Gregory Weiner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Political Science

508-767-7564 Founders Hall - Room 327

Degrees Earned

B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 1991
M.A., Georgetown University, 2005
Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2010

Undergraduate Courses Taught

The American Founding
The American Congress
American Political Thought
Problems in Civil Liberties
Constitutional Law
Political Issues: The Quest for Justice
American Government

Publications & Editorships

“The Founding Fathers: A Conserving Caucus in Action,” Modern Age (co-authored with George W. Carey, forthcoming)

“John Adams” and “Separation of Powers,” Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Political Thought (forthcoming)

Review of Moynihan’s Moment by Gil Troy, Society (December 2013)

The Political Thought of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, University Press of Kansas (under contract, scheduled for Spring 2015)

“James Madison and the Legitimacy of Majority Factions,” American Political Though (fall 2013)

Review of Cosmic Constitutional Theory by Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Society (March 2013)

Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule and the Tempo of American Politics, University Press of Kansas (published March 2012)

American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, University Press of Kansas (February 2015)

Review of Edmund Burke: The First Conservative by Jesse Norman and The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin, Society (forthcoming)

Review of The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke by David Bromwich, Society (Summer 2015)

Presentations

“Congress’ Constitutional Capitulation,” University of Oklahoma Department of Political Science and Institute for American Constitutional Heritage (Invited Lecture, October 15, 2013) 

“Why We’re Wrong About Rights: George W. Carey on Individualism, Community and the Contemporary Condition,” American Political Science Association 

“When Veneration Becomes Excessive: James Madison on Constitutional Amendments,” American Political Science Association (co-authored with Benjamin A. Kleinerman) 

“Needles in Madison’s Haystack: Minority Factions and Pressure Group Politics in the ‘Extended Republic,’” Midwest Political Science Association 

"A Conversation on the Presidency,” Assumption College 
“James Madison and the Legitimacy of Majority Factions,” American Political Science Association (scheduled but canceled) 

“When Veneration Becomes Excessive: James Madison on Constitutional Amendments,” Midwest Political Science Association (co-authored with Benjamin A. Kleinerman) 

“Quantum Constitutionalism,” American Political Science Association 

“Temporal Republicanism,” Brown University Political Philosophy Workshop 

“‘The Collision and Contagion of the Passions:’ Factions, Justice and the Extent of Popular Authority in Federalist 10,” Northeast Political Science Association 

“‘The Mild Voice of Reason’: James Madison and the Tempo of American Democracy,” Southern Political Science Association 

“The Is, the Ought Not and the Oven of Akhnai: Faith and Reason in Strauss’ Natural Right and History,” Midwest Political Science Association 

“Mr. Cheney, Meet Mr. Agathocles: Torture, Terrorism and Machiavelli’s ‘Economy of Violence,’” Northeastern Political Science Association 

“Raising Money, Raising Hackles: Analyzing Interest Group Response to Supreme Court Decisions through Direct Mail Solicitations,” Southern Political Science Association (co-author)

Grants and Awards

Jack Miller Center, Chairman’s Award for Best Dissertation in American Political Thought

Georgetown University Harold N. Glassman Award for Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences

Best Self-Taught Course by a Graduate Student, Georgetown University (“The Federalist on Current Affairs”)

Best Graduate Student Paper in Political Theory, Georgetown University (“To Try Experiments Merely Upon Philosophy: Hume,

Montesquieu and the Tenth Federalist”)

Faculty Website

http://www.gregweinerphd.com/