Interregnum XV Speaker Announced
Dr. David Corbin will deliver the keynote evening lecture to begin Interregnum XV on April 9.
The Interregnum Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. David Corbin will deliver the keynote evening lecture to begin Interregnum XV on April 9. His address on this year’s theme of Order and Chaos will initiate the annual three day-long reprieve from classes during which students will explore the ideas of Order and Chaos through debate, performance, art creation, speech, and writing competitions.
Dr. Corbin is the vice president for academic affairs at Providence Christian College, and he formerly served at The King’s College as dean of the school of politics, philosophy, and economics. He previously taught political philosophy, American politics, international relations, and politics and literature at the University of New Hampshire and Boston University. Meanwhile, he has co-authored Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation and Aristotle’s Politics: A Reader’s Guide, as well as publishing a book on Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War.
Dr. Corbin holds a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He has also participated in numerous academic and civic endeavors, including serving a term in the New Hampshire State Legislature from 1998-2000 and furthering American-Swiss relations as a Julius Stratton Adams Fellow. Dr. Corbin’s analysis of political, cultural and social trends has appeared in the Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The Washington Times, and the Associated Press, among others.
“I am excited to hear Dr. Corbin’s reflections on this year’s Interregnum theme,” said Interregnum faculty advisor Dr. Joshua Blander. “Dr. Corbin was a long-standing, cherished member of the King’s community. I still hear students discuss the wisdom gained from his courses. ‘Order and Chaos’ captures much of the Augustinian vision of our sojourn in this world, and Dr. Corbin’s teaching about politics, especially through texts like Augustine’s City of God, focuses on helping us understand our proper place in both the cosmos and the polis. Very few in the contemporary academic world have wrestled with these ideas in a more thoughtful and thoroughly Christian manner.”