April 17, 2009 – Jeremy McInerney (University of Pennsylvania), Tracy Lee Simmons (Hillsdale College), and Carl Richard (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) participated in the second panel of the Hauenstein Center’s conference, “Barack Obama and the Lessons of Antiquity.” Dr. McInerney presented a paper on, “Reading Thucydides in Washington.”
Dr. McInerney is associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the Graduate Group in Ancient History. He earned his B.A. from Macquarie University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an award-winning teacher on the ancient world, and author of numerous articles. His book is “The Folds of Parnassos: Land and Ethnicity in Ancient Phokis” (1999).