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

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

Gary Rosen

American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding
February 25, 2000

Charles R. Kesler

The Federalist Papers
December 3, 1999

Bradley C.S. Watson

Civil Rights and Democracy
October 22, 1999

Herman Belz

The Constitution and Lincoln
September 24, 1999

David Lowenthal

No Liberty for License: The Forgotten Logic of the First Amendment
April 23, 1999

G. William Benz

Post-Cold War Russia
March 26, 1999

Jerry Pournelle

The Mote in God’s Eye
March 19, 1999

C. Bradley Thompson

John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty
March 4, 1999

John Alvis

Woodrow Wilson
November 6, 1998

Kirk Emmert

Winston S. Churchill on Empire
October 23, 1998

Robert Sobel

Coolidge: American Enigma
September 11, 1998

John G. West, Jr.

The Politics of Revelation and Reason: Religion and Civic Life in the New Nation
March 20, 1998

Lucas Morel

Lord Charnwood’s Biography of Abraham Lincoln
March 6, 1998
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