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

Alan Keyes

The United Nations and American Foreign Policy
March 9, 1989

James Cannon

The Bush Administration: Prospects and Perils
December 7, 1988

Richard Richards

The 1988 Election: A Republican Perspective
October 13, 1988

John C. White

The 1988 Election: A Democratic Perspective
September 21, 1988

David Westrate

Law Enforcement
April 13, 1988

Stephen Markman

State of the Judiciary
March 29, 1988

Rudolph Guiliani

Litigation from a Prosecutor’s Perspective
February 10, 1988

J. William Middendorf II

December 1, 1987

John Gavin

The Political Future of the Central American Nations
November 2, 1987

Elliot Abrams

The Reagan Doctrine in Central America and the Caribbean Basin
October 20, 1987

Alfonso Robelo Callejas

The Struggle in Nicaragua
October 5, 1987

Dinesh d’Souza

Who Are the Media?
April 2, 1987

Robert Novak

Media Responsibility in a Democracy
March 4, 1987

Ronald Zeigler

The Relationship Between Government and the Media
February 17, 1987

Arnaud de Borchgrave

Media Responsibility vs. National Security
December 16, 1986

Malcolm Wallop

The Role of Congress in Intelligence
November 11, 1986

William Casey

The Status of U.S. Intelligence in the U.S. Today
October 27, 1986

Ray S. Cline

A Historical Perspective on American Intelligence
September 16, 1986

William A. Rusher

April 4, 1986

Richard Shultz, Jr.

Terrorism: Active Aggression?
March 20, 1986
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