Independence Hall
Challenges to Conservatism
April 27-29, 2007
Loews Hotel

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6:00-7:00 Reception

7:00-9:00 Keynote Dinner

Chairman, George H. Nash, President of The Philadelphia Society   

Invocation: Annette Y. Kirk, President, The Russell Kirk Center

Adrian Wooldridge, Author and Washington Bureau Chief of The Economist   


10:00 - 11:30 Science and the Future of Conservatism

Chairman, Robert Heineman, Alfred University   

Larry Arnhart, Northern Illinois University, Presentation

John G. West, Discovery Institute   

James Peterson, McMaster Divinity College Presentation   



12:00 - 1:30 The Role of Conservative Ideas in Practical Politics

Chairman, Steve Hayward, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Invocation: Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute

2:00 - 3:30 Religion and the Future of Conservatism

Chairman, William Murchison, Baylor University   

Darryl Hart, ISI, author of A Secular Faith Presentation   

Robert George, Princeton University   

Robert Royal, (27 minutes), Faith and Reason Institute, Presentation   


4:00 - 5:30 The Challenges of Globalisation

Chairman, Nicholas Capaldi, Loyola University   

Roger Kimball, The New Criterion, Presentation   

John Fonte, The Hudson Institute,Presentation   

Nicholas Capaldi, Loyola University   


Sunday Breakfast

8:30 - 11:00 Roundtable Discussion - The Challenges to the Younger Generation

Chairman, Lee Edwards, Introduction of Panelists, The Heritage Foundation   

Lee Edwards on Fusionism   

Christopher Coyne, Hampden-Sydney College   

Amanda Carpenter, Human Events   

Ryan Sager, Author   

Gerald Russello, The University Bookman