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    Series Directors: Nicholas Racculia and Mary Beth McConahey

    Initiated in 1986, the Alex G. McKenna Series reflects the Center’s strong advocacy of free markets operating in an environment of minimal government involvement, while promoting a solid ethical foundation for economic life. 

    Lecture Schedule 

    Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series (MEES)

    Series Director: Dr. Andrew Herr (Fellow in Economics and Policy)
    This series reflects the Center's strong advocacy to free markets operating in an environment of minimal government involvement. The series also promotes the idea of ethics.

    Academic Lecture Year 2013-2014 

    Lecture Date  Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    10-13-2013 Brian Domitrovic, Sam Houston State University Gold, Prosperity, and the Federal Reserve at 100: The Path Ahead in the Twenty-First Century Download  
    12-4-2013 Bruce Caldwell, Duke University F.A. Hayek and The Road to Serfdom Download  
    02-12-2014 Tim Kane, The Hudson Institute The Economics of Great Powers from Rome to America Download  
    05-30-2014 Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University Money Misinterpreted and Misunderstood Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2012-2013 

    Lecture Date  Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    9-26-2012 Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University Why Capitalism? Download  
    11-28-2012 Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Mellon University Recent Federal Reserve Policy in Relation to Monetary Principles Download  
    02-20-2013 Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago The Limitations of Taxes and Prohibitions Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2011-2012 

    Lecture Date  Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    11-16-2011 J.D. Foster, The Heritage Foundation The Trials of Congress' Misnamed "Super Committee" Download  
    02-08-2012 Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal The End of Obamanomics Download  
    03-14-2012 Charles Holt, University of Virginia Auction Design for Public Policy Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2009-1010 

    11-2-2009   Rediscovering Political Economy Conference   
      Dr. Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University Why Capitalism?  
      Mr. John Mueller, Ethics and Public Policy Center Restoring Sound Economic Thinking: What Natural Law Taught Us  
      Dr. Samuel Hollander, University of Toronto Understanding Anomalies in Adam Smith and Marx-Engels  
      Dr. Richard Wagner, George Mason University Promoting the General Welfare: The Economic Thinking of the American Founders  
      Dr. Larry Schweikart, University of Dayton A Primer on Banking and the Government's Role in Monetary Policy  
      Dr. David Beito, University of Alabama T.R.M. Howard and the Mutual Aid Tradition: How Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Promoted Black Uplift  
           
    02-03-2010 Dr. Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University Central Banking in the Credit Turmoil: An Assessment of Federal Reserve Practice Download  
    03-10-2010 Dr. Gordon Brady, Joint Economic Committee, United States Senate Cap and Trade Legislation Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2008 - 2009 

    09-10-2008 Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall Street Journal A Survey of Latin American Liberty in 2008 Download 
    10-22-2008 Dr. Susan Laury, Georgia State University Insurance Purchase Decisions for Disaster - Type Risks: Using Laboratory Experiments to Inform Policy Download 
    02-04-2009 Dr. Tailia Bar, Cornell University Quest for Knowledge and Pursuit of Grades: Information, Course Selection and Grade Inflation Download 
    03-11-2009 Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal Fiscal Follies: The Politics of "Stimulus" and Bailouts Download 

    Academic Lecture Year 2007 - 2008  

    09-12-2007 Dr. PJ Hill, Wheaton College The Not So Wild, Wild West Unavailable
    11-07-2007 Dr. Rajdeep Grewal, Pennsylvania State University Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction, and Shareholder Value: The Moderating Role of Satisfaction Strength Download 
    02-06-2008 Dr. Burt Folsom, Hillsdale College How the Income Tax Changed American History Download 
    03-26-2008 Dr. Jay W. Richards, Acton Institute Myths Christians Believe about Wealth and Poverty Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2006 - 2007 

    09-20-2006 Dr. Paul Moreno, Hillsdale College How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Federalism Unavailable
    09-13-2006 Dr. Jeff Miron, Boston University Libertarian Land: The Case for Minimal Government, Unavailable
    02-07-2007 Dr. Elinor Ostrom, Arizona State University Beyond Panaceas: The Importance of Institutional Diversity, Indiana University Unavailable
    03-14-2007 Dr. Jared Bernstein and Dr. Richard Burkhauser Debate: Is a Minimum Wage Increase Necessary? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2005 - 2006 

    Not Listed Dr. Dwight R. Lee, University of Georgie and Dr. Kenneth Stone, University of Iowa A Debate on the Merits of Wal-Mart Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. William W. Beach, Director of Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation Public Policy in the Age of Entitlements: How the Coming Financial Crises in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Will Fundamentally Change Politics and Public Policy Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. Christopher DeMuth, President, American Enterprise Institute Unlimited Government Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Michael Szenberg, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics and Finance Department, Lublin School of Business Globalization, Technology, and Three Societal Goals Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2004 - 2005 

    Not Listed Dr. Robert Dwyer, University of Cincinnati Buyer-Seller Relationships That Work, Professor of Marketing Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. John G. Quigley, Visiting Professor of Finance, Princeton University, Managing Partner of Nasau Capital Venture Capital in 2004: The Real Deal Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Linda Babcock, Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Francis X. Dieboldy, Professor of Economics, Finance and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania The Outlook for Interest Rates and the Macroeconom Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2003 - 2004 

    Not Listed Dr. Henry Grabowski, Professor of Economics and Director of the Program in Pharmaceuticals and Health Economics, Duke University Innovation and Access to Medicines for Orphan Diseases Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James Gwartney, Professor of Economics and Policy, Florida State University Economic Freedom and Cross-Country Differences in Income and Growth Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James Kellaris, Professor of Marketing, University of Cincinnati Confessions of a Jingle Scientist: On the Importance of Trivial Research Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Edmund S. Phelps, Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University How Corporatism Cramps Dynamism and Dulls Prosperity in Continental Europe McVickar Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2002 - 2003 

    Not Listed Dr. Adam Lerrick, The Friends of Allan Meltzer Chair, Senior Lecturer of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University A New Approach to Development Aid: Changing the Incentives Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Patrick Conway, Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Should the International Monetary Fund Be Liquidated? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Gene Grossman, Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics, Princeton University Trade and The Environment: Friends or Foes? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Daniel Benjamin, Professor and Senior Research Scholar, Clemson University Myths of Recycling Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2001 - 2002 

    Not Listed Dr. Neil Wallace, Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University A Virtue of Uniform International Currency Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Charles W. Calomiris, Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise, Columbia University School of Business Emerging Market Banks: The Achilles Heel of Liberalization Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Charles I. Plosser, Dean and John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration,University of Rochester Monetary Policy: A Shadow Perspective Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Clive W.J. Granger, Chancellor's Associates Chair in Economics, University of California, San Diego. The Effect of Uncertainty on Economic Policy Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2000 - 2001 

    Not Listed Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati, Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics, Columbia University. After the Seattle Debacle: What Next for Free Trade? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Hal R. Varian, Dean, School of Information Management Systems, University of California at Berkeley. Economic Forces in the Network Economy Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Stanley W. Black, Professor of Economics, The University of North Carolina. From Wirtschaftswunder to Kaltstart: Fifty Years of the German Economy Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James Walker, Professor of Economics, Indiana University Institutions for Facilitating Cooperation Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1999 - 2000 

    Not Listed Dr. Anna J. Schwartz, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Earmarks of a Lender of Last Resort Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Stephen P. Zeldes, Benjamin Rosen Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University Privatizing Social Security: Risk and Return Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Walter C. Labys, Saint Vincent Prep School Class of 1955, Professor and Benedum Distinguished Scholar, West Virginia University Can World Market Volatility Upset the U.S. Economy Unavailable 
    Not Listed Dr. Vernon L. Smith, Professor of Economics, the University of Arizona Personal Vs Impersonal Exchange McClelland Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1998 - 1999 

    Not Listed Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Are Stocks Still Right for the Long-Run? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Joseph Terza, Saint Vincent College Class of 1964, Associate Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University Analyzing the Effects of Public Policy Using Non-Experimental Data: Applications In Health Economics Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Shiller, Yale University Risks to Our Income in the Long Term Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1997 - 1998  

    Not Listed Dr. David R. Henderson, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution and Associate Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School Government: Don't Just Stand There, Undo Something Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Richard Cyert, President Emeritus and Richard M. and Mary Aret S Cyert, Professor of Economics and Management, Carnegie- Mellon University The Executive Compensation Controversy Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Bruce Yandle,Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics and Branch Banking and Trust Scholar, Clemson University Searching for Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Harvey Rosen, John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy, Princeton University Do Taxes Affect Entrepreneurs' Investments? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1996 - 1997 

    Not Listed Dr. Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University Rules Versus Discretion: Argentina Versus Mexico Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Richard E Wagner, Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University Complexity, Governance And Economic Policy Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Kajal Lahiri, Economics Professor and Chair SUNY at Albany Welfare Reform for The Disabled Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert A. Mundell, Professor of Economics, Columbia University The International Monetary System In The 21ST Century: Could Gold Make A Comeback? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1995 - 1996 

    Not Listed Dr. Richard V. Burkhauser, Professor of Economics Maxwell School, Syracuse University Providing a Living Wage: Why Increases In the Minimum Wage are No Longer the Answer for Helping the Working Poor Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. David R. Henderson, Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Senior Research Fellow with the Hoover Institution Government Intervention In Health Care: Savior or Villain Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Donald J. Mullineaux, DuPont Chair in Banking and Financial Services, University of Kentucky Is Bill Gates Right: Is Banking A Dinosaur? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1994 - 1995 

    Not Listed Dr. Terry Anderson, Montana State University, Professor of Economics Senior Associate of the Political Economy Research Center The Market and The Environment: The Carrot vs. The Stick Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Tollison, George Mason University, Duncan Black Professor of Economics Externalities and Internalities Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Fred Singer, President, The Science and Environmental Policy Project Stratospheric Ozone: Politically Correct and Other Views  Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan Prof. of Meteorology Science and Politics: Global Warming and Eugenics Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Richard W. Tresch, Associate Professor and Chairperson of Economics, Boston College Welfare Reform: Shared Views and Disagreements Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1993 - 1994  

    Not Listed Michael Parkin, University of Western Ontario, Professor of Economics Clinton's Fiscal Policy: A First Semester Assignment Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Burton Malkiel, Princeton University, Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics Investment Strategies for the Remainder of the 90's Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Karen Vaughn, George Mason University, Professor of Economics Did We Learn th Right Lessons From the Fall of Communism? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Frederic Mishkin, Columbia University, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics Preventing Financial Crisis Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1992 - 1993 

    Not Listed Dr. Patricia Danzon, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Cella Moth Professor Health Care Reform: A Review of the Options Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Barro, Harvard University, Professor of Economics Presidential Economics Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Richard McKenzie, University of California, Walter Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society America: What Went Right in the 1980's Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Rachel McCulloch, Brandeis University, Rosen Family Professor of Economics Foreign Investment in the US: Source of Strength or Sign of Weakness? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1991 - 1992 

    Not Listed Dr. Yale Brozen,Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Emeritus Professor of Business Economics The Most Inquitous Tax? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Ronald Hansen, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, Associate Dean Deregulation vs. Reregulation: The Case of Medical Technologies Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Gordon Tullock, University of Arizona, Karl Eller Professor of Economics and Political Science The Costs of Regulation and the Benefits of Deregulation Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Kevin Sontheimer, University of Pittsburgh, Chairperson Department of Economics An Ethical and Moral Evaluation of of Private Property and Market Freedom Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1990 - 1991 

    Not Listed Dr. Peter B. Kenen, Princeton University, Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Foreign Investment in the US: Should we be Concerned? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Ryan Amacher, Clemson University, Dean, College of Commerce and Industry Western Experiences with Privatization: Are There Lessons for Eastern Europe? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Murray Weidenbaum, Director/Washington University, Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor The Consumer Stake in Deregulation Center for the Study of American Business Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Walter Williams, George Mason University, John Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Society Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Emanuel Savas, University of New York, Baruch College Privatization: A Worldwide Movement City Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1989 - 1990 

    No lectures available for this academic lecture year.

    Academic Lecture Year 1988 - 1989 

    No lectures available for this academic lecture year.

    Academic Lecture Year 1987 - 1988  

    Not Listed Dr. Anne O. Krueger, Stanford University, Professor of Economics Protectionism: US Firms and Foreign Competition Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Rudiger Donbusch, MIT, Ford International Professor of Economics Third World Debt: The US and the Banks Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Charles Kindleberger, MIT, Ford International Professor of Economics Is There An Impending World Depression? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. William Poole, Brown University, Professor of Economics Financial Implications of the US Trade Deficit Unavailable

     Academic Lecture Year 1986 - 1987  

    Not Listed Dr. Gary S. Becker, Professor, University of Chicago Pressure Groups and Political Power Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Bennett T. McCallum, Carnegie-Mellon University, Professor of Economics Why is Monetary Policy Important Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James M. Buchanan, George Mason University, Holbert L. Harris University Professor Government Failure, Market Failure Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Allan Meltzer, Carnegie-Mellon University, John M. Olin Professor of Political Economy Monetary Reform: Domestic and International Unavailable

    The Government and Politics Education Series (GPES)

    Series Director: Dr. Bradley C.S. Watson (Fellow in Politics and Culture)
    This series is dedicated to the restoration of America's constitutional order. This order is founded upon the principles of the Declaration of Independence, which professes a fixed understanding of human nature and, consequently, a limited role for the federal government.

    Academic Lecture Year 2013-2014 

    Lecture Date     Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    09-18-2013 Anthony Peacock, Utah State University The Founders’ Constitution and What Threatens It Today Download  
    01-24-2014 Michael Schwarz, Ashland University Thomas Jefferson and the Republican Legacy Download  
    02-26-2014 David Clinton, Baylor University Contemporary Challenges in Foreign Policy: Is The United States Up to Them? Download  
    04-30-2014 Amity Shlaes, best-selling author Coolidge, The President Who Said ‘No’ Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2012-2013 

    Lecture Date     Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    11-14-2012 Jeffry Morrison, Regent University The Indispensable George Washington Download  
    01-30-2013 Martin Medhurst, Baylor University The Audience As Citizens Download  
    02-06-2013 Stephen Knott, United States Naval War College Distorted "History": The Case of George W. Bush and the War on Terror Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2011-2012 

    Lecture Date     Speaker(s)  Lecture Topic  Download Audio 
    09-21-2011 Darren Staloff, City College of New York Federalism: The Fulfillment of the Politics of Enlightenment Download  
    01-18-2012 Daryl Charles, Bryan College Between Pacifism and Real Politik: The Abiding Relevance of the Just War Tradition Download  
    01-25-2012 Daniel Piccuta, U.S. Pacific Command The U.S.A. and China: Powers, Rivals, Partners Download  
    2-22-2012 Micah Watson, Union University Locke's Legacy or Rousseau's Temptation?: American Government As Creature or Creator Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2009 - 2010  

    09-23-2009 Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College A. Lincoln, Philosopher: Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas  unavailable
    10-21-2009 Mr. Joseph Fornieri. Rochester Institute of Technology  Lincoln's Reflective Patriotism  unavailable
     01-20-2010  Henry T. Edmonson, Georgia College and State University  What would Publius Do? Leadership Principles from 'the Federalist Papers'  unavailable
    2-17-2010  Dr. Charles T. Rubin, Duquesne University  Liberty and Human Redesign   

    Academic Lecture Year 2008 - 2009  

    09-17-2008 Michael I. Krauss, George Mason U. Law School To Heller and Beyond: Self-Defense, and the Second Amendment Download 
    10-22-2008 Fr. Joseph Kroterski, Fordham University The City of God and the City of Men: Augustine's Argument and Some Applications for Today Download 
    01-21-2009 Diana J. Schaub, Loyla College in Maryland Bioethics and the Constitution: What Would the Founders Say? Download 
    02-18-2009 Dr. Scott Yenor, Boise State How to Think About the Family in a Liberal Society Download 

    Academic Lecture Year 2007 - 2008  

    09-19-2007 Dr. E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado Traditionalism of the American Founding Unavailable
    10-24-2007 Dr. Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Economic Research Foundation Middle Ages and Monasticism Download 
    01-23-2008 Dr. Robert V. Young, North Carolina State University Literature and Morality Download 
    02-20-2008 Dr. Patrick J. Deneen, Georgetown University The Alternative Tradition in American Political Thought Download 

    Academic Lecture Year 2006 - 2007 

    09-20-2006 Dr. Paul Moreno, Hillsdale College How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Federalism Unavailable
    01-24-2007 Dr. Gleaves Whitney, Grand Valley State University America's Founders and the Ring of Gyges Unavailable
    Not Listed Pamela Jensen, Kenyon College Invisible Men: Ralph Ellison's Defense of the Melting Pot Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2005 - 2006 

    Not Listed Dr. Stephen Knott, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia The Constitutional Legacy of Alexander Hamilton Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director of Clemson Capitalism Initiative, Clemson University BB&T Research Fellow Our Killing Schools Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. James Lambright, Chairman and Acting President, Export-Import Bank of the United States When the U.S. Exports: America Works Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Alan Levine, Associate Professor of Political Theory, American University The Idea of America in European Political Thought: 1492 to 9/11 Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2004 - 2005 

    Not Listed Dr. Bradford Wilson, Associate Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions Lecturer, Princeton University Liberal Constitutionalism and the American University Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. V. Phillip Munoz, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University Under God?  The First Amendment and the American Founding Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, Baylor University Roe v. Wade: Its Logic and Legacy Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto, University of Dallas Woodrow Wilson: Father of Modern America? Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2003 - 2004  

    Not Listed Mike Fisher, Pennsylvania State Attorney General Constitution Day Address Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James Stoner, Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University Christian Socrates? The Apology of Thomas More Unavailable
    Not Listed Francis H. Buckley, Professor of Law, George Mason University Private and Social Perfectionism Unavailable
    Not Listed Adam Kieper, Managing Editor, The New Atlantis Space Exploration and American Character Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2002 - 2003  

    Not Listed Dr. Larry Arnn, President, Hillsdale College Constitution Day Address Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2001 - 2002  

    Not Listed Dr. Michael Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame What Was So Great About the Founding Fathers Anyway? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Lucas E. Morel, Assistant Professor of Politics, Washinton and Lee University Ralph Ellison's America: On the Politics of Prejudice, Perseverance and Possibility Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Jean M. Yarbrough, Gary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences Department of Government and Legal Studies Bowdoin College Teddy Roosevelt and the Search for a Usable Past Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. David F. Forte, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University Islam: Its Past, and Future Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 2000 - 2001  

    Not Listed Dr. Ken Masugi, Director, Center for Local Government - The Claremont Institute The Constitution Versus The Civil Religion Of Multiculturalism: What Clarence Thomas Taught Me Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Alan Charles Kors, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania Western Civilization At the Dawn of the 21st Century Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, The CATO Institute Globalization: Threat or Boon to a Starving World Unavailable
    Not Listed Mark Edward Rush, Associate Professor of Politics: Washington and Lee University Foraging in the Political Thicket: The Supreme Court and The Right of Political Association Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1999 - 2000  

    Not Listed Dr. Ralph A. Rossum, Professor of American Constitutionalism, Claremont McKenna College Federalism, Constitutional Structure, and the Securing of Liberty Salvatori Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Michael I Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University Government Products Liability Suits: Economic Illiteracy and the Collapse of the Rule of Law Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Stephen J. Entin, President and Executive Director, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation The Political Economy of the U.S. Tax System Unavailable 
    Not Listed Dr. Randy T. Simmons, Professor of Political Science, Utah State University Liberty and the Environment Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Herman Belz, Professor of History, University of Maryland Affirmative Action and American Equality Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1998 - 1999 

    Not Listed Hon. Eugene W. Hickok, Jr., Pennsylvania Secretary of Education The Constitution and Executive Power Unavailable
    Not Listed Stanley C. Brubaker, Professor of Political Science, Director of Colgate Washington Study Group, Colgate University Are Campaign Spending Limits Good for Democracy Unavailable
    Not Listed Harvey C. Mansfield, Professor of Government, Harvard University Machiavelli's New Prince Unavailable
    Not Listed Joseph M. Bessette, Associate Professor of Government Claremont Mckenna College Justice and Punishment: Crime, Public Opinion, and Democratic Politics Unavailable

    Academic Lecture Year 1997 - 1998  

    Not Listed Dr. Thomas G. West, Professor of Politics at University of Dallas Was The American Founding Unjust? The Case of Property Rights and the Poor Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Jeffrey K. Tulis, Professor of Political Science at University of Texas Today's Neo-Whig Presidency Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler, Professor of Political Science at Berry College Twentieth Century Thomism: The Catholic Tradition in Today's Political Thought Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research The First One-Hundred Days of the Clinton Administration and Prospects for the Future Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Thomas E. Mann,Director, Governmental Studies and the W. Averell Harriman Chair in American Governance at the Brookings Institute, Washington, DC Institutional Reform and Democratic Renewal Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Michael J. Malbin,Professor of Political Science, S.U.N.Y. at Albany, Director of The Center for Legislative Studies at SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government Undivided Government? Predictions on Clinton's Relations with Congress Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Lawrence Mead, Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Professor of Politics at New York University The Politics of Welfare Reform Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. Daniel Mitchell, McKenna Senior Fellow in Political Economy at The Heritage Foundation Are Republicans Living up to their Mandate? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Gertrude Himmelfarb, Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York Prospects for the Renewal of Civil Society Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Frank I. Luntz, President, Luntz Research Companies Republican Candidate: Issues and Public Opinion Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Grover G. Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform The 'Leave Us Alone' Coalition and the 1996 Elections Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. John Fund, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal Divided Government: Gridlock or Cooperation? Unavailable
    Not Listed Mr. William Kristol, Editor and Publisher, The Weekly Standard 1997--The New Political Era? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James W. Ceaser, Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at University of Virginia The Symbol of America in Modern Political Thought Unavailable

    Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life (CIVITAS)

    Series Director: Dr. Bradley C.S. Watson (Fellow in Politics and Culture)
    This series is concerned with the realm of citizenship and the common good. The Forum seeks to identify and expound upon the principles of a free and well-ordered society in the American and Western tradition and to examine contemporary issues in relation to such principles.

    Academic Lecture Year 2013-2014 

         Religious Liberty and the State   
    10-09-2013 Daniel Dreisbach, American University  The Precarious Place of Religion in American Public Life: How Thomas Jefferson's "Wall of Separation" Redefined Church-State Law and Policy Download  
    10-09-2013 Thomas Messner, The Heritage Foundation The Day Religious Freedom Stopped Being Cool Download  
    10-09-2013 R. R. Reno, First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life Religious Liberty Redefined Download  
    10-09-2013 Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame School of Law A Culture of Religious Liberty Download  


    Academic Lecture Year 2012-2013
     

         Exceptionalism and the American Creed   
    10-10-2012 Thomas Karako, Kenyon College The Obama Administration and National Security Download  
    10-10-2012 Henry Olsen, American Enterprise Institute If You Can Keep It: Reflections on the Revolution in America Download  
    10-10-2012 J. David Alvis, Wofford College Obama and the Progressive Presidency Download  
    10-10-2012 John C. Yoo, University of California, Berkeley Obama and the Upside Down Presidency Download  

    Academic Lecture Year 2011-2012 

         Exceptionalism and the American Creed   
    10-12-2011 Richard Samuelson, California State University, San Bernardino Exceptionalism and Citizenship Download  
    10-12-2011 Michael Ledeen, The Foundation for Defense of Democracies America and Revolution Download  
    10-12-2011 Matthew Spalding, The Heritage Foundation America's Exceptional Promise Download  
    10-12-2011 Kiron Skinner, Carnegie Mellon University American Exceptionalism: Ideas versus Political Realities Download  

     
    Lecture Year 2009  

    10-07-2009 Jennifer Marshall, Director of Domestic Policy Studies Heritage Foundation Onward: Shaping the Moral Imagination of Each New Generation Download 
    10-07-2009 Kevin Ryan, Director of Education and Communication Vermont Bar association The Patriotism of Character, The Character of Patriotism Download 
    10-07-2009 Randy Simmons, Political Science Professor and Department Head Utah Sate University Democracy Is Much More Than Voting Download 
    10-07-2009 William Voegeli, Visiting Scholar Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center We Hold These Truths... But Who Is This "We"? Download 

    Lecture Year 2008
    10-08-2008 Malcolm A. Kline, academia.org and Conservative Voice From Locker Rooms to Laboratories: Title IX Gets Scientific Download 
    10-08-2008 Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer-Busch, Christopher Newport University Title IX and Science: Natural Allies or Enemies? Download 
    10-08-2008 Jessica Gavora, Freelance Writer Title IX in the Sciences: Why it Was Inevitable, Playing field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX Download 
    10-08-2008 Dr. John Smetanka, Saint Vincent College Women in Physics: Cause and Effect Download 

    Lecture Year 2007
    10-10-2007 David Frisk, Claremont Graduate School Young Men in a Hurry: William F. Buckley, Jr., William Rusher, and National Review's Call to Arms 1955-1964 Download 
    10-10-2007 Rafe Major, University of Michigan The Fall of The Wall and the Search for the Principles of Conservatism Download 
    10-10-2007 Michael Tanner, CATO Institute The Rise of Big Government Conservatism Download 
    10-10-2007 Johan Goldberg, National Review Online The Permanence of Conservatism Download 

    Lecture Year 2006
    10-04-2006 Michael Anton (The Claremont Institute), L. Brent Bozell (Media Research Center), Dr. Jay Richards (Discovery Institute), and Nick Schulz (Tech Central Station) Alternative/Conservative Media Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2005
    Not Listed Stephen A. Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies Contemporary Immigration Issues and Challenges Unavailable
    Not Listed Daniel T. Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute Fixing America's Dysfunctional Immigration System Unavailable
    Not Listed Thomas L. Krannawitter, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hillsdale College Citizenship and Multiculturalism Unavailable
    Not Listed Noah Pickus, Associate Director, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University Immigration and American Civic Nationalism Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2004
    Not Listed Amy E. Black, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Wheaton College God Is On Our Side: Religion and Campaign 2004 Unavailable
    Not Listed John C. Fortier, Research Fellow and Executive Director, Continuity of Government Commission, American Enterprise Institute Terrorist Attacks On Our Elections Unavailable
    Not Listed Richard Dougherty, Professor of Political Science, University of Dallas The Election was a Necessity: American Presidential Election in War Time Unavailable
    Not Listed Morris Fiorina, Wendt Family Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University The Myth of a Polarized America Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2003
    Not Listed None No lectures available for this lecture year. Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2002
    Not Listed Eloise Anderson, Director, Project for the American Family, Claremont Institute Thinking About Child Protection Unavailable
    Not Listed Susan Orr, Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Forgotten World of Child Welfare Unavailable
    Not Listed Sally C. Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute False Promise of Single-Payer Health-Care: A Close Look Inside the California Health Security Act Unavailable
    Not Listed Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Welfare and Family Issues, The Heritage Foundation Marriage, Poverty and Welfare Reform Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2001
    Not Listed Dr. Andrew E. Busch, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Denver Ronald Reagan and the Statesmanship of Liberty Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Elizabeth Spalding, Assistant Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College President Reagan's Statesmanship in the Cold War  Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Thomas B. Silver, President, The Claremont Institute Reagan's Failure Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Paul Kengor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Grove City College The Legacy of Ronald Reagan: The Academic View  Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2000
    Not Listed Dr. Peter W. Schramm, Executive Director, John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs Ethics and Politics According to Booker T. Washington: Citizenship Rightly Understood Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Fariborz L. Mokhtari Director, Military Graduate Program, Norwich University Ethics and Society: Civilian vs. Military Approaches Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Adam Wolfson, Executive Editor, The Public Interest Why Liberals go to War: The Case of Kosovo Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James H. Nichols, Jr., Professor of Political Science, Claremont McKenna College Rethinking Politics for the Next Generation of Liberalism Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Todd R. Flanders, Director of Programs, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty Macintyre's Imprudence Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Bradley C.S. Watson, Fellow in Politics and Policy, Center for Political and Economic Thought, Saint Vincent College Impeachment's Wake Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1999
    Not Listed Dr. David Lowenthal, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Boston College Liberalism: Its Glories, Failures, and Prospects Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Peter McNamara, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Utah State University Locke, Civil Society, and the Spirit of Liberalism Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1998
    Not Listed Glen E. Thurow, Provost and Professor of Politics, University of Dallas The Guardian of Liberty?: American Education At The Millenium Unavailable
    Not Listed Paul A. Rahe, Jay P. Walker Professor of American History Soft Despotism: Democracy's Drift Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Angelo Codevilla, Professor of International Relations, Boston University Shaping Our Character Through Government Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. David Walsh, Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America The Perennial Experiment In Liberty Unavailable


    Lecture Year 1997
     

    Not Listed William H. Lash, III, Adjunct Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law The Free Market and the Free Society Unavailable
    Not Listed Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, President, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Co-Editor, American Journal of Jurisprudence and Vice President, American Philosophy Institute Law and Morality Unavailable
    Not Listed Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law Catholic University of America Citizenship and Community: Legacy and Challenge Unavailable
    Not Listed R. Alexander Acosta, Director, Project on the Judiciary, Ethics and Public Policy Center Judicial Activism and Self Government Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1996
    Not Listed David Brooks, Senior Editor, The Weekly Standard and commentator for National Public Radio. s "All Things Considered" Politics and the Renewal of Culture Unavailable
    Not Listed James Nuechterlein, Editor, First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life and Associate Director, Institute on Religion and Public Life Religion and Politics: The Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr Unavailable
    Not Listed Robert Benne, Ph.D., Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, Chair of Religion and Philosophy Departments, Director of Center for Church and Society, Roanoke College Green Shoots in America: Religion and the Renewal of Culture Unavailable
    Not Listed J. Brian Benestad, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, University of Scranton Catholicism and the Renewal of Culture: The Place and Meaning of Virtue Unavailable

      
    Lecture Year 1995  

    Unavailable James V. Schall, S.J., Ph.D., Professor of Government, Georgetown University On How Revelation Addresses Itself to Politics Unavailable
    Not Listed Norman B. Ture, Ph.D., President of Institute for Research on Economics of Taxation (IRET) Taxes and the Good Society Unavailable
    Not Listed Patrick F. Fagan, William Fitzgerald Senior Fellow for Family and Cultural Studies, The Heritage Foundation Welfare Reform Unavailable
    Not Listed Max L. Stackhouse, Ph.D., Stephen Colwell Professor of Christian Ethics, Princeton University Theology and the Economic Life of Society in a Global Era: On Mars, Eros, the Muses, Mammon, and Christ Unavailable
    Lecture Year 1994
    Not Listed Nicholas Eberstadt, Visiting Fellow at Center for Population Studies, Harvard University The Poor and the Marginalized: Current and Proposed Domestic Policies  Unavailable
    Not Listed James P. Hannigan, Ph.D., Professor of Moral Theology and Chair of Department of Theology, Duquesne University The Place of Government in Civil Society and the Implications for the Public Witness of the Church Unavailable
    Not Listed Ronald Nash, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary The Restoration of Citizenship and Civic Culture Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1993
    Not Listed Don E. Eberly, President, The Commonwealth Foundation Emerging Issues and Political Trends and their Moral Consequences Unavailable
    Not Listed Bruce Bickel, Ph.D., Vice President and Manager, Charitable/Institutional Trust Department, PNC Bank Christian Ethics in the Marketplace Unavailable
    Not Listed Kurt Rethwisch, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Duquesne University Good Intentions are Not Good Enough: Reacting to Economic Issues Unavailable
    Not Listed Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President, The Acton Institute The Entrepreneurial Vocation CSP Unavailable

    Cultural and Policy Conferences (CAPC)

    Series Director: Dr. Bradley C.S. Watson (Fellow in Politics and Culture)
    This series speaks to the cultural unease and the sociopolitical problems that are a prominent condition of contemporary public life. Through its biennial three-day conference, the Center focuses on the principles, norms, and mores of Western culture and their relation to the political and public policy situation of modern times.  

    Lecture Year 2009  

    Lecture Date  Speaker(s)  Lecture TopicTheme: The Idea of the American University Download Audio 
    Not Listed John Agresto, Princeton University One Cheer for the Liberal Arts. . . Maybe Two Download 
    Not Listed William B. Allen, Michigan State University Now that College is the New High School, Where Do We Go to Get and Education? Download 
    Not Listed Michael P. Foley, Baylor University Saint Augustine, the University, and the So-Called Liberal Arts Download 
    Not Listed Gary D. Glenn, Northern Illinois University From Civilizational Memory and the Upward Lifting of Souls, to Upward Mobility to Opening Social Mores: The Going Down of University Education in one Professor's Lifetime Download 
    Not Listed Susan E. Hanssen, University of Dallas Eccentric Education - The American Way Download 
    Not Listed Peter Augustine Lawler, Berry College Dignity and Higher Education Today Download 
    Not Listed William Mathie, Brock University Socrates in America Download 
    Not Listed Fr. James V Schall, Georgetown University Universitas Sine Universo: on the Home of Truth When There is no Truth Download 
    Not Listed Peter W. Wood, National Association of Scholars Roller of Big Cigars: The American University as Cheerful Mortician Download 

    Lecture Year 2007
    Not Listed Dr. Hadley Arkes , Armherst College Can the Hearings for Judges Become a Seminar?: A Classroom Filled with Dangers Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Stanley Brubanker, Princeton University A Constitution to Die for?: Congressional Authority to Raise an Army Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Clinton, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Classical Constitutional Jurisprudence, Legal Naturalism, and the Normative Force of History Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Matthew Franck, Radford University Freedom Questions, Political Questions: Republicanism and the Myth of a "Bill of Rights" Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert George, Princeton University Judicial Usurpation: Perennial Temptation, Permanent Threat Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Alan Gibson Why that Old Dog Still Won't Hunt: The Failure of Originalists to Establish the Authority of the Framers' Constitution, California State University, Chico Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Henneth Kersch Neoconservatism and Constitutional Interpretation, 1965-1980, Princeton University Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Jack E. Nowlin, University of Mississippi Authority Doctrines and the Proper Judicial Role: Judicial Supremacy, Stare Decisis and the Concept of Judicial Constitutional Violations Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Ralph Rossum, Claremont McKenna College "Common-Sense" Constitutionalism: From Story to Scalia Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Christopher Wolfe, Marquette University  The Supreme Court and the Transformation of Social Mores Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2005
    Not Listed Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair in Islamic Studies and Professor of International Relations, American University A Failure of Immigration: Thinking about Culture, Tradition, and Society After 9/11 Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Alt, John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University Regime Change in Iraq: The View from the Ground Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Alberto Coll, Naval War College True Liberty and Law: Fighting the War Against Terrorism without Surrendering Our Values Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Barry Cooper, University of Calgary Understanding Terrorism After 9/11 Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. David Corey, Baylor University Neither Niebuhr nor Yoder: The Christian Just-War Tradition Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Leon Craig, University of Alberta The Liberal Regime Under Attack Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. James Kurth, Swarthmore College Western Identities versus Islamic Terrorists: Christians, Liberals, and Pagans at War Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Paul Marshall, Freedom House Understanding Radical Islam Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. David Tucker, Naval Postgraduate School Terrorism and the Western Way of Warfare Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Ken Weinstein, Hudson Institute No tolerance for the Intolerant: Lessons from Early Modern Political Philosophy for the War on Terror Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2003
    Not Listed Dr. Stephen Balch, President, National Association of Scholars Liberal Education and Civic Education for Our Time Unavailable
    Not Listed Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting III, Virginia Military Institute Barbarians at the Gates: Enemies of Character Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. William Desmond, Hoger Instituut Wijsbegeerte Autonomy, Loyalty, and Civic Piety Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. John Fonte, Hudson Institute Is the Purpose of Civic Education to Transmit or Transform the American Regime? Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Timothy Fuller, Colorado College Restoring the Essential Experience of Liberal Learning: Transcendence and the Study of Politics in the University Unavailable
    Not Listed Roger Kimball, Managing Editor, The New Criterion On Liberty, or, How John Stewart Mill Went Wrong Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Thomas Pangle, University of Toronto Should Felons Vote? A Paradigmatic Debate Over the Meaning of Civic Responsibility Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University The Commerce of Ideas and the Cultivation of Character in Madison's Republic Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Abigail Thernstrom, Manhattan Institute Closing the Racial Gap: Culture Matters Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Bruce Thornton Critical, Professor of Classics, California State University Fresno Consciousness and Liberal Education Unavailable

    Lecture Year 2001
    Not Listed Dr. Robert Bork, John M. Olin Scholar in Legal Studies, American Enterprise Institute Courts and the Culture Wars Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Murray Dry, Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College Tolerance And American Constitutionalism: The Case of Gay Rights Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. John C. Eastman, Professor of Constitutional Law, Chapman University School of Law The One-Way Ratchet and Other Problems With 'Stare Decisis' for Cultural Conservatives Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Edward J. Erler, Professor of Political Science, California State University The California Supreme Court in the Culture Wars: A Case Study In Judicial Failure Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Christopher Manfredi, Professor of Political Science, McGill University Courts, Culture and Community Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Anthony Peacock, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Utah State University Race, Representation, and the Constitution: The Multicultural Challenge to Commercial Republicanism Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Charles E. Rice, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School The Right To Live, The Higher Law, and the Courts Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Graham Walker, Associate Professor of Politics, The Catholic University of America Religious Freedom Without Religious Neutrality: Our Once and Future Constitutional Common Sense Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Keith E. Whittington, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University The Death of the Legal Constitution and the Spector of Judicial Review Unavailable
    Not Listed Fr. Francis Canavan, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Fordham University From Ockkam To Blackmum: The Philosophical Roots of Liberal Jurisprudence Unavailable
    Not Listed Dr. Jeremy Rabkin, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University Who Owns The Right To Privacy Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1999
    Not Listed Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D., Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School. Religion and Civil Society Laura Spelman Rockefeller Unavailable
    Not Listed Leonard P. Liggio, Ph.D., Research Professor, George Mason University School of Law, and Executive Vice President, Atlas Economic Research Foundation Liberty And Order In The Western Tradition Unavailable
    Not Listed Daniel J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Politics, Assumption College Liberal Democracy And Moral Foundations Unavailable
    Not Listed Gilbert Meilaender, Ph.D., Board of Directors, Professor of Christian Ethics, Valparaiso University Fleeing the Universal: The Problem of Relativism Unavailable
    Not Listed Douglas J. Den Uyl, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Bellarmine College The Formation of Character and Modern Liberalism Unavailable
    Not Listed Wilfred McClay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Tulane University Judeo-Christian Tradition and Liberal Tradition in the American Republic Unavailable
    Not Listed Catherine Heldt Zuckert, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame Scientific Rationality vs. Morality Unavailable
    Not Listed Peter Berkowitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University Public Philosophy and Postmodernity Unavailable
    Not Listed Christopher Wolfe, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Marquette University A Public Philosophy for Contemporary America Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1997
    Not Listed Hilton Kramer, Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion and Art Critic, New York Observer Institutionalizing the Counterculture Unavailable
    Not Listed Claes G. Ryn, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America, Chairman, National Humanities Institute and Editor, Humanities Cultural Origins of Politics: The Modern Imagination of Escape Unavailable
    Not Listed Joyce Little, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas Christianity and the Spirit of the Age Unavailable
    Not Listed Charles R. Kesler, Ph.D., Director, The Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World and Associate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College The Founding Fathers and American Culture Unavailable
    Not Listed William B. Allen, Ph.D., Dean, James Madison College, Michigan State University Radical Challenges to Liberal Democracy Unavailable
    Not Listed Stephen J. Tonsor, III, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan and Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute What to Do While Awaiting the Apocalypse: The Role of Creative Minorities in a Time of Cultural Crisis Unavailable
    Not Listed Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Ph.D., Eléonore Raoul Professor of Humanities and Professor of History, Emory University Women in a Changing World: The Consequences and the Implications Unavailable
    Not Listed Robert P. George, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Politics, Princeton University and Practicing Constitutional Lawyer serving a six-year term on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Marriage and Illusion of Moral Neutrality Unavailable
    Not Listed Hadley Arkes, Ph.D., Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Amherst College and Contributing Editor, National Review The Law and the Loss of Urbanity Unavailable
    Not Listed Martha Bayles, Ph.D., Literary Editor, Wilson Quarterly Immunity, Not Surgery: Why it is Better to Exert Cultural Authority than to Impose Censorship Unavailable
    Not Listed Dinesh D'Souza, John M. Olin Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute Multiculturalism and the Problem of Cultural Relativism Unavailable
    Not Listed Ralph McInerny, Ph.D., Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and Director, Jaques Maritain Center Revolt of the Masses Revisited Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1995
    Not Listed James Q. Wilson, Ph.D., James Collins Professor of Management, University of California, Los Angeles Culture, Crime, and Human Nature Unavailable
    Not Listed Don E. Eberly, Founder and President, Commonwealth Foundation and Founder and President, National Fatherhood Initiative Family, Fatherhood, and Socialization Unavailable
    Not Listed Glenn C. Loury, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Boston University and Chairman, Center for New Black Leadership Values and Judgments: Creating Incentives for Good Behavior Unavailable
    Not Listed Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity and Syndicated Columnist, USA Today Ethnicity and Immigration Unavailable
    Not Listed Heather R. Higgins, M.B.A., Executive Director, Council on Culture and Community and Senior Fellow, Progress and Freedom Foundation Politics of Cultural Wars Unavailable
    Not Listed Midge Decter, Distinguished Fellow, Institute on Religion and Public Life Who Killed Dr. Kildare? Unavailable
    Not Listed Robert Royal, Ph.D., John M. Olin Fellow in Religion and Society and Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center The Restoration of Citizenship and Civic Culture Unavailable
    Not Listed Gertrude Himmelfarb, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, Graduate School of the City University of New York The Renewal of Civil Society Unavailable
    Not Listed Russell Hittinger, Ph.D., Warren Professor of Catholic Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tulsa and Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Religion and the Secular Retreat from Modernity Unavailable
    Not Listed T. William Boxx, M.A., Chairman, Philip M. McKenna Foundation Christian Principles and Public Life Unavailable
    Not Listed Michael Novak, M.A., Former U.S. Ambassador and George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute Culture Wars, Moral Wars Unavailable

    Lecture Year 1993
    Not Listed T. William Boxx, M.A., Chairman, Philip M. McKenna Foundation and Gary M. Quinlivan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Political and Economic Thought The Cultural Context of Economics and Politics Unavailable
    Not Listed Thomas Sowell, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University Culture, Economics and Politics Unavailable
    Not Listed Dwight R. Lee, Ph.D., Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise and Professor of Economics, University of Georgia Go to Harvard and Turn Left: The Rise of Socialist Ideology in Higher Education Unavailable
    Not Listed S. Robert Lichter, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Media and Public Affairs and Visiting Lecturer at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University Economic and Political Perspectives in the Entertainment Media Unavailable
    Not Listed George Weigel, M.A., President of Ethics and Public Policy Center Taking Care of Business, Taking Care of Culture: The American Corporation and the American Culture Wars Unavailable
    Not Listed Don Lavoie, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs and Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University Cultural Studies and the Conditions for Entrepreneurship Unavailable
    Not Listed Peter L. Berger, Ph.D., Director, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture and Professor of Sociology, Boston University Our Economic Culture Unavailable
    Not Listed Brigitte Berger, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Boston University The Family Connection in Democratic Capitalist Societies Unavailable