The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship will host several experts in the coming months who will share their views on preserving individual freedoms, self-interest and leading from behind.

This year’s Marshall Center Lecture Series kicks off with Roger Kimball, who argues for limited government to preserve individual freedoms and wonders whether politicians seduced by power are to blame for failed public policy. His lecture, “The New Road to Serfdom,” will take place Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 118.

Kimball is the editor and publisher of The New Criterion magazine and president and publisher of Encounter Books.

Steven G. Medema will lecture on “From the School of Athens to the School of Chicago: Self-Interest, Market and State in the History of Economic Ideas” on Jan. 23, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120. Medema is a distinguished professor of economics and director of the Honors and Leadership Program at the University of Colorado Denver.

Harvey C. Mansfield will speak on "Machiavelli's Enterprise" on Feb. 13, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120. Mansfield is a professor of government at Harvard University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

"Machiavelli's Mandragola: Learning to Lead from Behind" is the fourth lecture in the series and will be given by Catherine Zuckert on March 27, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Jepson Hall, Room 120. Zuckert is a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and editor-in-chief of The Review of Politics.

The final lecture, "Creating the Commercial Republic," will be given by Ralph A. Rossum, Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College, on May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens three weeks before each event. Register at Receptions or book sales follow each lecture.

The Marshall Center is part of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.