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Victor Davis Hanson: World War Two-Then and Now (May 2, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on May 2, 2018 The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Victor Davis Hanson: World War Two-Then and Now World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. 05/02/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Eaton Humanities 150 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
The End of Liberalism: Why the World is Falling Apart
 
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Gathering signs of dysfunction in the spheres of electoral politics, governance, the economy, education, civil society, and the environment suggest that the crisis faced by the modern West is systemic, not merely a set of discrete and separately solvable problems. After roughly 250 years, it appears the philosophic errors of liberalism are now being manifested in our life world. Are we facing the end of liberalism, and if so, what's next? Featuring: Patrick Deneen, Professor of Political Science, Notre Dame University
Rod Dreher: The Benedict Option (April 5, 2017)
 
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The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: The Benedict Option: The Future Of Religious Conservatism In Post-Christian America Wednesday, 4/5/2017 6:00:00 PM-8:00:00 PM Eaton Humanities 150** University of Colorado Boulder Free and open to the public In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, NYT bestselling author and conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. Read David Brooks' Review of Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option in which he calls it "the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade". Featuring: Rod Dreher, Writer and Senior Editor at The American Conservative Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) Given at CU Boulder on 4/5/2017 in Eaton Humanities 150.
Jason Brennan: Why Not Capitalism? (April 9, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on April 9, 2019 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Jason Brennan: Why Not Capitalism? Due to unforeseen circumstances, Larry Temkin was unable to travel to Boulder for his joint talk with Jason Brennan on Tuesday, April 9th. Jason Brennan will still be in attendance, and he will lecture on his book, "Why Not Capitalism?" in lieu of a debate, which will be rescheduled for the fall. Here is the link to Why Not Capitalism: https://jasonfbrennan.com/en/book/why-not-capitalism. Tuesday, 4/9/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University Co-Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) Intercollegiate Studies Institute ISI Inkling Society at CU Boulder
Reihan Salam: Two Kinds of Patriotism (Oct 26, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on October 26, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Two Kinds of Patriotism: Immigration, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism in American Politics A conversation with Reihan Salam, interviewed by Prof. Benjamin Teitelbaum, focusing on how immigration affects the contest between ethno-nationalists and multiculturalists. Thursday, 10/26/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Reihan Salam, Executive Editor at the National Review, Columnist for Slate, National Review Institute Policy Fellow Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Heather Mac Donald: The Diversity Delusion (Feb. 13, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 13, 2019 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: "Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Students emerge into the working world convinced that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American norm. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. Mac Donald argues that the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism drives these problems. A metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in academia and the workplace denounces meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforces hiring quotas, and teaches students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. The solution is a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity." Wednesday, 2/13/2019 6:00PM- 8:00 PM UMC, Room 235 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring:  Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor for City Journal, NYT Best-Selling Author Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Thomas Frank: What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
 
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This video begins around the 4 minute 45 second mark. The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP), BoulderTalks, and the CU College Democrats & Republicans are pleased to present an evening with Thomas Frank on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Math 100. Frank will be giving a public lecture, "What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" at the University of Colorado Boulder. Frank's recently published book by the same name suggests that "a form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment." Thomas Frank is a journalist whose articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Harper’s Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Salon, The American Prospect, The Guardian, The Nation, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller What’s the Matter with Kansas? His most recent book, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People, was published in March 2016. Frank’s visit is part of the CMCI lecture series highlighting diverse political perspectives from media professionals and public intellectuals.
Jared Rubin: Rulers, Religion, and Riches (Nov 29, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on November 29, 2018 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not For centuries following the spread of Islam, the Middle East was far ahead of Europe. Yet, the modern economy was born in Europe. Why was it not born in the Middle East? In this talk, Professor Rubin examines the role that Islam played in this reversal of fortunes. He argues that the religion itself is not to blame; the importance of religious legitimacy in Middle Eastern politics was the primary culprit. Thursday, 11/29/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Jared Rubin Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
David C. Rose: Why Culture Matters Most (Jan 17, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on January 17th, 2019 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: While human flourishing requires the general prosperity that comes from a free market system and it requires freedom that depends upon democratic institutions, there is a danger of redistributive and regulatory favoritism that undermines trust in the system generally. This can lead to political tribalism that is shown to reduce trust in the democratic system. This tension has implications for social, political, and economic development. How can cultural beliefs build trust in institutions? What implications are there for the family, religion, government, and the stability of western free market democracies? Featuring: David C. Rose is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He has published scholarly articles on a wide range of topics in economics, including behavioral economics, economic ethics, the theory of cooperation, and the theory of the firm. He has also published in the popular press on a wide variety of policy issues. He has also published an Oxford University Press book titled The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior. Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Truth, Politics, and the Press: A Panel Discussion (Feb. 7, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 7th, 2019 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Does truth matter in contemporary U.S. politics? What’s wrong with our civic discourse? Is the press more part of the problem or solution? What needs to change? Panelists will discuss these and related questions in a moderated public conversation. Thursday, 2/7/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Kelsey Harkness is senior news producer at The Daily Signal, the conservative political journalism website published by The Heritage Foundation. She does on-campus interviews, podcasts, documentaries, and investigative reporting on immigration, education, the economy, and conservative feminism, among other issues. She is co-host of the weekly podcast, “Problematic Women,” a regular contributor to The Federalist and Fox News, and a fellow at the Steamboat Institute. Roderick Hart holds the Shivers Chair in Communication and is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. An expert on media and politics, he is the author or editor of 15 books, most recently Civic Hope: How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive (Cambridge, 2018). Hart is also the author of DICTION 7.0, a computer program designed to analyze language patterns, and this fall was a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Amy Westfeldt is Managing Editor of NewsGuard, on online service designed to address the fake news crisis by using trained journalists as analysts to review and rate more than 7,500 news and information sites that are widely accessed and shared in the U.S. Before taking that position, she worked for many years as an editor and reporter at The Associated Press and ran their New York City bureau. In partnership with Facebook, she produced AP’s first fact checks of false claims in news stories just after the 2016 election and founded the “Not Real News” fixture, a weekly roundup of viral, untrue claims circulating online. Co-Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP) College of Media, Communication and Information
Stephen Presser: Do Law Professors Understand American Law? (Nov 16, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on November 16th, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Do Law Professors Really Understand American Law? Stephen Presser is a leading American legal historian and expert on shareholder liability for corporate debts. He is frequently an invited witness before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues of constitutional law. He holds a joint appointment with the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and also teaches in Northwestern's history department. 11/16/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Stephen Presser Professor of Law Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Candidate for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-9 Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Laura Weinrib: The First Weaponization of the First Amendment (March 20, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on March 20, 2019 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Laura Weinrib: The First Weaponization of the First Amendment Last spring, Justice Elena Kagan, charged the Supreme Court’s conservative justices with “weaponizing the First Amendment.” In this talk, Laura Weinrib will explain how radical labor activists first “weaponized” the First Amendment during the 1930s. Their unlikely coalition with business leaders made judicial enforcement of free speech a central feature of American constitutional democracy. Weinrib will explore why their forgotten bargain backfired, with important implications for the contest over constitutional rights today. Wednesday, 3/20/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Laura Weinrib, Professor of Law and Associate member of the Department of History at the University of Chicago Law School Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment History Department Center for Communication and Democratic Engagement
Gerald Russello: Imagination Rules the World: Russell Kirk and Conservatism (Oct. 11, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on October 11, 2018 The Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Imagination Rules the World: Russell Kirk and Conservatism The lecture, Imagination Rules the World: Russel Kirk and Conservatism will discuss conservative thinker Russell Kirk's focus on how his views of conservatism placed him at odds with a portion of the conservative movement.  Kirk's ideology of imagination rejected the idea big government and big business and focused on reviving moral principles in which societies and individuals structure their lives. Russell Kirk was the author of 32 texts on political theory, education, cultural criticism, and the history of ideas. Kirk was the founding editor of the educational quarterly The University Bookman, a journal used to review books and those that support the renewal of culture, as well as the common good. The lecture will be headed by The University Bookman's current editor Gerald Russello. Russello has published or edited five books, one of which dissects Russell Kirk's concept of the postmodern imagination. He also has had reviews or articles published in The Wall Street Journal, The Hedgehog Review, The Literary Review, and many others. Russello has been an adjunct professor of the Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and has clerked for justices on the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Thursday, 10/11/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Science, Room 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Gerald Russell, The University Bookman Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
National Conservatives and Traditional Conservatives: A Call for Unity (February 25, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 25th, 2018 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: National Conservatives and Traditional Conservatives: A Call for Unity Across Europe and throughout the West two different brands of conservatives are considering if and to what extent they can collaborate: traditional conservative advocates of small government and robust free markets on the one hand, and national conservative champions of border security and cultural preservation on the other. In his presentation, Sweden Democrats Chief Ideologue, Former Party Leader, and Member of Parliament Mattias Karlsson argues that these conservative camps are natural allies and must unite. Tuesday, 2/25/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Eaton Humanities 250 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Mattias Karlsson, Swedish Member of Parliament Moderated by Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
James Piereson: Shattered Consensus (March 7th, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on March 7th, 2019 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Shattered Consensus James Piereson describes the inevitable political turmoil that will overtake the United States in the next decade as a consequence of economic stagnation, the unsustainable growth of government, and the exhaustion of postwar arrangements that formerly underpinned American prosperity and power. The challenges of public debt, the retirement of the “baby boom” generation, and slow economic growth have reached a point where they require profound changes in the role of government in American life. At the same time, the widening gulf between the two political parties and the entrenched power of interest groups will make it difficult to negotiate the changes needed to renew the system. While others claim that the United States is in decline, Piereson argues that Americans will rise to the challenge of forming a new governing coalition that can guide the nation on a path of dynamism and prosperity. Thursday, 3/7/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: James Piereson; Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, President and Trustee of the William E. Simon Foundation Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
William B. Allen: Conscience: The Basis of Liberty, Character, and Civilization (Jan 25, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on January 25, 2018 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Conscience: The Basis of Liberty, Character, and Civilization In the beginning, Americans got it right. They did not fall for the false choice between the comfort of the least and the potential of the best, sometimes posed as a choice between the common good and individualism. Instead, the founders envisioned a productive people who were at the same time a caring people. They identified social progress with realizing the potential of the best. Lately, social progress tends to be identified with the comfort of the least. As a result, many have turned away from relying upon creative and productive individuals to advance society and first of all look at citizens as wards of the state (the disadvantaged) and secondly as lucky (the advantaged; “you didn’t build that”). The problem is, a society can care for the least of its members only when it fosters the productivity of the best of its citizens. An upside down view of praiseworthy character threatens to undermine the foundation of social progress in good character. Good character, in turn, builds upon conscientious self-reliance. Thursday, 1/25/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: William B. Allen, Candidate for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-9 Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Francis Buckley: Conservatism in the Age of Trump (Sept. 25, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on September 25, 2018 The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Conservatism in the Age of Trump Francis H. Buckley will be speaking as an invited guest on behalf of the Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought & Policy program addressing the CU Boulder community with his lecture, Conservatism in the Age of Trump. Buckley’s talk will discuss why many of America’s most prominent conservatives opposed Trump’s nomination and candidacy for president. Buckley’s lecture will also cover material from his new book, “Republican Workers Party,” and discuss how a new kind of conservatism is taking shape in America.     Buckley is a former campaign and transition advisor to President Trump. He has authored nine books and is a columnist for the New York Post. He is a consistent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the American Conservative, and many other publications. Buckley is also a frequent guest on network shows like Morning Joe, CNN, Rush Limbaugh, and NPR. Thursday, 9/25/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Fleming Building, Room 154 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Francis Buckley, Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Stephen B. Presser: President Trump: A Danger to the Republic? (Sept. 13, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on September 13, 2018 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: President Trump: A Danger to the Republic? In his first address to the CU Boulder campus as Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy, Prof. Stephen B. Presser will examine the origins of President Trump’s judicial philosophy and the judicial views of his Supreme Court appointees (Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh). Is President Trump making American law and the constitution great again, or is he a danger to the republic? Who gets the law and the constitution right, the President or his critics? Prof. Stephen B. Presser will also touch upon Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation and the possibility of impeachment. Thursday, 9/13/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Stephen B. Presser, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-9 Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Bryan Doerries: The Theater of War, What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today (Jan. 31, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on January 31st, 2019 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Translator and director Bryan Doerries presents his work with the Theater of War project. A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to our lives today, Doerries uses age-old approaches to help individuals and communities heal from trauma and loss. Thursday, 1/31/2019 6:00PM- 8:00 PM Hale Science, Room 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring:  Bryan Doerries, Theater of War Productions Co-Founder; Artistic Director; Author;  Public Artist in Residence, City of New York Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Henry R. Nau: Nationalism and Globalism in American Foreign Policy (Oct 18, 2017)
 
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The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Nationalism and Globalism in American Foreign Policy Wednesday, 10/18/2017 5:15 PM-7:15PM Eaton Humanities 150 University of Colorado Boulder Trump says he is a nationalist and globalist. And he is. But he envisions a globalism rooted in nationalism not a globalism that replaces nationalism. Professor Nau, a former White House official in the Ronald Reagan presidency, offers a constructive understanding of Trump's foreign policy that draws from his scholarly work on the US foreign policy traditions of nationalism, realism, liberal and conservative internationalism. In order to ensure adequate seating for this event, it is strongly recommended that you register in advance. Featuring: Henry R. Nau, a rare conservative scholar in the academic world, is professor of political science and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. The author of numerous books and articles, he also served in the White House under President Ronald Reagan. He has a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees from The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Sponsored by: The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy Given at CU Boulder on 10/18/2017 in Eaton Humanities 150
Fall 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit: William Allen: 10-Year Retrospective (Nov. 13, 2018)
 
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Lecture given as part of the University of Colorado's Fall 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit:  10-Year Retrospective: Inclusive Excellence and Diversity in Higher Education Dr. William B. Allen, from the CWCTP's Visiting Professor in Conservative Thought & Policy program, gave a retrospective assessment on inclusive excellence, with special reference to the efforts to foster inclusion against the background of diversity requirements at institutions of higher education. Participants had time at the end for discussion on the intents vs. impacts of inclusive excellence, and collectively speculate as to what the future may bring in this regard. Tuesday, 11/13/2018 3:30PM- 4:45 PM UMC 235 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: William B. Allen, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-19
What is Academic Freedom? (Nov 9, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on November 9th, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: What is Academic Freedom? What kinds of behavior is academic freedom supposed to protect? What kinds of restrictions on behavior is it supposed to allow? Why does academic freedom matter in the first place? This panel will feature a variety of views on this hotly-contested subject. 11/9/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Brian Leiter, University of Chicago Law School Regina Rini, New York University Peter Wood, National Association of Scholars Michele Moses, University of Colorado Boulder Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Tocqueville's Philosophy of Moderation and America's Need to Rediscover It (Feb. 19. 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 19, 2018 The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Tocqueville's Philosophy of Moderation and America's Need to Rediscover It In a time of intense polarization in both American national politics and higher education, the occasional calls for civility or intellectual tolerance often lack a firm grounding in our political tradition or in philosophical argument. In fact, the concept of moderation has a long pedigree and deep foundation in both our politics and in the political philosophy of modern liberal republics and democracies; it means more than a mushy centrism. Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America draws on both the moderate Enlightenment and his study of America’s two foundings to develop a philosophy of moderation amid the philosophical and political extremism in the 1830s – and Americans today would do well to study his counsel about the virtue of avoiding extremes in thought and practice, and of reasonably reconciling apparently opposed principles. 02/19/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Paul Carrese, Director of the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Tukufu Zuberi: Fear of White Demographic Suicide (Feb. 15, 2019)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 15, 2019 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Dr. Zuberi’s research focuses on Race, African and African Diaspora populations. He has been a visiting professor at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as the Chair of the Graduate Group in Demography, the Director of the African Studies Program, and the Director of the Afro-American Studies Program. In 2002, he became the founding Director of the Center for Africana Studies, and he has also served as the Faculty Associate Director of the Center for Africana Studies. Dr. Zuberi is the writer and producer for African Independence, an award-winning feature-length documentary film that highlights the birth, realization, and problems confronted by the movement to win independence in Africa. The story is told by channeling the voices of freedom fighters and leaders who achieved independence, liberty and justice for African people. With this and other documentary film projects, Dr. Zuberi is dedicated to bringing a critical, creative vision not typically seen or heard on the big and small screen Friday, 2/15/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM UMC, Room 235 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring:  Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Can Conservatives Support Diversity? (3/14/2017)
 
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The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Can Conservatives Support Diversity? Tuesday, 3/14/2017 6:00:00 PM-8:00:00 PM Hellems 201 University of Colorado Boulder Free and open to the public Elizabeth Corey will outline two competing notions of diversity on campus: “Truth Diversity” and “Social Justice Diversity.” In many ways they are at odds. Prof. Corey will illuminate the visions of university life that animate each and answer the question of whether or not there is any way to bridge their differences. Featuring: Elizabeth Corey, Associate Professor of Political Science, Baylor University Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) Given at CU Boulder on 3/14/17 in Hellems 201
A 'Bold Experiment': Five Years of Conservative Thought in Boulder (Apr 9, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on April 9, 2018. The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: A 'Bold Experiment': Five Years of Conservative Thought in Boulder Join us for a reunion of the first five Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought & Policy as they reflect on their time in Boulder, the position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought, and the state of American conservatism. 04/09/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Steven Hayward, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2013-4 Brian Domitrovic, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2015-6 Francis Beckwith, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2016-7 Robert Kaufman, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2017-8 Stephen Presser, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-19 Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Dr. Mackubin Thomas Owens: Civil-Military Relations in The Trump Era (Dec 7, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on December 7th, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: Civil-Military Relations in The Trump Era Featuring: Dr. Mackubin Thomas Owens is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia, and editor of Orbis, FPRI's quarterly journal. He recently retired as Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. At the War College he specialized in the planning of US strategy and forces, especially naval and power projection forces; the political economy of national security; national security organization; strategic geography; and American civil-military relations. In addition to the NWC core course, he has taught electives on The American Founding, Strategy and Policy of the American Civil War, The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln, Sea Power and Maritime Strategy, Strategy and Geography, and US Civil-Military Relations. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Owens was Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly defense journal Strategic Review and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Boston University. 12/07/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Conservatives in Academia: Is There Bias Against Them?
 
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The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy and the 2016-7 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, Prof. Francis Beckwith, are proud to present "Conservatives in Academia: Is There Bias Against Them?": A discussion of the evidence of whether individuals from certain political and religious groups face academic bias. Dr. George Yancey (University of North Texas) outlines the results of his research and the research of others to show the evidence of this bias. Quantitative research will be used to illustrate the strength of the bias and qualitative work will be used to document some of the rationalizations of scholars who engage in academic bias. This talk was given at the University of Colorado Boulder on September 21, 2016.
Immigration Policy in the Trump Era
 
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Featuring: Mark Krikorian, Rogers Smith, Adam Cox, Sarah Song Concerns over immigration have become a defining feature of political debate in the United States and helped carry Donald Trump to the White House. Now what happens? Our panel of experts will offer their views on the best, the worst, and the most likely scenarios to play out in the new administration. Presented at University of Colorado Boulder on Dec 9, 2016.
James Kirchick: The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age (Nov 15, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on November 15, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for “Brexit;” examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges. 11/15/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: James Kirchick, Journalist, Visiting Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. Author of The End of Europe. Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Gun Control: Contrasting Views (3/16/2017)
 
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The Western Civ Dialogue Series and the Center for Values and Social Policy present: Gun Control: Contrasting Views Thursday, 3/16/2017 7:00:00 PM-9:00:00 PM Hale 270 University of Colorado Boulder Free and open to the public This will be a presentation and discussion of two sharply contrasting views of the ethics of gun control: not the legalities but the rights and wrongs of limiting access to firearms. Dr. Hunt will argue that the right to own a gun follows from the right of self-defense, in the same way that the right to own a cell phone or an internet connection follows from the right of free speech. Coercively restricting access to arms violates the rights of all peaceful citizens but most grievously the rights of those who are most likely to be victims of physical abuse and attack. Prof. DeGrazia will argue that gun control not only promotes public safety but also protects certain individual rights, in particular the right not to be shot, the right to a reasonably safe environment, and the right of children not to be harmed by gross negligence—without violating rights to gun ownership. The two speakers therefore differ on whether moderately extensive gun control is part of a reasonable governmental policy to reduce the gun violence we see in the news every day. Featuring: David DeGrazia, George Washington University Lester H. Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Lester H. Hunt and David DeGrazia are co-authors of the 2016 book Debating Gun Control (Oxford University Press). Lester H. Hunt is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has also taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and The Johns Hopkins University. He has written extensively on ethics and political philosophy, and is the author of Nietzsche and the Origins of Virtue (1990) and Character and Culture (1998), and Anarchy, State, and Utopia: An Advanced Guide (2015). He is currently working on a book on the aesthetics of film and planning one on the theory of anarchy. David DeGrazia is Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, where he has been teaching since 1989. The author of over 120 professional publications, his books include Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (Cambridge UP 1996), Human Identity and Bioethics (Cambridge UP 2005), and Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (Oxford UP 2012). DeGrazia's research has been supported by major grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Institutes of Health. Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) Center for Values and Social Policy Given at CU Boulder on 3/16/2017 in Hale 270
Colleen Sheehan: Civic Friendship in America (Oct. 4, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on October 4, 2018 The Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Civic Friendship in America Colleen Sheehan will be speaking as an invited guest on behalf of the Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought & Policy program addressing the CU Boulder community with her lecture, Civic Friendship in America. Sheehan's discussion will cover how conflict has become the norm inside American politics. She will cover how James Madison, a main architect of the Constitution, once envisioned a nation of friends. Sheehan will seek to explain Madison's concept of a harmonious state that promotes the interests and views of citizens while questioning whether or not this blueprint for America is still relevant today. Sheehan is a former Pennsylvania state representative and former representative of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education. She is a professor of political science and the co-director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. She teaches courses in American political thought & politics and literature. Sheehan has written multiple books on James Madison, the American Founding, and eighteenth-century politics. She has articles published on similar topics in accredited journals like William and Mary Quarterly, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, and American Political Science Review. Thursday, 10/4/2018 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Benson Earth Sciences, Room 180 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Colleen Sheehan, Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Fall 2018 Diversity Summit: Do We Need Conservative Voices? (Nov. 13, 2018)
 
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Lecture given as part of the University of Colorado's Fall 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit:  Do We Need Conservative Voices? College campuses across the country are often at the forefront of America's rapidly polarizing political landscape. This panel discussed CU’s efforts to promote conservative speakers on campus, intellectual diversity among faculty and students, and the role universities play in exposing students to different viewpoints. Tuesday, 11/13/2018 11:30AM- 12:30 PM UMC 235 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring:  Robert Pasnau, Director for the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy Patty Limerick, Faculty Director for the Center of the American West
Michael Franc: The Demographics of Red and Blue America (Nov 29, 2017)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on November 29, 2017 The Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy presents: The Demographics of Red and Blue America Featuring: Michael Franc is the Hoover Institution’s director of DC programs, where he oversees research and outreach initiatives to promote ideas and scholarship in our nation’s capital. He holds a dual appointment as a research fellow. Mike Franc is a longtime veteran of Washington, DC policymaking. Prior to joining Hoover, Franc served as policy director and counsel for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He also served as the Vice President of government relations for the Heritage Foundation from 1997-2013. During this time he managed all the think tank’s outreach with Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch. He also completed a tour of duty as communications director for former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) and worked for the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has been quoted widely in the print and broadcast media, and was a regular contributor to The National Review Online and other publications. Thursday, 11/29/2017 5:15PM- 7:15 PM Hale Sciences 230 University of Colorado Boulder Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Medical Aid in Dying in Colorado (Apr 10, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on April 10, 2018 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: "Medical Aid in Dying in Colorado: Is it morally acceptable to do what the law allows?" In November 2016, Colorado voters approved Proposition 106, permitting people with terminal illnesses to be prescribed medication that allows them to end their lives. This panel explores the circumstances under which Colorado law permits medical aid in dying and discusses whether it’s morally wrong for people to take of advantage of the law and end their lives. 04/10/18 4:00 PM -6:00 PM Center for British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Martin Gunderson (Macalester College) Craig Konnoth (University of Colorado at Boulder) Christopher Tollefsen (University of South Carolina) Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP), Center for Values and Social Policy
Mark Pulliam: The Exploitation of Labor and Other Myths (March 14, 2019)
 
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The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Mark Pulliam will present a high-level and non-technical overview of common misconceptions about labor unions, drawing on labor economics, political philosophy, labor history, and the law, which collectively govern labor relations in America. Thursday, 3/14/2019 5:30PM- 7:30 PM Hale Sciences 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Mark Pulliam, Attorney and Commentator with work featured in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, and the National Review Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP)
Impeachment: A Panel Discussion (Oct. 29, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on October 29, 2018 The Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Impeachment: A Panel Discussion A panel of politically diverse candidates will debate the premises of impeachment and how that may apply with current events unfolding under President Trump and his administration. Both of the Center's Visiting Scholars in Conservative Thought & Policy, Stephen Presser and William Allen, along with associate professor of political science Michaele Ferguson, will discuss the growing subject of impeachment. The panel will examine the historical context of impeachment and the role of the Constitution in the process. They will also deliberate on whether or not President Trump should be impeached and what the political ramifications would be if such an outcome were reached. Monday, 10/29/2018 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM Fleming Building, Room 155 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: William B. Allen, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-19 Stephen B. Presser, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy 2018-19 Michaele Ferguson, Associate Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Associate in the Women and Gender Studies Program at CU Boulder Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Assessing the Trump Presidency: Revolution, Realignment, or Chaos? (Apr. 5, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on April 5, 2018 The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: Assessing the Trump Presidency: Revolution, Realignment, or Chaos? The election and presidency of Donald Trump seem to represent a significant break with established public policies, political parties, and presidential practices. How significant are these changes compared to the past? What are the implications for the future of American politics, in terms of both domestic and foreign policy? Robert G Kaufman will interview Elizabeth and Matthew Spalding ---two renowned experts with impeccable academic credentials to address these subjects--- in a robust and freewheeling panel discussion. 04/05/2018 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Matthew and Elizabeth Spalding Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)
Obama's Dangerous Doctrine
 
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Featuring: Robert Kaufman, Pepperdine University When President Barack Obama took office, he promised to transform the role of the United States abroad in many ways. However, throughout Obama's tenure, pundits and scholars have offered competing interpretations of his "grand strategy," while others have maintained that his policies were incoherent or, at best, ad hoc. In Dangerous Doctrine, political scientist Robert G. Kaufman argues that the forty-fourth president has pursued a clear and consistent national security policy, but has given up the muscular internationalism seen after World War II. Drawing on international relations theory and American diplomatic history, Kaufman presents a robust critique of the Obama doctrine as he situates the president's use of power within the traditions of American strategic practice. Focusing on pivotal regions of the world, this study demonstrates how current executive leadership threatens America’s role as a world superpower. Kaufman proposes a return to the grand strategy of moral democratic realism, as practiced by previous presidents, with the hope of reestablishing the United States as the world's dominant power. Presented at the University of Colorado Boulder on Nov 11, 2016
Last Moments: Death and our Animal Companions (May 2, 2019)
 
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Last Moments: Death and our Animal Companions The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Losing a pet is a somber and intense experience shared by scores and scores of people each year. In this discussion, panelists will examine the many issues that pet owners face when confronted with the decline of their animal companions. What medical actions are the most appropriate and compassionate at the end of an animal’s life? What moral and spiritual implications do people wrestle with when making these important decisions for their beloved pets? This panel discussion accompanies the “Last Moments” gallery show to be featured at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church (2425 Colorado Ave, across from engineering) in the Muriel Sibell Wolle Gallery from April 28 through June 23, 2019. “Last Moments” is a photo essay by award-winning photojournalist and CU Professor Ross Taylor exploring the intimacy of the human-animal bond--specifically, the moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. Featuring: Cheryl Abbate is a philosophy doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Visiting Teaching Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is writing her dissertation on the philosophy of animals rights and has published several journal articles on this topic, including “Adventures in Moral Consistency: How to Develop an Abortion Ethic from an Animal Rights Framework” (Ethical Theory and Moral Practice), “How to Help when it Hurts: The Problem of Assisting Victims of Injustice” (Journal of Social Philosophy), “The Search for Liability in the Defensive Killing of Nonhuman Animals” (Social Theory and Practice). Having lived with cats for her entire life, Cheryl is especially interested in questions pertaining to feline well-being and the human-feline bond. Fr. Dan Edwards grew up in rural Texas and attended the University of Texas for undergraduate and law schools. As an attorney with Colorado Rural Legal Services in Greeley, he represented migrant farmworkers for several years before moving to Idaho where he practiced law for a decade. He then attended General Theological Seminary where he received his M. Div. and an S. T. M. in spiritual direction. He later studied at Harvard Divinity School, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Shalem Institute. Fr. Dan served as a parish priest in Macon, Georgia for over 17 years. He then served as Bishop of Nevada 2008—2018 before retiring to Colorado. He is the author of God Of Our Silent Tears, a book on how God responds to suffering. Dan Edwards is serving at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church during the sabbatical of the Rector, M. Mary Kate Rejouis, April-July 2019. Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist and faculty affiliate at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the author of ten books, including The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives and Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets and has published essays in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today(https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-dogs-go-heaven). Her website is http://jessicapierce.net. Her newest book, Unleashing Your Dog: How to Give Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible, with Marc Bekoff, is being released this spring by New World Library. Ross Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously he was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the inaugural fellow with the Multimedia Photography and Design Department at Syracuse University. Taylor has won numerous national and international awards, including Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets) by the National Press Photographers Association. His work in a trauma hospital in Afghanistan was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He’s also been named Northern Photographer of the Year, New England Photographer of the Year, Virginia Photographer of the Year and North Carolina Photographer of the Year (twice). Co-Sponsored By: Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy (CWCTP) St. Aidan's Episcopal Church The gallery of Last Moments will have an Opening reception: Sunday, April 28 11:30 am to 1 pm at St. Aidan's The Gallery is also open on Thursday, May 2 from 5-6 before the exhibit (and parking is free at St. Aidan's) Closing Reception: After the panel discussion, 7:30-9pm at St. Aidan's.
Responsibilities to Refugees (Mar. 12, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on March 12th, 2018 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Responsibilities to Refugees Over 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011. The question of what Western states such as the US owe to refugees is thus a pressing one. This panel will bring together political theorists and philosophers to discuss a range of interconnected issues that arise in this context. Should the US let in more refugees, or can it meet its global responsibilities in other ways? If more refugees should be admitted, does there need to be assistance offered to help them adapt to their new situation? What constraints need to be placed on military action abroad in order to provide sufficient security those fleeing warzones? 03/12/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Jovana Davidovic (University of Iowa) Yasemin Sari (University of Northern Iowa) Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University in St. Louis) Co-sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) Center for Values and Social Policy
Katharine Jefferts Schori: The Measure, Dimension, and Intersectionality of Truth (Feb. 1, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 1, 2018 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Katharine Jefferts Schori: The Measure, Dimension, and Intersectionality of Truth A calculus for right understanding and right behavior? An exploration of the dynamic nature of truth and the pertinent questions it raises about race, rights, reality, and relationship. The Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy, in collaboration with St. Aidan's and Canterbury Campus Ministry, is pleased to welcome Katharine Jefferts Schori, Ph.D., the first woman to be elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Katharine Jefferts Schori was recently featured as one of Time Magazine's "Women Who Are Changing the World". Katharine Jefferts Schori is a continuing 2017-8 guest of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy and gave numerous talks and public appearances in October 2017. During this visit, she will also be a featured panelist at the Women's Leadership Symposium on January 31st. 02/01/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: The Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Ph.D. (Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, 2006-2015) Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP) St. Aidans' Episcopal Church of Boulder, CO, Canterbury Campus Ministry
The Future of Conservatism in the Age of Trump: Revenge of the 'Bitter Clingers'
 
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"The Future of Conservatism in the Age of Trump: Revenge of the 'Bitter Clingers'"given at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday, 1/31/2017 at 7:00PM in Humanities 150. Donald J. Trump’s presidential victory was as much a shock to conservatives as it was to liberals and progressives. For conservatives, especially among literary and academic types, Trump’s campaign seemed to confirm all the worst stereotypes about their movement that they had thought would surely doom his campaign and against which they had fought for decades. And yet, Trump won, largely as a result of swaying a segment of voters who had supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.What now is the future of conservatism given this new reality?
James Madison: Founder of the American Founding (Apr 23. 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on April 23, 2018 The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy presents: James Madison: Founder of the American Founding This event will be an account of the revival of the idea of founding and founders that came, via Madison, in 1787-8, and that stood in contrast to British schools of thought at the time, namely compact theory and organicism. He will try to revive the idea that the founders and the founding have had a great impact on American political life. James Caeser is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and director of the Program for Constitutionalism and Democracy. He is the author of several books on American politics and American political thought, including Presidential Selection (Princeton University Press, 1979), Reconstructing America (Yale University Press, 1997), and Nature and History in American Political Development (Harvard University Press, 2006) ), and Designing a Polity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). He has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, Oxford University, the University of Basel, and the University of Bordeaux. He is a frequent contributor to the popular press, most recently the Weekly Standard and the National Review. 04/23/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 270 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: James W. Caesar, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Harry F. Byrd, Professor of Politics (UVA) Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP), The Herbst Program of Humanities
Fred Turner: "Media Against Fascism, Then and Now" (Feb. 15, 2018)
 
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Presented at CU Boulder on February 15, 2018 The Western Civ Dialogue Series presents: Fred Turner: "Media Against Fascism, Then and Now" Fred Turner is the Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University. His talk, "Media Against Fascism, Then and Now" is drawn from his recent book The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), which has been described as "a dazzling cultural history that demonstrates how American intellectuals, artists, and designers from the 1930s-1960s imagined new kinds of collective events-different from Fascism's crowds-that were intended to promote a powerful experience of American democracy in action." For more on The Democratic Surround and Fred Turner's work, visit fredturner.stanford.edu. 02/15/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Hale Science 230 University of Colorado Boulder Featuring: Fred Turner, Professor of Communications (Stanford University) Sponsored by: Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy (CWCTP)