Decentralism and Regionalism in American Politics and Letters
October 19-20, 2007
Louisville, Kentucky


Friday Night
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner
George H. Nash, Historian and Author, Master of Ceremonies
Bill Campbell, Dedication of Meeting to Tim Wheeler
Gary L. Gregg II, The McConnell Center, University of Louisville, Chairman
Keynote Address: Gordon Lloyd, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Why Keep the Antifederalists Alive?
Gordon Lloyd Q & A
9:15 - 10:35 Sex and the Family
Anne Husted Burleigh, Marriage in the Membership
Allan C. Carlson, Not Safe, Nor Private, Nor Free Will. Wendell Berry on Sexual Love and Procreation
10:45 - 12:00 Poetry and Religion
Luke Schlueter, Earth and Flesh Sing Together: The Place of Berry’s Poetry in His Vision of the Human
D.G. Hart, Wendell Berry’s Unlikely Case for Conservative Christianity
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch with Wendell Berry
2:00 - 3:15 Distributism and Localism
William Fahey, The Restoration of Propriety: Wendell Berry and the British Distributists Compared
Bill Kaufman, Wendell Berry on War and Peace: Or, Port William Versus the Empire
3:30 - 4:15 Rod Dreher, Wendell Berry’s Politics and Prospects for Reform
5:00 - 6:30 Cocktail Reception – Sponsored by The McConnell Center, University of Louisville
Judge Danny J. Boggs, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Welcoming Host