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The Story: A Reporter's Journey

Tuesday, 12 April 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Judith Miller (Manhattan Institute)

Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a City Journal contributing editor, a best-selling author, and a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times. In 2002, Miller was part of a small team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for her January 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. That same year, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book Germs. She is the author of five books, including her memoir, The Story: A Reporter's Journey (2015).

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Attention as a Cultural Problem

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Matthew B. Crawford (University of Virginia)

Matthew Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He earned his BA in physics from UC-Santa Barbara and his PhD in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has published articles on ancient Greek philosophy, neuroscience and the philosophy of science and has written regularly for The New Atlantis. His books include Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (Penguin, 2009) and The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).

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Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics

Tuesday, 16 February 2016
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel

Christina Hoff Sommers (American Enterprise Institute)

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former professor of philosophy at Clark University. She is the author of Right and Wrong: Basic Readings in Ethics (Harcourt, 1986), Who Stole Feminism? (Touchstone, 1995), The War Against Boys (Touchstone 2001), One Nation Under Therapy (St. Martin’s, 2005), The Science on Women and Science (AEI Press, 2005) and Freedom Feminism (AEI Press, 2013). Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, National Review, The Economist and the New Republic. This event is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Ohio University College Republicans.

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On Being a Conservative Today

Monday, 19 October 2015
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Roger Scruton (University of St Andrews)

Roger Scruton, FBA, FSL, is a professor of philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and a fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, he was a professor of aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and he also held positions at Cambridge and Oxford. In 2010, he gave the Gifford Lectures in St. Andrews, while in 2011 he gave the Stanton Lectures in the Divinity School at the University of Cambridge. The author of more than thirty books, he has published recently The Soul of the World (Princeton, 2014), The Face of God (Continuum, 2012), The Uses of Pessimism (Oxford, 2009) and Beauty (Oxford, 2010).

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The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom (Constitution Day Lecture)

Thursday, 17 September 2015
7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

Steven D. Smith (University of San Diego School of Law)

Steven D. Smith is Warren Distinguished Professor Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he also is the co-executive director of USD's Institute for Law and Religion and Institute for Law and Philosophy. He earned his J.D. from Yale University after doing his undergraduate work at Brigham Young. Before moving to USD in 2002, he was was the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and was the Byron R. White Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law. Smith’s books include The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse (Harvard , 2010); Law's Quandary (Harvard, 2004); and Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom (Oxford, 1995). His latest book is The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom (Harvard University Press, 2014).

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