Dr. Laurence Reardon

 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Government and Political Philosophy

Chair, Gov’t and Political Philosophy Department


  • The Catholic University of America, Ph.D., Political Theory
  • The Catholic University of America, M.A., Political Theory
  • John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family,
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • University College Dublin (Ireland), B.S., Computer Science
  • Government and Political Philosophy
  • “The Parental State: Individualism, Collectivism and Authority in Rousseau” – 37th Annual Meeting of Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA,
    November 17, 2005
  • “Rousseau’s Theory of the Family” – Politics and Lunch Series,
    The Catholic University of America, Department of Politics, March 30, 2005
    (Panelist) Liberty Fund Conference “Liberty and Culture in Irving Babbitt”, Indianapolis, IN, February 21-24, 2008
  • “The Intellectual Origins of the Parental State” at Academy of Philosophy and Letters Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD May 31, 2009
  • “Taxes and the Common Good” as part of panel discussion on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, for Constitution Day, Belmont Abbey College, September 17, 2010
  • “The Fight against Illness and the Rights of the Unborn: Some Background” at Crusaders for Life Panel Discussion, Belmont Abbey College, February 7, 2012
  • “Collision Course? The Traditional Family and the 21st –Century State” Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Uniondale, Long Island, NY, October 27, 2012
  • “The Little Platoons vs. The State: Edmund Burke and the Catholic Response to Mass Society”
    Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH, October 25, 2013
  • “New Christendom or New Secularization? : Jacques Maritain’s Vision of Western Democracy Revisited”, Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD, October 24, 2014
  • “The United States of Europe? The Complex Past and Uncertain Future of the European Union,” Belmont Abbey College Faculty