You are cordially invited to a panel on the topic of
Loss of Country
Dr. Richard Bishirjian, Dr. Jack Tierney, and Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz
Thursday, June 13th
2:00 – 5:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This event is co-sponsored by the American Academy of Distance Learning.
Topics and Panelists:
The Artful Recluse: 17th Century China
with Dr. Richard Bishirjian
To Lose a Country: France 1940
with Dr. Jack Tierney
*Read more on this topic here
Losing One’s Country Twice, Finding it Once
with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz
About the Panelists:
Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian, was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000 to 2016. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Gerhart Niemeyer. While a graduate student at Notre Dame he studied under Eric Voegelin. After completing graduate work at Notre Dame, he did advanced study with Michael Oakeshott at the London School of Economics. Dr. Bishirjian taught at colleges and universities in Indiana, Texas and New York and is the author of a history of political theory, editor of A Public Philosophy Reader and The Conservative Rebellion (2015) and The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education(2017), published by St. Augustine’s Press. Dr. Bishirjian is the author of professional essays in The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics, Anamnesis and The Imaginative Conservative. He has published topical essays in Chronicles and the American Spectator. For many years, Dr. Bishirjian served as an Editorial Advisor, and frequent contributor, to Modern Age, a quarterly journal founded by Russell Kirk. Dr. Bishirjian is completing a novel titled “Coda,” a story about national politics, Presidential ambitions, personal tragedy and rebirth and has completed a study of American democracy in an era of “Celebrity.”
Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr. is a Professor Emeritus at The Institute of World Politics and teaches History of American Foreign Policy, History of International Relations, Peace, Strategy and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges. He served for many years as the Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations at IWP. Dr. Tierney is a Former Special Assistant and Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1981-1993); He formerly participated in various national security negotiations for U.S. Government. He was Executive Director of the Congressional Caucus on National Defense and the National Security Research Group, U.S. House of Representatives. He is former Chairman of the Politics Department at Catholic University and former Professor of International Relations at Univserity of Virginia and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Chasing Ghosts and The Politics of Peace.
Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz holds The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics, where he also serves as a Professor of History and teaches courses on Geography and Strategy, Contemporary Politics and Diplomacy, Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, and Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States. He is the author of Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas and numerous other books and articles. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has previously taught at the University of Virginia and Loyola Marymount University.
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