Jeremy Geddert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

508-767-7166 Founders Hall - Room 332

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., Politics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC Dissertation: Hugo Grotius’ Classical Conception of Justice
M. A., Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Thesis: Just War Theory and Humanitarian Intervention
B. A., Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Medieval Political Philosophy
Peace and War
Political Economy
The Study of International Relations
The Politics of Just Wars
Art and Politics I
Art and Politics II
Modern States
The Quest for Justice
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Senior Seminar: Political Technology
Democratic Citizenship

Publications & Editorships

Hugo Grotius and the Modern Theology of Freedom: Transcending Natural Rights (New York: Routledge, 2017).

“Natural Rights and History: Hugo Grotius’ Modern Translation of Aristotle”, in Steven F. McGuire and R. J. Snell, eds., Concepts of Nature: Ancient and Modern (New York: Lexington, 2016).

“Re-Discovering an Older Sovereignty: Review of Sovereignty: Moral and Historical Perspectives, by James Turner Johnson. Voegelin View, 17 October 2016.

“Beyond Strict Justice: Hugo Grotius on Punishment and Natural Right(s)”, Review of Politics Vol. 76, No. 4 (2014), 559-88.

“Review: The Just War Tradition: An Introduction, by David D. Corey and J. Daryl Charles” Society Vol. 51, No. 2, (2014), 188-90.

Conferences

“The Physics of Order: A Modern Defense of Plato’s Musical Education” American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 2016

Discussant for Panel on “Issues in Just War Theory” Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Apr. 2016

Discussant for Panel on “The Spirit and Reality of Politics” American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2015

“The Freedom of the (Northwest) Seas and the Surprising Possibilities of a Grotian Foreign Policy” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Ottawa, ON, June 2015

“Natural Rights and History: Hugo Grotius’ Modern Translation of Aristotle” Nature: Ancient and Modern, Agora Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015

“A Pedagogy of Beauty: Teaching Plato’s Republic Using Mathematics and Music” Association for Core Texts and Courses Conference, Plymouth, MA, April 2015

“When Satisfaction is Unsatisfying: The limits of Kant’s Theory of Punishment” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2014

“‘In Harmony With Nature’: Hugo Grotius on Transcending Rights” American Political Science Association Conference, Washington, DC, Aug. 2014

“Hugo Grotius’ Theology of Political Prudence”, Ciceronian Society Conference, Emmitsburg, MD, March 2014

“Hugo Grotius on Secular Religion and the Boundaries of Tolerance”, American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 2013

“Natural Justice and Theological Virtue: Hugo Grotius' Politics of The Atonement”, American Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 2012 (cancelled)

Discussant for Panel on “Agrarianism, Localism, and Economics,” Ciceronian Society Conference, Charlottesville, VA, March 2012

Discussant for Panel on “Agrarianism, Place, and Economics,” Ciceronian Society Conference, Charlottesville, VA, March 2011

“The (Relaxed) Punishments of God and Country as a Clue to Grotius’ Classical Roots,” American Political Science Association Conference, Washington, DC, Sept. 2010

“Prudence, Charity, and the Common Good: Is Grotius a Modern Natural Rights Thinker?” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008

“To the Past or the Future?  Technology and Politics in Gadamer and Arendt,” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 2007

“Contemporary Security Threats and the Value of Sovereignty,” War and Security Conference, Society for Military and Strategic Studies, Calgary, AB, February 2003