Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government


Major Issues Lecture Series

For more than 20 years, the Major Issues Lecture Series has played an important role in the Ashland community—being the most publicly recognized and widely attended program sponsored by the Ashbrook Center. Beyond its value to the general public, the Lecture Series serves as an important educational tool for the undergraduate students in the Ashbrook Scholar Program and for high school students throughout Ohio.

The program begins at noon with lunch which is typically followed by a 30-minute presentation from our speaker and 15 minutes of Q&A. Following the luncheon, the speaker meets with the Ashbrook Scholars in the Ashbrook Center for an informal and off-the-record conversation.

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Past Speakers

Mitch Daniels, Jr.

October 17, 2017

Chad Readler

Justice and the Constitution
September 15, 2017

Daniel Hannan

April 20, 2017

Jim Buchwald & Alex Wright

September 21, 2016

Cal Thomas

How We Got Here and Where We Are Going If Things Don't Change, What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America
October 20, 2016

Jason Riley

The State Against Blacks
April 19, 2016

Dr. Carlos Campo

The 'Business' of Higher Education: The Impact of a Profit-First Mentality in the Halls of Learning
September 9, 2015

David McIntosh

Toward a Constitutional Congress
October 6, 2015

Keith Faber

Advancing the Principles of Opportunity and Responsibility in an Unprincipled World
April 9, 2015

Douglas Bradburn

The Power of Character: George Washington and the Art of Leadership
March 18, 2015

Justice Judith French

The Supreme Court of Ohio: What We Do and Why It's Important
April 22, 2014

Brian Wesbury

Navigating the Economic Echo Chamber
March 25, 2014

Glenn Reynolds

What Can’t Go On Forever, Won’t: Education and More in the 21st Century
September 4, 2013

Charles Murray

Coming Apart at the Seams: America’s New Cultural Divide
April 9, 2013

Michael Ramirez

Editorial Cartooning and the State of Journalism in a New World Order
April 18, 2013

Glenn Reynolds

What Can’t Go On Forever, Won’t: Education and More in the 21st Century
March 6, 2013

Arthur Herman

Victory was our Business: American Capitalism and World War Two's Arsenal of Democracy
October 25, 2012

Jim Petro

Complete College, Ohio!
September 14, 2012

Stephen Moore

Can Capitalism Make a Comeback?
April 4, 2012

Pat Tiberi

Reclaiming the American Dream
February 21, 2012
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