Aspen-Style Seminar with Todd Breyfogle

Event Details

Title: “Liberal Education in a Global Context: A Seminar for Students”
Date: April 18, 2013
Time: 11:00am and 2:30pm
Description: On Thursday April 18, there will be two on-campus Aspen-style seminars, one at 11:00am and one at 2:30pm, both led by Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars at the Aspen Institute, and both focusing on the topic of “Liberal Education in a Global Context.” The seminars will be 90 minutes each and will be organized around 2 or 3 short readings. Participation in the seminars is by invitation only, though gallery seating will be provided to accommodate those who desire to listen to the discussion.
Location: Anna Todd Wofford


 Todd Breyfogle joined the Aspen Institute as Director of Seminars in January 2008. A Colorado native, he was a Boettcher Scholar at Colorado College, where he did his B.A. in Classics‐History‐Politics. He then attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, studying Ancient and Modern History (B.A.) and Patristic and Modern Theology (M.St.). He earned his Ph.D. as a Century Fellow and Javits Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on St. Augustine’s political theology. He is the editor of Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene (University of Chicago Press, 1999), has authored a number of articles ranging from Augustine to J. S. Bach to contemporary political theory, and is a co‐editor of a five‐volume commentary on Augustineʹs City of God for Oxford University Press.

Breyfogle serves on several non‐profit boards and edits The American Oxonian, the quarterly publication of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. From 1995 to 2000, Breyfogle was a Fellow and Program Officer at Liberty Fund, where he gained extensive experience organizing and facilitating great books discussions. From 2000‐2007, he directed the University Honors Program at the University of Denver, where he also taught interdisciplinary seminars in the arts and humanities and advised students applying for prestigious post‐graduate fellowships and scholarships. He has also taught graduate courses in theology as an adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology and was a visiting professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of Tulsa in 2007‐ 2008. He served as a moderator for the Aspen Institute before joining the Institute staff. He has lectured at universities in the US, UK, Canada and India, including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Dartmouth, Concordia, Wesleyan, and the University of Chicago. In August 2012 he was elected to the Senate of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.