In God We Trust? Covenant, Character & Virtue in the American Republic
November 10-12, 2000
Grand Rapids, MIchigan


Friday, November 10
4:00 - 6:00 Registration
5:30 - 6:00 Scholarship Orientation
6:00 - 7:00 Reception
6:30 - 7:00 Patriotic Music performed by the Hillsdale College Chamber Choir, James Holleman, Conductor
Hillsdale College Chamber Choir
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner / Invocation
Larry Arnn, President, Hillsdale College, Liberal Education & the Constitution
Saturday, November 11
8:30 - 10:00 Perspectives of Statesmen
Ellis Sandoz, Eric Voegelin Institute, LSU, Chairman
Matthew Spalding, Heritage Foundation, George Washington
Jean M. Yarbrough, Bowdoin College, Thomas Jefferson
Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma, Theodore Roosevelt
10:15 - 11:45 Religion, Constitution and Character
Robert Sirico, The Acton Institute, Chairman
David W. Hall, Kuyper Institute, On the Founders Speech text
Graham Walker, The Catholic University of America, How the Constitution Establishes Religion
Richard E. Morgan, Bowdoin College, On the Courts
12:00 - 1:30 The Good Citizen
John Willson, Hillsdale College, Chairman
William B. Allen, Michigan State University, The Good Citizen Speech text
2:00 - 3:30 The Virtues of Economy and Charity
Lawrence Reed, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Chairman
Barbara J. Elliott, Center for Renewal
Burton Folsom, Center for the American Idea
Barbara J. Elliott, Center for Renewal
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:30 Did Character Count in the 2000 Election?
David Keene, ACU, Chairman
John A. Howard, The Howard Center Speech text
James Y. Stern, editor, The Crimson, Harvard University Speech text
David Keene, ACU
Sunday, November 12
8:30 - 2:30 Luncheon at the Russell Kirk Center, Mecosta, Michigan
Annette Kirk, The Russell Kirk Center, Chairman
Ian Crowe, The Russell Kirk Center, editor of The Enduring Edmund Burke
Gleaves Whitney, Engler Administration, The Russell Kirk Center
Edward Ericson, Calvin College Speech text
Vladimir Zolotyke, Udmurt State University, Russia