The faculty panel discussion of Lincoln at Gettysburg took place at Barton Hall on August 24, 2008.
This year's panel was moderated by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Michele Moody-Adams and included the following faculty panelists:
A Nation Not Like Any Other Nations
Ed Baptist is an associate professor in the Department of History at Cornell. His specialty is the history of slavery, the American South, and the nineteenth-century U.S. He grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and was educated in the public schools there, and at Georgetown University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He's currently writing a book about the expansion of slavery in the United States from 1787 to 1865.
Lincoln and the Athenian Tradition of State Funeral Orations
Hunter Rawlings served as president of Cornell from 1995 to 2003, and again in 2005-6. He is now president emeritus, and professor of Classics and History at Cornell. He teaches courses in Greek and Latin language and literature and in ancient history, and has recently developed a seminar on the classical influences upon American constitutional history. His research interests focus upon Greek and Roman historians, and upon the making of the U.S. Constitution.
Any Nation So Conceived
Tad Brennan is a Professor in Cornell's Sage School of Philosophy, specializing in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. Tad has a PhD in Classics from Princeton University, and has taught at King's College, London; Yale; and Northwestern University. He has published on Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and other Classical philosophers, and is interested in the influence of the Classics on American political thought.