Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government


Ashbrook Colloquium

The Ashbrook Center cordially invites the public to participate in the Ashbrook Colloquium, the purpose of which is to dedicate particular Friday afternoons to informal discussions of an academic nature. We schedule an impressive list of academic scholars to lead these discussions by introducing recently published projects on which they have been working and opening the program up to questions and comments.

Our intention is to provide a forum for the discussion of a wide series of topics. We have three such meetings each semester, always on Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center on the eighth floor of the University library. Although we expect each discussion to formally last about an hour and a half, attendees may come and go as they wish. We introduce the guest, let him take no more than twenty minutes to characterize the subject, and then open the topic to discussion.

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Past Speakers

Ken Masugi

Reconstituting American Citizenship: A Response to September 11
November 8, 2002

David Brennan

A Victory for the Kids, the Cleveland Voucher Case
October 25, 2002

Robert V. Remini

Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars
September 6, 2002

Jean M. Yarbrough

American Virtues—Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People
April 12, 2002

Daniel J. Mahoney

From Under the Rubble: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the Postcommunist Present and Future
March 22, 2002

Andrew E. Busch

Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom
February 8, 2002

Keith Windschuttle

The Killing of History
November 26, 2001

Herbert Romerstein

The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors
November 16, 2001

David Forte

Studies In Islamic Law
October 19, 2001

John E. Moser

Twisting the Lion’s Tail—American Anglophobia between the World Wars
September 21, 2001

William B. Allen

The Federalist Papers
April 27, 2001

Harvey Mansfield , Delba Winthrop

Democracy in America
March 30, 2001

Christopher C. Harmon

Terrorism Today
February 23, 2001

Mackubin T. Owens

The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant
February 2, 2001

Allen C. Guelzo

Great Fixer or Great Emancipator?
The Unlikely Intellectual Biography of Abraham Lincoln

December 1, 2000

Ronald J. Pestritto

Founding the Criminal Law: Punishment and Political Thought in the Origins of America
November 3, 2000

Lucas Morel

Lincoln’s Sacred Effort: Defining Religion’s Role in American Self-Government
October 13, 2000

Karl Walling

Why America Won the Cold War: Alexander Hamilton and American Freedom
April 7, 2000

Michael Uhlmann

Reflections on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
March 24, 2000

Kimberly Shankman

Compromise and Republican Statecraft: The Political Thought of Henry Clay
March 17, 2000
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