Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Major Issues Lecture Series

Major Issues Lecture Series

For more than 35 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

Lynne Cheney

The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation
January 27, 2021

James Ceaser

The Elections of 2020: A Conversation with Jim Ceaser
October 28, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

The Rule of Law in a Political World
November 18, 2020

A Republic, If We Can Keep It: A Constitution Day Conversation with Jim Jordan

September 17, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine

January 28, 2020

Lt. Governor Jon Husted

October 22, 2019

Chris Stirewalt

Our Populist Moment
November 14, 2019

Robert J. Samuelson

Spoils Society
March 12, 2019

Thomas E. Workman

Financial Stability Oversight Council: What it is and how it Works
February 19, 2019

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton

51 Imperfect Solutions
October 16, 2018

Tom Fitton

Uncovering the Deep State
November 13, 2018

Cancelled-Constitution Day MILS Luncheon

Why All Judges Must Matter to You!
September 17, 2018

Dr. Michael Poliakoff

April 24, 2018

Senator Larry Obhof

March 20, 2018

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
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