The Ethics of Rhetoric in the Digital Age
September 24-25, 2010
Atlanta, Georgia


7:00 - 9:00 Dinner
Chairman, Peter W. Schramm, Executive Director, Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Keynote Speaker: James Ceaser, University of Virginia, Demagoguery in Democratic Politics
8:30 - 10:00 Rhetoric and Persuasion in Political Thought
Chairman, Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., Liberty Fund
Dutton Kearney, Aquinas College, The Rhetorical Roots of Political Impasse
Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Rhetoric and Dialectic in Richard Weaver’s Thought Speech text
James Stoner, Louisiana State University, Civility, Pluralism and Public Reason
10:15 - 11:45 Rhetoric in America
Chairman, Donald V. Weatherman, President, Lyon College
Lynn Uzzell, The Center for the Constitution, The Founders’ Firewall against Demagoguery
Michael Jordan, Hillsdale College, The Spaciousness of the Old Rhetoric
Thomas Landess, Author, The Virtues of the Old Rhetoric
Carnes Lord, U.S. Naval War College, War-war and Jaw-jaw: Words, Ideas and National Security
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon
Chairman, David P. Stuhr, Fordham University
George Gilder, The Discovery Institute, The Digital Age
2:00 - 3:30 Ordered Liberty in the Digital Age
Chairman, Kevin J. Mooney, Americans for Limited Government
David Keyes,, Strategic Challenges Using the Internet
Samuel Bostaph, University of Dallas, Economics and Peaceful Persuasion Speech text
Adam Keiper, The New Atlantis, Political Controversy: Press, Party, and Pajamas
4:00 - 5:30 Rhetoric and the Modern Presidency
Chairman, Ronald Robinson, President, Young America’s Foundation
David Nichols, Baylor University, A Conservative Defense of the Rhetorical Presidency
Steven Hayward, American Enterprise Institute, The Presidency from Reagan to Obama
Saturday Night Dinner Co-Sponsored by The Intercollegiate Studies Institut
6:30 - 7:00 Reception - In Honor of Distinguished Member, Edwin J. Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner - In Honor of the Richard Weaver Fellowship Recipients
Master of Ceremonies, T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., President, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Lee Edwards, Heritage Foundation, Induction of Edwin J. Feulner as a Distinguished Member
Ed Feulner Remarks Speech text
M. Stanton Evans, Education and Research Institute, Richard Weaver and the Brotherhood of the Book