Throughout its history, the Great Works Symposium has encouraged its associated faculty and fellows to conduct original research and engage in innovative scholarship. The Great Works Symposium has a demonstrated track record of successful scholarship including publications, presentations, and professional service.
- Dan Moscovici presented a paper at the annual Society of American Foresters (SAF) meeting in Orlando, Florida. This paper examined the link that land preservation has with the environment, economy, and social sustainability of the Northern Forest of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and the Adirondacks. This case study, cartographic, and statistical analysis uncovered a variety of growth management, land use, and preservation opportunities and weaknesses. October 2009
- Dan Moscovici presented a paper at the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) in Madison, Wisconsin. The paper sought to focus on the field study, or short-term study abroad, as a model to develop greater understanding of sustainability through an interdisciplinary platform. These types of courses benefit not only the student, but also the professors, the universities, local partners, and local residents. October 2009
- Kevin Egan was the chair and discussant on a panel on citizenship at the annual New England Political Science Association meeting in Portland, ME. May 2009
- Kevin Egan co-presented a paper at the annual International Studies Association meeting in New York, NY. This paper examined the evolution in the concepts of power at work in contemporary warfare through a Foucauldian reading of the Army’s most recent field training manual. In doing so, it explored issues of insurgency and counter-insurgency, as well as newly deployed tactics meant to protect and promote the wellbeing of populations caught up in conflict. February 2009
- Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City; edited by Scott Gabriel Knowles. This edited volume grew in part from the 2008 Great Works Symposium "The Next Philadelphia," and contains chapters by guest speaker Guian McKee and director Scott Gabriel Knowles.
- Kevin Egan presented a poster derived from research he conducted during his dissertation at the annual American Political Science Association meeting in Boston, MA. The focus was on the ways in which bodies – both the individual body and the body politic – are being transformed by contemporary phenomena, including biotechnologies, sexual categorizations, and immigration. The goal, argued for in the poster, is to seek a less unified and more fluid, pluralistic conception of bodies situated in post-modern politics. August 2008
- Public Works Management and Policy – "Physical Philadelphia"; special issue guest edited by Richardson Dilworth. This journal issue resulted from the 2006 Great Works Symposium "Physical Philadelphia," and contains articles by many Great Works Symposium guest lecturers.