BERNARD DOBSKI, JR.
Assistant Professor of Political Science (2003)
Department of Political Science
Ph.D., Michigan State University: Political Science, 2003
M.A., Michigan State University: Political Science, 1997
B.A., Boston College: Political Science, 1995
Sample of Publications
- Immortal Longings: Representations of Honor and Love in Shakespeare. Co-editor (with Dustin Gish) of a collection of essays on William Shakespeare. Accepted for publication by Lexington Books Press.
- “Thucydides’ Philosophic Turn to Causes.” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. Vol. 37. Issue 2 (Winter 2010) 123-155.
- “Athenian Democracy Re-Founded: Xenophon’s Political History in the Hellenika.” POLIS : The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought (special edition dedicated to the political thought of Xenophon). Vol. 26. No. 2 (2009) 316-338.
- “‘We Should See Certain Things Yet, Let Us Hope and Believe: Technology, Sex, and Politics in Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee.” Review of Politics 69 (2007) 599-624. (co-authored with B. Kleinerman)
- Review of Larry May’s War Crimes and Just War. Published in The Review of Metaphysics: a philosophical quarterly. Vol. 63, No. 4 (June 2010), 931-933.
- Review of Marc Plattner’s Democracy Without Borders? Global Challenges to Liberal Democracy. Published in Society. Vol. 47 (March 2010), 164-166.
- Review of Robert Faulkner’s The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics. Published in the May/June 2009 Society (Vol. 46 No. 3).
Sample of Courses Taught
- POL 110 The Quest for Justice
- POL 207 Peace and War
- POL 338 Nationalism and Fascism
- POL 345 Political Mass Murder
- POL 352 Early Modern Political Philosophy
- POL 354 Classic Utopias
- POL 372 American Foreign Policy
- POL 376 Terrorism and the Modern World
- POL 377 The Politics of Just Wars
- POL 381 Shakespeare’s Politics
- POL 399 Philosopher or Statesman? Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus
- POL 409 Senior Seminar: The Soul of Democracy
- HON 101 Global Perspectives
Sample of Recent Conferences, Papers, & Talks 2010
- Chair for panel entitled “Thucydides and Democratic Politics” at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 13th.
- “Natural Right in Thucydides’ History.” Guest lecturer at James Madison College of Michigan State University, Thursday, September 16th.
- “Periclean Athens and Thucydidean Moderation: Metrios and Sophrosune in the History.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 2nd – September 5th.
- Shakespeare and Politics Scholar for “Shakespeare & the Law: Henry V” sponsored by the Boston chapter of the Federalist Society. June 15th.
Sample of Professional Services
- Conference Co-Organizer, Love and Honor in Shakespeare, Assumption College, Oct. 2009
- Academic Fellow for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy, 2007-2008