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

Dr. Carlos Campo

The 'Business' of Higher Education: The Impact of a Profit-First Mentality in the Halls of Learning
September 9, 2015

David McIntosh

Toward a Constitutional Congress
October 6, 2015

Keith Faber

Advancing the Principles of Opportunity and Responsibility in an Unprincipled World
April 9, 2015

Douglas Bradburn

The Power of Character: George Washington and the Art of Leadership
March 18, 2015

Justice Judith French

The Supreme Court of Ohio: What We Do and Why It's Important
April 22, 2014

Brian Wesbury

Navigating the Economic Echo Chamber
March 25, 2014

Glenn Reynolds

What Can’t Go On Forever, Won’t: Education and More in the 21st Century
September 4, 2013

Charles Murray

Coming Apart at the Seams: America’s New Cultural Divide
April 9, 2013

Michael Ramirez

Editorial Cartooning and the State of Journalism in a New World Order
April 18, 2013

Glenn Reynolds

What Can’t Go On Forever, Won’t: Education and More in the 21st Century
March 6, 2013

Arthur Herman

Victory was our Business: American Capitalism and World War Two's Arsenal of Democracy
October 25, 2012

Jim Petro

Complete College, Ohio!
September 14, 2012

Stephen Moore

Can Capitalism Make a Comeback?
April 4, 2012

Pat Tiberi

Reclaiming the American Dream
February 21, 2012

Ramesh Ponnuru

Beyond Obamanomics
November 9, 2011

Steven Hayward

Will a Free Economy Survive the 21st Century?
October 25, 2011

Josh Mandel

Standing Up to the Establishment with Principle and Ideas
April 19, 2011

William Batchelder

March 14, 2011

Matthew Spalding

Realigning American Politics: Do We Still Hold These Truths?
October 26, 2010

Jonah Goldberg

Liberalism and the Moral Equivalent of War
September 29, 2010
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