Colloquium on the American Founding Events

 This Fall the Colloquium was held on November 4 & 5, 2011.

Talks & Speakers for the Colloquium Weekend

"On the Arts of Prosecuting"


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R LLORET TALKR LLORET TALK

Date: Friday, November 4

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Description: Richard Lloret will speak about the art of prosecution and detail some of his own experiences as a prosecutor. Lloret is the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Lloret has also worked for the past two years in the Justice Department of the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina, teaching new lawyers how to prepare and present cases for prosecution.

Location: Pruyne Lecture Hall

Fayerweather Hall

"Can Law Enforcement Do Better in Arresting Terrorists?"

Date: Friday, November 4

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Description: James Q. Wilson will discuss whether or not law enforcement can do a better job of finding and arresting terrorists. Wilson has written many books on urban politics, including The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families (Harper Collins, 2002) and Moral Judgment (Basic Books), as well as several essays concerning Public Interest. He is currently the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"The Global Citizen Without a Country: The Lessons of Edmund Burke"


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D RITCHIE TALKD RITCHIE TALK

Date: Saturday, November 5

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Description: Daniel Ritchie will use the works of Edmund Burke to discuss the problems with the idea of “globalism” and will instead suggest making attachments and specific loyalties with certain people in order to ground and foster the “natural rights” so many people feel are inhibited by the lack of globalism. Ritchie is an English professor at Bethel College in Minnesota. Ritchie is also a member of Minnesota's Non-Public Education Council, an organization that allows communication between the state Commissioner on Education and Minnesota’s non-public school system.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"'Mortal Kombat' and the Constitution: The First Amendment and Violent Video Games"


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M MCCONNELL TALKM MCCONNELL TALK

Date: Saturday, November 5

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Description: Michael McConnell will speak about The Supreme Court’s decision regarding violence in video games, with specific interest in how this decision supports or abuses first amendment rights. McConnell was appointed to the federal bench by George W. Bush and has continued speaking on issues of religious freedom before the Supreme Court. McConnell has taught at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, the University of Chicago Law School, and was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He is currently Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"A View of the Political Landscape from Capitol Hill"


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N SILVERMAN TALKN SILVERMAN TALK

Date: Saturday, November 5

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Description: Noah Silverman will speak on the current state of the political landscape. This discussion will allow him to comment in particular on how the Republican Party is preparing for the upcoming November elections. Silverman is the Director of Congressional Relations for the Republican Jewish Coalition. Before becoming Director, Silverman worked for more than a decade in Washington D.C., mostly recently with Republican Arizona Senator, Jon Kyl.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"Why Do Civilizations Destroy Themselves? The Case of the 'Arab Spring'"


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D GOLDMAN TALKD GOLDMAN TALK

Date: Saturday, November 5

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Description: David Goldman will discuss the situation in the Middle East. His talk will highlight, among other things, how and why civilizations play a role in their own political and economic destruction. David Goldman is President of Macrostrategy LLC and has been a columnist for both the Asia Times and Forbes. He has done extensive work analyzing Barack Obama during his run for President and has given detailed accounts of the political and economic climate in Egypt. Goldman has also taught Music Theory at Mannes College.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

 Brochure for the American Founding Colloquium Weekend Fall 2011 (Click on this link)