History and Meaning of American Political Parties
Sept 30-Oct 1, 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Friday, September 30
5:30 - 6:00 Fellowship Orientation
6:00 - 7:00 Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner
Dinner Chair: Larry P. Arnn, President, The Philadelphia Society
Keynote Address: John O’Sullivan, Editor-at-Large, National Review
Saturday, October 1
8:30 - 10:00 Federalists and Democratic Republicans: The Founders on Faction and the Emergence of Parties
Chair: Richard Brake, The Institute for Family Studies
William Anthony Hay, Mississippi State University
David J. Bobb, Bill of Rights Institute
Charles R. Kesler, Claremont McKenna College
10:30 - 12:00 Whigs, Democrats, and Republicans from 1850-1861: Compromise, Disunion, or War?
Chair: Richard Reinsch, Liberty Fund
James Stoner, Louisiana State University
Herman Belz, University of Maryland
Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon
Luncheon Chair: George H. Nash, The Russell Kirk Center
Luncheon Address: Daniel Walker Howe, Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University and Professor of History Emeritus at the UCLA
2:00 - 3:30 Democrats and Republicans From Wilson to Reagan: Rise of the Administrative State
Chair: Donald Weatherman, Lyon College
Ronald J. Pestritto, Hillsdale College
Gerard Alexander, University of Virginia
C. A. Baylor, Holy Cross
4:00 - 5:30 Democrats and Republicans Today: Chances of Realignment Looking Forward
Chair: Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation
Gleaves Whitney, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
Ed Erler, California State University, San Bernardino