Colloquium on the American Founding Events

The Fall Colloquium will be held at Amherst College on Sept. 27 & 28, 2013. 

Colloquium on the American Founding Events

“Marriage: More than a Contract? A Conversation”

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Ryan Anderson

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM

Description: Ryan Anderson will give a talk entitled “Marriage: More than a Contract? A Conversation”.  Ryan Anderson is a William Simon Fellow on Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He is an editor for Public Discourse and contributing author for The Weekly Standard, National Review the, and other publications. This talk will be on Friday, September 27, at 4:00 PM, in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather. This talk is open to the public and sponsored by American Founding.

Location: Pruyne

Fayerweather Hall

“Promoting Democracy in the Middle East –Real and Spurious”

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Andrew McCarthy

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

Time: 8:00 PM

Description:  Andrew McCarthy will give a talk entitled “Promoting Democracy in the Middle East—Real and Spurious”. This talk will center on the crisis in Syria, set in that larger issue of Jihadism and the currents at work in the Arab world. The talk will be on Friday, September 27, at 8:00 PM, in Lewis Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall. Andrew McCarthy is a Senior Fellow for the National review Institute and for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is the former Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. McCarthy is a contributing editor for the National Review, New Criterion, and Commentary. He has authored several books including Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (2008), The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (2010), and more recently Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (2013). This talk is open to the public and sponsored by American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring Commons

Valentine Hall

“What ‘Intelligence’ is Driving Our Wars?”

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Angelo Codevilla

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 9:30 AM

Description: Angelo Codevilla will give a talk entitled “What ‘Intelligence’ is Driving Our Wars?”.  He will discuss his perspective on our current military situation in the Middle East, along with his assessment of the state of our “Intelligence” and how it is being used.  This talk will be on Saturday, September 28, at 9:30 AM, in Lewis Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall.  Angelo Codevilla is a Professor Emerita of International Relations at Boston University. He was a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate during the Reagan administration.  Codevilla has authored several books and numerous articles which range from French and Italian politics to the thoughts of Machiavelli and Montesquieu to arms control, war, the technology of ballistic missile defenses, and a broad range of international topics. Articles by Codevilla have appeared in Commentary, Foreign Affairs, National Review, New Republic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. This talk is open to the public and sponsored by American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring Commons

Valentine Hall

“Five Years after the Financial Crisis: Threats to Taxpayers in the Era of Much Bigger Government” 

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James Freeman

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM

Description: James Freeman will give a talk entitled “Five Years after the Financial Crisis: Threats to Taxpayers in the Era of Much Bigger Government”. Freeman will take a look back at the crisis and discuss what lessons may be extracted. He will also discuss the size of our current government since the crisis and what that means to us taxpayers. This talk will be on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00 AM, in Lewis Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall.  James Freeman is currently an Assistant Editor for the Wall Street Journal. He previously served as an investor advocate at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he encouraged the transformation of financial reporting technology to benefit individual investors. This talk is open to the public and sponsored by American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring Commons
Valentine Hall

"Making the Argument on Marriage"

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Ryan Anderson

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM

Description: Ryan Anderson will give a talk entitled “Making the Argument on Marriage”.  Ryan Anderson will give his account of where the issue of marriage stands right now in the law and in the whirl of politics, on Capitol Hill and in the rest of the country. Ryan Anderson is a William Simon Fellow on Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He is an editor for Public Discourse and contributing author for The Weekly Standard, National Review the, and other publications. This talk will be on Saturday, September 28, at 2:00 PM, in Lewis Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall. This talk is open to the public and sponsored by American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring Commons

Valentine Hall

American Founding Brochure-Sept. 2013

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