Jeremy Geddert, Ph.D.

Associate 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

The Quest For Justice
Art and Politics I
Art and Politics II
Modern States
Peace and War
Public Policy
Political Economy
Medieval Political Philosophy
The Study of International Relations
The Politics of Just Wars
Criminal Punishment and Political Order
Secular Religion in American Politics
Political Technology and Democratic Citizenship

Research

MONOGRAPHS:

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

ARTICLES:

“Plato as Choirmaster: Cultivating Civic Friendship in the Modern Republic”, Political Science Reviewer (2021).

“Right of (Northwest) Passage: Toward A Responsible Canadian Arctic Sovereignty”, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 52, No. 3 (2019), 595-612.

“Too Subtle to Satisfy Many: Was Grotius’ Teleology of Punishment Predestined to Fail?”, Grotiana Vol. 38, No.1 (2017), 46-69.

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

BOOK CHAPTERS:

“A Pedagogy of Beauty: Teaching Plato’s Republic through Mathematics and Music”, in J. Scott Lee, Scott Ashmon, and Kerri Tom, eds., The Arts and Sciences of a Core Text Education: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them? (Irvine, CA: Association for Core Texts and Courses, forthcoming)

“Hugo Grotius’ Modern Civil Religion: Source of Europe’s Stoic Liberalism?”, in Ann Ward, ed., Classical Rationalism and the Politics of Europe (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), 126-50.

“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), 71-90.

REVIEW ESSAYS:

“Musical Harmony: A Missing Dimension of Democratic Citizenship? Review of Polyphonic Minds: Music of the Hemispheres, by Peter Pesic”, Voegelin View, 28 April 2019.

“Review: Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718, by Marco Barducci”, Grotiana, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2018), 142-48.

“Saving Subjective Natural Rights from Subjectivism” Humanitas Vol. 30, No. 1-2 (2017), 159-64.

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

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

REVIEWS:

“Review: A Vindication of Politics: On the Common Good and Human Flourishing, by Matthew D. Wright,” Review of Politics Vol. 82, No. 2 (2020), 337-39.
 

Conferences

“A Minimum Wage or a Living Wage?  Catholic Social Thought on Economic Rights”
American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, September 2020

“Music as Civic Patriotism in Divided Societies” 
American Political Science Association Conference, Washington, DC, August 2019

“Richard Hooker on Human Rights as Imperfect Duties of Asylum”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2019

Discussant and Chair for Panel on “Freedom of Thought and Expression”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2019

“The Trump Wall and the Paradox of Rights: Could Hooker Better Welcome Refugees?”
American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 2018

Discussant and Chair for Panel on “Why Voegelin Matters Today”
American Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 2018

“Pope Francis’ “Integral Ecology” and Indigenous Support for Ontario’s Basic Minimum Income”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Regina, SK, May 2018

Discussant and Chair for Panel on “Challenging and Extending Voegelin’s Account”
American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 2017

“Sovereignty and the (Expanded) Responsibility to Protect”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, ON, May 2017

“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) Sea and the Surprising Possibilities of a Grotian Foreign Policy”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Ottawa ON, Canada, May 2015

Discussant and Chair for Panel on “Religion and Comparative Foreign Policy”
Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Ottawa ON, Canada, May 2015

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

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

Discussant for Panel on “Civil Religion and Human Scale”
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 

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