The usual offerings from The Agora Foundation are weekend seminars centered around an author or theme, and only occasionally include lectures. Primarily, attendees read and learn directly from the great books and discuss as equals the meanings and implications of the selected readings. Discussions are guided by seminar leaders who pose questions designed to stimulate reflection on the readings.

Past and Current Seminar Leaders:

   

David Appleby
Thomas Aquinas College

Michael Augros
Thomas Aquinas College

Robert Augros
Professor, St. Anselm College, New Hampshire
 
John Balkcom
M.A.Moderator, Executive Seminars for the Aspen Institute · Former President of St. John's College, Santa Fe NM 

Phillip Bartok
Tutor, St. John' s College

Eva Brann
Tutor, St. John' s College

Jim Carey
Tutor, St. John' s College

David Carl
Tutor, St. John's College

William Carroll
Professor, Oxford University

Mark Clark
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Glen Coughlin
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

James Cutsinger
Professor, University of South Carolina

Richard Ferrier
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Andrew Gilman
Vice President, The Agora Foundation

Karl Haigler
President, Haigler Enterprises International, Inc.

Brian Kelly
Thomas Aquinas College

Sean Kelsey
Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame

Barry Kraft
Dramaturg, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

 

Tom Krause
Founder of the Great Books Seminars in Ojai
President, The Agora Foundation

Philip LeCuyer
Tutor, St. John's College

Michael J. Letteney
Thomas Aquinas College

Patricia Locke
Tutor, St. John's College

Dan Lowenstein
Professor of Law, UCLA

Tim Mangan
Writer-in-Residence at Pacific Symphony

Mike McLean
President, Thomas Aquinas College

Paul O'Reilly
Vice President, Thomas Aquinas College
Vice President, The Agora Foundation

Frank Pagano
Tutor, St. John's College

Elizabeth Reyes
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Larry Shields
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Walter Sterling
Tutor, St. John's College​

Carolyn Thomas
Instructor, University of New Mexico​

Jack Wales
Tutor, St. John's College

Michael Wolfe
Tutor, St. John's College​​

Krishnan Venkatesh
Tutor, St. John's College

Roxana Zirakzadeh
St. John’s College Alumna