Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government


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

William Voegeli

Compassion and Its Complications
October 23, 2015

Mary P. Nichols

Leaders and Leadership in Thucydides’ History
November 13, 2015

David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

Pomp and Circumstance in the Washington Presidency: The Protocols of Office
September 25, 2015

Don Devine

Ronald Reagan's Constitutional Solution
April 17, 2015

Steve Cambone

Anticipating History: How Well Can China Control Its Destiny
March 20, 2015

Martha Bayles

Bad Selfie: The Impact of Popular Culture on America's Image Abroad
October 24, 2014

David Tucker

"Espionage and Civil Liberties in the Information Age"
October 10, 2014

Senator George Voinovich

"The Future of American Cities"
April 7, 2014

Lucas Morel

"Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages"
April 24, 2015

Paul Cantor

The Economics of Apocalypse: Flying Saucers, Alien Invasions, and the Walking Dead
April 11, 2014

Gordon Lloyd

The New Deal and Modern Conservatism
March 28, 2014

Chris Harmon

State Sponsorship of Terrorism
November 8, 2013

Allen Guelzo

Was the Civil War a Second American Revolution?
October 8, 2013

Ted Malloch

America's Spiritual Capital
April 26, 2013

J.D. Crouch

Nothing Happens For No Good Reason: The Scholarship and Teaching of Harold W. Rood
April 12, 2013

Steven Hayward

Can Presidents Be Politically Incorrect? Let Me Count the Ways. . .
October 30, 2012

Peter Schramm, Michael Schwarz, Chris Burkett, and Jeff Sikkenga

What Will Happen in the Elections of 2012?
October 12, 2012

Terrence Moore

Re-Schooling America: What Schools Ought to Be, and What Americans Must Do to Get Them
April 20, 2012

David Tucker

What Kind of Country Shall We Have: Fear and Freedom in the Twenty-First Century
March 23, 2012

Reed Browning

The War of Austrian Succession: Why is it Important?
February 24, 2012
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