech given by Mark Roosevelt on September 16, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM.

Convocation Address, Graduate Institute, Spring 2004
Typescript of the Graduate Institute convocation address given by Chris Nelson on January 14, 2004 in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Of Bees, Fish and Cannibals."

Convocation Address, Fall 2015
Typescript of the convocation address given by Chris Nelson for the Fall 2015 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Mathematics, a Gateway to Philosophy and the Search for Truth."

Convocation Address, Fall 2014
Typescript of the convocation address given by Chris Nelson for the Fall 2013 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Everything Important in Life Is Unknown."

Convocation Address, Fall 2013
Typescript of the convocation address given by Chris Nelson for the Fall 2013 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "Welcome to Wonderland."

Convocation Address, Fall 2009
Typescript of the convocation address given by Chris Nelson for the Fall 2009 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "The Things of Friends Are Common."

Convocation Address, Fall 2008
Typescript of the convocation address given by Chris Nelson for the Fall 2008 semester in Annapolis, MD. Entitled "The Republic of St. John's College."

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