Nov 14 2023
#11 - Virtuous Leaders: Dr. Brandon Van Dyck of Princeton Discusses Getting Cancelled
Brandon Van Dyck is Associate Director of the Princeton Initiative in Catholic Thought at Princeton’s Aquinas Institute. He is also a staff member at the Witherspoon Institute.
Independently, he writes and podcasts about culture, civilization, religion, secular ideology.
From 2013 to 2021, he was an assistant professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College, specializing in the study of political parties and political regimes, with a regional focus on Latin America. During that time, he wrote Democracy Against Parties (2021); co-edited Challenges of Party Building in Latin America (2016); published articles in Comparative Politics, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and Journal of Latin American Studies; wrote non-academic pieces for the Mexico-based Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica and the Brazil-based Exame; and taught courses on comparative politics, Latin American politics, and political regimes and regime change.
In 2017, he founded The Mill Series (TMS), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting free thought at Lafayette. TMS brought individuals from across the political and ideological spectrum (e.g., Jordan Peterson, Michael Brooks, Camille Paglia, Douglas Murray, David Pakman, and Sohrab Ahmari) to Lafayette for extended conversations. Video recordings of all TMS events can be found on the aforelinked video podcast channel.