Forum on Security and Democracy

Formerly known as Project Afghanistan, this forum is directed by Professor Alexander “Sasha” Nakhimovsky. It sponsors events on the topics of national security, the American military, foreign policy, and democratic development in countries around the world.

Forum on Classical Studies

The Forum on Classical Studies is directed by Professor Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics. Known for his popular lecture series in the Great Courses, Professor Garland has developed a creative project on the life and death of Socrates: a video with sound narration and music on Plato’s Apology that is entitled, “Socrates on Death Row.”  It will be a teaching resource for Colgate’s core curriculum, Core 151: Legacies of the Ancient World, and will be shown in the Ho Center's Visualization Lab for students and the public. Garland’s goal is to make the classics of Greek and Roman philosophy come alive for modern audiences.

Forum on Constitutional Government

The Forum on Constitutional Government is directed by Stanley Brubaker, professor of political science. Professor Brubaker starts the lecture series every year with a Constitution Day debate on Sept.17, about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding important topics of the day.

Forum on Economic Freedom

The Forum on Economic Freedom is directed by Chad Sparber, professor and chair of economics. Professor Sparber has worked to bring speakers on immigration, the economics of philanthropy and altruism, the international debt crisis, and the virtues of free enterprise.

Forum on Western Art and Culture

The Forum on Western Art and Culture is directed by Associate Professor Carolyn C. Guile, an expert in art history and winner of a Fulbright scholarship for her research (supported by the Center) on church architecture in Poland. She sponsored Professor Michael Danti's lecture on destruction of cultural antiquities in Syria by ISIS.

Forum on Race and Public Policy

The Program on Race and Public Policy is directed by Nina Moore, professor of political science.

Forum on Philosophy and Religion

The Program on Philosophy and Religion is co-directed by David Dudrick, George Carleton Jr. professor of philosophy and director, Sophomore Residential Scholars Program; and Jacob Klein, associate professor of philosophy.