Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Ashbrook Colloquia

Ashbrook Colloquia

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

Peter Myers

Frederick Douglass's American Identity Politics
January 18, 2021

Lucas Morel

Malcolm X: From Apolitical Acolyte to Political Prophet
February 7, 2020

Susan Collins

War and the Good Life: The Spartan Regime
September 13, 2019

Robert Bartlett

Aristotle on the Art of Rhetoric: An Introduction
November 1, 2019

Gregory Collins

"Ethics, Markets, and the Limits of the Intellect: What Edmund Burke Can Teach Modern Economists (and You)"
October 4, 2019

Timothy W. Burns

Othello: One Who Loved Not Wisely but Too Well
March 29, 2019

Connor Ewing

The Political Architecture of the Compound Republic
March 1, 2019

James Jay Carafano

"Defense and Technology:  What the Future of Cyber Warfare Holds for Us"
January 25, 2019

Gordon Lloyd

The Great Difficulty of Framing: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention
November 30, 2018

Harvey C. Mansfield

The Value of Free Speech
September 27, 2018

Steven Horwitz

Capitalism and the Family
October 5, 2018

Peter C. Myers

Civil Rights and the Longing for Total Revolution
February 9, 2018

Dan Monroe

Hemingway and the American Century
April 6, 2018

Eva T. Brann

On Compromise
October 27, 2017

David Davenport

Rugged Individualism: Dead or Alive?
December 1, 2017

Ken Masugi

Is President Trump the Coarse Correction America Needs?
November 17, 2017

Kevin D. Williamson

Political Economy
April 7, 2017

Rev. Robert Sirico

Political Economy and the Free & Virtuous Society
February 10, 2017

Rebeccah Heinrichs

What is America's Role in the World?
January 27, 2017

James W. Ceaser

The 2016 Election: The Best Outcome to the Worst Choice?
November 18, 2016
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