Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government


Major Issues Lecture Series

For more than 20 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

Bill Sammon

Misunderestimated: The Historic Presidency of George W. Bush
February 14, 2005

Bill Harris

The State of the State’s Economy
January 24, 2005

Peter Kirsanow

Racial Rebellion: The End of the Victim/Grievance Movement
November 18, 2004

Ramesh Ponnuru

The Stakes in the Election
October 20, 2004

Robert Alt

Democracy in Iraq: A First Hand Account of Regime Change
September 8, 2004

Bruce Cole

Restoring America’s Memory
March 17, 2004

Carnes Lord

American Leadership and Statecraft in the 21st Century
February 17, 2004

Michael G. Oxley

America on the Rebound: The Resilience of the U.S. Economy
January 27, 2004

Edwin Meese

Homeland Security and Civil Liberties
November 6, 2003

George Voinovich

Federal Work Force Reform: Improving the Delivery of Government Services to Citizens and Taxpayers
October 13, 2003

J. Kenneth Blackwell

Religious Liberty: The Most Precious of our Liberties
September 10, 2003

Victor Davis Hanson

March 28, 2003

Richard Vedder

The American Economy: Past, Present and Future
February 18, 2003

Robert Novak

A Washington Overview
January 23, 2003

Eloise Anderson

Social Policy and Dependency
November 12, 2002

Jonah Goldberg

Conservatism After 9/11
October 15, 2002

Peter W. Schramm

Fighting for Freedom’s Home
September 11, 2002

Alan Reynolds

Supply-Side Economics After 30 Years
March 19, 2002

Daniel Pipes

Arab-Israeli Diplomacy—What Went Wrong
February 11, 2002

Michael S. Joyce

The New Science of Public Administration: Faith Works
December 4, 2001
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