Graduate Colloquium Series: Guillaume Bogiaris Thibault

Machiavellian Pedagogy

Tuesday, October 25 2016, 4-5 p.m.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building

bogiaris_72dpiGuillaume Bogiaris Thibault
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, 2016-17 Glasscock Graduate Research Fellow, Texas A&M University

The Glasscock Center extends a warm invitation to faculty and students to join in a discussion of Guillaume Bogiaris Thibault’s work-in-progress.

Guillaume Bogiaris works under the supervision of Dr. Cary J. Nederman. He holds a B.A. in Western Society and Culture and Philosophy from Concordia University’s Liberal Arts College (Montreal, Canada), a Master’s in political theory from McGill University and a Graduate Certificate in Post-Secondary Education from the Université de Montréal. His research interests include Machiavelli’s notion of virtue, Machiavelli’s relationship to ancient philosophy, Florentine Neo-Platonism, Plato’s political philosophy, race and ethnic politics, particularly the place of Quebec’s French community within Canada and the normative value of different immigration and integration policies. He is currently working on his dissertation, tentatively titled Rethinking Machiavelli’s Relationship to Plato: Education, Knowledge, Aesthetics and Florentine Neoplatonism, on the interaction of Machiavelli’s notion of political persuasion and political education with Florentine Neo-Platonism and Plato’s political philosophy.

The Graduate Colloquium offers graduate students an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with faculty and graduate students from different disciplines. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv or by contacting the Glasscock Center by phone at (979) 845-8328 or by e-mail at Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.

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