The King's College



What is Interregnum?

Interregnum is the three-day, all-campus conference that culminates a year’s worth of theme exploration. Interregnum galvanizes students, faculty, and staff towards participating in various events, including student speech competitions, parliamentary style debates, and an evening assembly featuring a notable speaker.

Interregnum XIII: Equality

noun | equal·i·ty

The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities

Colossians 3:11 (ESV) “Here [among those who “have been raised with Christ”] there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.”


The required reading selections for this year are The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, an autobiography written before the Civil War, accompanied by “Harrison Bergeron,” a short story by Kurt Vonnegut.

Learn about the readings.

Evening Lecture

Dr. William Barclay Allen will give the Evening Lecture for Interregnum XIII: Equality on Tuesday, April 4 at 150 West 83rd Street on the Upper West Side.

Dr. Allen is a professor of political philosophy at Michigan State University; he has also served one-year stints as a visiting scholar with Villanova University’s Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good, as well as Princeton University’s James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions. His expertise includes the American founding and Constitution, the founding fathers (especially Washington), liberal arts education, and the relationship between race and politics.