(National Humanities Institute)
Member of the Politics Department Faculty at CUA:
Claes G. Ryn
Ryn’s areas of research and teaching include ethics and politics, politics and the imagination, historicism and the theory of knowledge, the history of Western political thought, American political thought and constitutionalism. The recipient of many grants and awards, Professor Ryn was named Outstanding Graduate Professor by the CUA Graduate Student Association. He has taught also at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University. Ryn’s many books include, A Common Human Ground, America the Virtuous, Will, Imagination and Reason, and Democracy and the Ethical Life. Ryn is widely published on both sides of the Atlantic and in China. In 2000 he gave the Distinguished Foreign Scholar Lectures at Beijing University. The same university published (in Chinese translation) the book based on the series. Ryn is editor of Humanitas and chairman of the National Humanities Institute (NHI). He served as president of the Philadelphia Society. He was chairman of the Department.
(Professor, Ph.D. Louisiana State, 1974)
Where in the World Are We Going?
Introductory remarks for The Philadelphia Society meeting
The Ideology of American Empire
Which American? by Claes G. Ryn
American Conservative articles:
A Jacobin in Chief
What is Left? What is Right?
A common human ground: universality and particularity in a ...
America the Virtuous