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ESP Biography

JOSEPH CLOWARD, Stanford PhD Student in Political Theory

Major: Political Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Joseph Cloward loves politics, reading, music, and teaching. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, then studied International Relations and German at the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching high school history and theater in a small border town in southern Texas for four years, Joseph is now studying political science at Stanford with a focus on political theory and interests in citizenship, immigration, and education in contemporary political thought.

Past Classes

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S7179: Love & Politics in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
"Yes, it is love that will save our world and our civilization, love even for enemies." - Martin Luther King, Jr. "Love can only become false and perverted when it is used for political purposes such as the change or salvation of the world." - Hannah Arendt "But if one accepts another man as good, and he turns out badly and is seen to do so, must one still love him? Surely it is impossible, since not everything can be loved, but only what is good." - Aristotle Does love have a place in politics? Is love only a force for good or can it be a dangerous force when unleashed in the political world? If love has a place in politics, what kind of love should it be? We will discuss these questions and others as we read brief text excerpts from a variety of political thinkers and consider them in the context of our modern political world. Great for anyone interested in politics, love, philosophy, or current events!