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:

   

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

Mike McLean, Ph.D.
President, Thomas Aquinas College

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

Andrew Gilman, M.A.
Vice President, The Agora Foundation

Dan Lowenstein, LI.B.
Professor of Law, UCLA

Jack Wales, M.A.
Tutor, St. John's College

Larry Shields, M.A.
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Richard Ferrier, Ph.D.
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Glen Coughlin, Ph.D.
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

William Carroll, Ph.D.
Professor, Oxford University

Eva Brann, Ph.D
Tutor, St. John' s College

Walter Sterling, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John's College

Philip LeCuyer
Tutor, St. John's College

Frank Pagano, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John's College

Michael Wolfe, M.A.
Tutor, St. John's College

 

 

Sean Kelsey, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame

Mark Clark, Ph.D.
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

John Balkcom, M.B.A, M.A.
Moderator, Executive Seminars for the Aspen Institute · Former President of St. John's College, Santa Fe NM 

Jim Carey, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John' s College

Phillip Bartok, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John' s College

Patricia Locke, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John's College

James Cutsinger, Ph.D.
Professor, University of South Carolina

Carolyn Thomas, M.A.
Instructor, University of New Mexico

Robert Augros, Ph.D.
Professor, St. Anselm College, New Hampshire

Barry Kraft
Dramaturg, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Karl Haigler, M.A.
President, Haigler Enterprises International, Inc.

James Carey, Ph.D.
Tutor, St, John's College

David Carl, Ph.D.
Tutor, St. John's College

Elizabeth Reyes, Ph.D.
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Krishnan Venkatesh
Tutor, St. John's College