Professor Seth Jaffe Participates in Two Academic Events in Berlin

Professor Seth N. Jaffe

Professor Seth N. Jaffe

Seth N. Jaffe, Assistant Professor of Political Science at John Cabot University, recently participated in two academic events in Berlin. Dr. Jaffe is an Associate Researcher at the Berlin Thucydides Center of the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. A scholar of Thucydides as well as of American foreign policy, he is a member of the project ‘Bewegung als Prinzip – Dynamik und Transformation als politische Impulse im 5. Jh. v. Chr’ (Movement as Principle – Dynamics and Transformation as political impulse in 5th century BC) of the Freie Universität Berlin.

The first event, an interdisciplinary workshop, took place at Freie Universität Berlin on November 10. The workshop, featuring academics from universities in Canada, the UK, and Germany, was focused on the concept of motion (kinesis) in 5th century BC Greece, in particular in the writings of Thucydides. Professor Jaffe presented a paper titled “Motion, Rest, and Unsocial Sociability? Thucydides’ Archaeology and Protagoras’ Great Speech” and in the round-table discussion that concluded the event.

The second event, which took place at Freie Universität Berlin on November 13, was a round-table discussion about Professor Jaffe’s latest book, Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest (Oxford University Press).

In Spring 2018, Professor Jaffe will be teaching Modern Political Theory, American Foreign Policy, and International Affairs Senior Seminar.