Europe, the United States, and the Future of Western Civilization
April 11-13, 2008
Arlington, Virginia


7:00 - 9:00 Dinner - Europe: Old and New
George H. Nash, Historian and Author, Chairman, Nash text
Linda Bridges, Tribute to Bill Buckley and Vic Milione, Linda Bridges 2008 Text
Invocation: Gleaves Whitney, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Keynote Speaker: Mart Laar, Former Prime Minister of Estonia, Europe: Old and New
10:00 - 11:30 Europe, Religion, and Christian Culture
William Anthony Hay, Mississippi State University, Chairman
Samuel Gregg, The Acton Institute
Michael Burleigh, Hoover Institution, Burleigh Text
Bart Jan Spruyt, Edmund Burke Foundation
12:00 - 1:30 Russia and the Future of Europe
Peter W. Schramm, Executive Director, The Ashbrook Center, Chairman
Richard Pipes, Harvard University
2:00 - 3:30 Political and Economic Prospects for Europe
John Blundell, Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, Chairman
Enrico Colombatto, University of Torino
Dennis L. Bark, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Daniel Mahoney, Assumption College
4:00 - 5:30 The Future of Conservatism and Classical Liberalism in Europe
Mark Henrie, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Chairman
Alberto Mingardi, Bruno Leoni Institute, Italy
Roman Joch, Civic Institute, Czech Republic
Alexandre Pesey, Institut de Formation Politique, France
Michiel Visser, Trustee of the Edmund Burke Stichting, Netherland
9:00 - 11:00 Roundtable Discussion – The Role of the U.S. In Defending Western Civilization
Steven F. Hayward, American Enterprise Institute, Chairman
Robert L. Schuettinger, President, Oxford Study Abroad Program
Robert R. Reilly, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council
Angelo Codevilla, Boston University