Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1848 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
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Dr. Orlando is the Postdoctoral Fellow in International Politics at Saint Vincent College. He has previously taught at Baylor University. Dr. Orlando grew up Michigan and earned his bachelor’s degree at Hillsdale College, double-majoring in Political Economy and Philosophy & Religion. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at Baylor University in Texas in Political Science, focusing his studies on International Relations and Political Philosophy.
His dissertation examines the thought and rhetoric of the French scholar and editorialist Raymond Aron by exploring his conversations on politics during the Cold War with several of his more well-known interlocutors, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Kissinger, and Charles de Gaulle. Each chapter finds Aron at odds with one of his contemporaries on a particular matter of policy and theory in order to reveal the prudence of Aron’s politics of understanding as well as the emphasis he places on and virtue he demonstrates in public discourse. Through his dialogues, Aron shows us not only how to think politically but also how to engage in constructive public debate.
Dr. Orlando has presented at over a dozen conferences in three countries and has a number of manuscripts he is moving toward publication. So far, the highlight of his teaching career was leading a study abroad semester in Maastricht, NL while teaching a course in contemporary American foreign policy.