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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

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

Steven Hayward

Ronald Reagan’s Lengthening Shadow
November 8, 2001

Eugene W. Hickok

Is There a Crisis in Education?
October 2, 2001

Stephen Moore

The State of the Economy
April 25, 2001

Kathleen Parker

The New American Family: What Was Wrong with the Old One?
March 26, 2001

Walter Berns

The Electoral College
February 20, 2001

Rich Lowry

The New American Man: Who is He? What Does He Portend?
December 5, 2000

Fred Barnes

The New Political Era in Washington
November 16, 2000

John Fund

Elections 2000 and Voter Fraud
October 19, 2000

Stephen Black

Disarming Iraq: Technical Success, Political Failure
April 12, 2000

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

The Future of Marriage
March 28, 2000

Jim Petro

Restoring Public Trust
February 16, 2000
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