Pursuit of Truth: Inside and Outside the Academy
October 23-24, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana


7:00 - 9:00 Dinner - The Pursuit of Wisdom and the Enrichment of Human Life
Chairman: Roger Ream, The Fund for American Studies
Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana, Welcoming Remarks
Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., The Heritage Foundation, Special Tribute to Ben Rogge and Pierre Goodrich
Keynote Address, Richard Gunderman, Prof. of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy at Indiana University
9:00 - 11:00 Friday Night Reception
Our Friends Pursuing the Truth Outside the Academy PDF
Remarks by Bill Campbell, Secretary of The Philadelphia Society PDF
Bestowal of Honorary Degree to Morton Blackwell, President of the Leadership Institute by Richard Bishirjian, President of Yorktown University PDF
8:30 – 10:00 The Liberal Arts, Civic Virtue, and Character Formation
Chairman: Bradley C.S. Watson, Saint Vincent College
Richard Gamble, Hillsdale College PDF
Hans Zeiger, Senior Fellow, American Civil Rights Union PDF
Russell Nieli, Princeton University
10:15 – 11:45 Assaults on Truth Seeking
Chairman: Stephen H. Balch, National Association of Scholars, Director of Special Projects
Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
Jane Shaw Stroup, The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy PDF
Thor Halvorssen, President, The Human Rights Foundatio
12:00 – 1:30 Luncheon: Wealth, Unreality, and Our Virtual World
2:00 – 3:30 The Economics of Education
Chairman: Joseph Bast, The Heartland Institute
Richard Vedder, Ohio University PDF
Dwight Lee, Southern Methodist University PDF
George Leef, The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy PDF
4:00 – 5:30 The Pursuit of Wisdom in the Age of the Internet
Chairman: Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund PDF
Richard J. Bishirjian, Yorktown University PDF
E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado, Boulder
James Bowman, Resident Scholar, The Ethics and Public Policy Center
6:00 – 9:00 Saturday Reception and Dinner – Hosted by The Liberty FundThe Pursuit of Truth and the Education of the Gifted
Master of Ceremonies: Chris L. Talley, President & CEO, The Liberty Fund
Chairman: T. Alan Russell, The Liberty Fund, Welcome to The Liberty Fund
Introducer of Charles Murray: Emilio J. Pacheco, Executive Vice President, The Liberty Fund
Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute, On Holding Feet To the Fire: The Pursuit of Truth and the Education of the Gifted