Colloquium on the American Founding Events

 This spring the Colloquium will be held in Amherst on April 13 & 14, 2012.

Talks & Speakers for the Colloquium Weekend

“Outgrowing the Deficit and the Welfare State”


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W Voegeli TalkW Voegeli Talk

William Voegeli, Senior Editor of the Claremont Review of Books, and a visiting scholar at the Claremont McKenna College’s  Henry Salvatori Center

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012

Time: 8:00 PM

Description: William Voegeli is the author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State. He is a senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books, and a visiting scholar at the Claremont McKenna College’s Henry Salvatori Center. His writings have appeared in numerous journals. This talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

“What Was the Peace We Were Seeking in Iraq and Afghanistan?”


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A Codevilla TalkA Codevilla Talk

Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 9:30 AM

Description: Angelo Codevilla will be giving a commentary on the End of the American military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Codevilla is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University. He is the author of thirteen books and numerous articles about the nature of regimes, and about the nature of war and peace. The journals he has written for range from Foreign Affairs and The National Interest to The Claremont Review of Books. This talk is free and open to the to the public. It is sponsored by the American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

“The Upside-Down Constitution”   


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M Greve TalkM Greve Talk

Michael Greve, John G. Searle Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM

Description: Michael Greve will draw from his new book, The Upside-Down Constitution, and discuss the connection he makes to the questions before us now, vexing our politics. Greve is the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and head of the Institute’s Transatlantic Law Forum. Mr. Greve cofounded the Center for Individual Rights and was its director from 1989 – 2000. He has written extensively on many aspects of the American legal system. His publications include numerous law review articles and several books, the most recent being The Upside-Down Constitution.This talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"A View of the Political Landscape from Capitol Hill"


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N Silverman TalkN Silverman Talk

Noah Silverman '92, Director of Congressional Relations, Republican Jewish Coalition

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 12:15 p.m

Description: Noah Silverman '92 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. This talk is sponsored by the American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

"The 2012 Election: Is It The Republicans To Lose?"


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G Marlin TalkG Marlin Talk

George Marlin, Author, Columnist, Former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 2:00 PM

Description: George J. Marlin will give his views on the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Marlin is the former Executive Director and CEO of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is currently the chairman of the Philadelphia Trust Company. Marlin is also a contributor to the New York Post, a political columnist for the Long Island Business News and a contributing editor of TheCatholicThing.org. He is the author/editor of eleven books including Squandered Opportunities: New York’s Pataki Years, The American Catholic Voter: Two Hundred Years of Political Impact, and Fighting the Good Fight: A History of the New York Conservative Party. In 1993, Mr. Marlin was the Conservative Party nominee for mayor of the City of New York, and in 1994 he served on Governor-elect Pataki's transition team. Marlin’s latest book, Narcissist Nation: Reflections of a Blue-State Conservative, was published in 2011. This talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the American Founding.

Location: Lewis Sebring

Valentine Hall

 Brochure for the American Founding Colloquium Weekend Spring 2012 (Click on this link)