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

Walter A. McDougall

Promised Land or Crusader State? The Third American Century
October 6, 1997

Larry Arnn

Restoring Constitutional Government
April 14, 1997

David Zanotti

Who Will Win in 2000?
March 25, 1997

Edward J. Feulner, Jr.

Making It Happen: Institutions That Have Made the Conservative Revolution
February 25, 1997

David Broder

Politics for the New Century
December 16, 1996

Peter W. Schramm

The GOP’s Missed Opportunity
October 17, 1996

John O’Sullivan

Will the U.S. Survive Until 2084?
September 4, 1996

Marvin Olasky

Renewing American Compassion
April 30, 1996

Gertrude Himmelfarb

The Re-Moralization of Society
March 21, 1996

David Blankenhorn

The Possibility of Civil Society
March 7, 1996

J. Kenneth Blackwell

Government Reform: Shrinking Government, Controlling Taxes, Reducing Spending and Devolution
November 15, 1995

Nancy Hollister

Decision Time: How Ohio Can Succeed Under Real Federalism
October 30, 1995

Bob Taft

The Challenge Ahead—Shaping Government for the 21st Century
September 13, 1995

John Engler

The Michigan Miracle
May 2, 1995

Tony Snow

Federalism: A View from the States
April 12, 1995

Dan Quayle

Standing Firm
February 13, 1995

Linda Chavez

A Divided Nation: What Does America’s Future Hold?
November 9, 1994

Bill Zeliff

Reforming Congress from A to Z
October 17, 1994

Newt Gingrich

Renewing American Civilization
April 18, 1994

Mona Charen

Bill Clinton and Contemporary Culture: Critic or Mirror Image?
March 22, 1994
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