Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of American Civics
PhD, Political Science, Louisiana State University
Fields of Interest: History of Political Thought
Simeon Burns is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of American Civics at the Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs. Burns received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Louisiana State University (LSU). His fields of study were Political Theory and International Relations, with a minor in Philosophy. His dissertation was on “The Republics of Plato: A Dramatic Interpretation of the Early Cities in Plato’s Republic.” Burns was a graduate assistant at LSU, teaching courses in American Government, Ethics, Political Theory, and International Politics. He was a visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwood University, teaching Ethics and Philosophy of American Enterprise.
- 2023 Northwood University Freedom Seminar on Political and Economic Development. “The Origin, Persistence, and Function of the State.” Author.
- 2023 Midwestern Political Science Association Conference. “A Blameworthy Detour: Socrates’ Blame of Adeimantus Through Homer.” Author.
- 2022 Midwestern Political Science Association Conference. “A Dramatic Understanding of Friendship in Plato’s Lysis.” Author.
- 2022 Midwestern Political Science Association Conference. “Revising Kant”. Discussant.
- 2021 Midwestern Political Science Association Conference. “The Lost City: Does the Presence of Multiple Cities in Book II of the Republic Suggest a Platonic Preference?” Author.
- 2020 Louisiana State In-House Philosophy Graduate Conference. Session III. “Has the Saint Forsaken Us? Foucault and Neoliberalism.” Discussant.
- 2018 Southern Political Science Association Conference. “Protestantism in the Modern Age”, Discussant.