THE SALVATORI CENTER
Founded in 1969, the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World is CMC’s oldest research institute and the first of its kind in the world. The Center’s mission is to develop close relationships between students and scholars and to engage in the study of political philosophy and freedom as it relates to American Constitutionalism and the American Founding. It seeks to understand, and, if possible, to hearten the moral, political, and intellectual underpinnings of democracy in America.
We routinely co-sponsor guest speakers at the CMC Athenaeum, the most popular and reliable venue on campus, to reach a wide student audience and enhance the intellectual life of the College.
In addition to having a single speaker give a talk, we regularly organize panels that invite speakers to engage in a discussion.
Indeed, we believe that giving students direct access to leading public and scholarly minds enhances the advantages of a small liberal arts college.
We sponsor a wide array of research projects for faculty and students alike. Our faculty advise students on their research while students assist them in return, granting them one-on-one access to our scholars and our institution's resources.
Our Salvatori research fellows are known for spearheading new projects and collaborative events centered around guest speakers, and for conceptualizing workshops, lunch talks, and more.
Friday lunch seminars offer students a chance to
engage important questions, fostering both intellectual exchange outside the classroom and a sense of community within the College and the Center.
We have also established Saturday salons, which the director and other Salvatori faculty organize in coordination with the Salvatori fellows. Almost always framed as a question or controversy, the seminars reinforce the College’s commitment to open inquiry and civil exchange across differences.
Faculty in the Media
- RSVP ClosedThu, Nov 02Marian Miner Cook AthenaeumNov 02, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PMMarian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E 8th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USAPutin's support for the far-right in Europe or the links between Hungary's Fidesz and other political parties suggest that an "illiberal international" is at work, including in the United States.
- RSVP ClosedSat, Oct 28Kravis Center - K321Oct 28, 2023, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PMKravis Center - K321, 888 N Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USAThis event is co-sponsored by the Salvatori Center and the Open Academy. Laura Field will be joined by a number of CMC faculty and students for this discussion.
- RSVP ClosedFri, Oct 27Kravis Center North Patio - 3rd FloorOct 27, 2023, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PMKravis Center North Patio - 3rd Floor, 888 N Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USALaura K. Field visits the Salvatori Center for our Lunch Seminar, discussing the transformation of the Claremont Institute and its influence over the conservative movement in recent years.
- RSVP ClosedWed, Oct 11Marian Miner Cook AthenaeumOct 11, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PMMarian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E 8th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USADaniel Medwed's new book explores the range of procedural barriers that so often prevent innocent prisoners from obtaining exoneration.
- RSVP ClosedTue, Sep 19Marian Miner Cook AthenaeumSep 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PMMarian Miner Cook Athenaeum, 385 E 8th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USAWhat is the role of the citizen in securing and perpetuating the Constitution? How have citizens shaped the American constitutional order? What are the duties and obligations of constitutional citizenship?