Spring 2014 Events

    • [ Speaker: Joseph Bottum Joseph Bottum
    • Joseph Bottum is one of the nation's most widely published essayists, with work in journals from the Atlantic to the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. The Amazon.com-bestselling author of such Kindle Single e-books as "Dakota Christmas" and "Wise Guy", Bottum has been profiled in the New York Times, Washington Times, and many other publications, and has done television commentary for programs from NBC's Meet the Press to the PBS NewsHour. A contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, he holds a Ph.D. in medieval philosophy and will be Distinguished Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University during the Spring 2014 semester.

    • Title: If I'm Right, Then You’re Evil: How American Politics Became a Morality Play
    • Date & time: 5:30pm on Monday, February 3, 2014
    • Location: 165 Statler Hall
    • Sponsored by the Program on Freedom and Free Societies.

    • [ Speaker: Heather Mac Donald ] Heather Mac Donald
    • Heather Mac Donald is a John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She also is a recipient of 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement.

      Mac Donald received her B.A. in English from Yale University, graduating with a Mellon Fellowship to Cambridge University, where she earned her M.A. in English and studied in Italy through a Clare College study grant. Her J.D. is from Stanford University Law School.

    • Title: The Humanities in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    • Date & time: 5:30 pm on March 17, 2014
    • Location: 165 Statler Hall
    • Sponsored by the Program on Freedom and Free Societies.

    • [Speaker: Andrew Klavan ] Andrew Klavan
    • Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don't Say A Word, starring Michael Douglas. Andrew is a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, and elsewhere. His video feature, Klavan on the Culture, can be found at PJTV.com.

    • Title: Empire of Lies: News and Entertainment in the Post-Modern Age
    • Date & time: 5:30 pm on Monday, March 24, 2014
    • Location: 165 Statler Hall
    • Sponsored by the Program on Freedom and Free Societies.

    • [Speaker: Roger Scruton] Roger Scruton
    • Roger Scruton, a writer, philosopher, and public commentator, has written widely on political and cultural issues as well as on aesthetics, with particular attention to music and architecture. The author of more than thirty books, his most recent ones include Culture Counts: Faith and Healing in a World Besieged (Encounter Books, 2007); A Political Philosophy (Continuum Books, 2006), a response to the development and decline of western civilization; and The West and the Rest (ISI Books, 2001), an analysis of the values held by the West and how they are distinct from those held by other cultures. Mr. Scruton is also a founding editor of The Salisbury Review as well as the founder of Claridge Press, which is now part of Continuum International Publishing Group. He writes a column on cultural matters for The American Spectator and on wine for The New Statesman in Britain. At AEI, Mr. Scruton researches environmental protection from a cultural and philosophical angle.

    • Title: What do conservatives really believe?
    • Date & time: 5:30 pm on April 22, 2014
    • Location: 165 Statler Hall
    • Sponsored by the Program on Freedom and Free Societies.

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