Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker

Arelene W. Saxonhouse

Arlene W. Saxonhouse 
Caroline Robbins Professor of Political Science, Emerita 
University of Michigan 

Arlene W. Saxonhouse is the Caroline Robbins Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Emerita, and a former chair of the Department of Political Science. She has published widely in the area of classical and early modern political thought and women in the history of political thought. Professor Saxonhouse has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the U-M, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. Her books include, among others, Fear of Diversity: The Birth of Political Science in Ancient Greek Thought, Athenian Democracy: Modern Mythmakers and Ancient Theorists and Free Speech and Athenian Democracy. She continues to do research on ancient Athenian democracy and the political thought of Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides and the ancient playwrights.