DIRECTOR OF SEMINARS AT THE ASPEN INSTITUTE (USA)
Todd Breyfogle is the Director of Seminars at the Aspen Institute, with responsibilities for open-enrollment leadership and executive programs include the classic Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society. He also oversees key academic seminars for university faculty, administrators, presidents, and trustees, and many of the Institute’s international and customized leadership programs. Todd is a senior moderator and assists with moderator development and curriculum design. Before joining the Aspen Institute full-time in 2008, Todd was an Institute moderator and academic. From 2000-2007, he directed the University Honors Program at the University of Denver, where he also taught interdisciplinary seminars in the arts and humanities, and has also taught graduate courses in theology as an adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology. He was a visiting professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of Tulsa in 2007-2008. From 1995 to 2000, Todd was a Fellow and Program Officer at Liberty Fund, where he gained extensive experience organizing and facilitating great books discussions. Todd serves on several non-profit boards. He chairs the American Academy for Liberal Education, is a senator of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and for fourteen years edited The American Oxonian, the quarterly publication of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. A Colorado native, Todd did his B.A. in Classics-History-Politics at Colorado College. He then attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, studying Ancient and Modern History (B.A.) and Patristic and Modern Theology (M.St.). He earned his Ph.D. as a Century Fellow and Javits Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on St. Augustine’s political theology. He is the editor of Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene (University of Chicago Press, 1999), and has authored a number of scholarly and popular articles ranging from Augustine to J. S. Bach to contemporary political theory. He has lectured at universities in the UK, U.S., Canada, and India, including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Concordia, and the University of Chicago.