The Contested Roots of American Liberty
October 13-14 2006
Pittsburgh

Overview


Program

Friday
7:00 – 9:00 Dinner
George H. Nash, Historian and Author, Chairman
Introductory remarks and Invocation, Charles Hull Wolfe, President, Plymouth Rock Foundation
Bill Campbell, Secretary, Video Presentation, Portrait of Liberty
The Rt. Hon. William Hague, MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
Saturday
8:30 – 10:00 Christianity, Liberalism, and the Coming of the American Revolution
Paul Kengor, Chairman, Grove City College
Thomas Kidd, Baylor University, The Great Awakening
Patrick Mullins, Saginaw Valley State University, Jonathan Mayhew, Speech Text
Jeffry Morrison, Regent University, John Witherspoon, 15 minutes
10:15 – 11:45 American Independence: the View from Britain
Linda Raeder, Palm Beach Atlantic College, Chairman
Peter Stanlis, Rockford College, Edmund Burke
Ronald Hamowy, University of Alberta, The View from Scotlan
12:00 – 1:30 The Written Constitution as Fundamental Law
Gary L. Gregg, McConnell Center for Political Leadership, Chairman
C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalis
2:30-4:30 Roundtable Discussion: The American Revolution: Fulfillment of or Departure from the British Legacy?
William Anthony Hay, Mississippi State University, Chairman
John Willson, Hillsdale College, Speech Text
J.C.D. Clark, University of Kansas, Speech Text
Ellis Sandoz, Eric Voegelin Institute, Speech Text
Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dam
Saturday Evening Special Dinner Session - Duquesne Club
Master of Ceremonies: M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute
Recognition of Distinguished Members: Peter Stanlis and Stephen Tonsor
Ian Crowe, Director, Edmund Burke Society of America, Speech Text on Peter Stanlis
Gregory Schneider, Emporia State University, Speech Text on Stephen Tonsor
Stephen Tonsor's Remarks Speech Text
Dinner: M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute, The Theme is Still Freedom