Independence Hall
The Role of the U.S. in the World Today
March 31 - April 2, 2006
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

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7:00 - 9:00 Dinner

Victoria Hughes, The Bill of Rights Institute, Chairman   

General Introduction, Dedication of Meeting to the memory of Margo Carlisle, and Introduction of Andrew Bacevich

Keynote Address:

Andrew Bacevich, Boston University   


10:00 - 11:30 Republic, Democracy, and Empire

William Anthony Hay, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Chairman   

James Kurth, Swarthmore College   

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12:00 - 1:30 Karl Ziebarth, President of Ziebarth and Associates, Inc., Chairman   

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Luncheon Speaker, Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations   

2:00 - 3:30 Just War, Jihad, and Terrorism: The American Response

David Forte, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Chairman   

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Barry Cooper, University of Calgary   

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Daryl Charles, Union University   

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4:00 - 5:30 The Battle for Hearts and Minds

John Blundell, Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, Chairman   

Marty Zupan, President, Institute for Humane Studies      

Robert R. Reilly, Chairman of The Committee for Western Civilization   

Josiah Bunting III, President, H.F. Guggenheim Foundation   

Saturday Night Optional Dinner Sponsored by ISI and The Philadelphia Society

6:00 - 9:00 Bookbinder's Restaurant

Speaker: John Lukacs, Author and Scholar

Special celebration for the publication of American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia by ISI.

Sunday Breakfast Session

8:00 - 11:30 Past Presidents of The Philadelphia Society Reflecting on the overall topic

Victoria Hughes, Chairman 2005-2006

Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. (10 minutes) 1982-83   

William C. Dennis (10 minutes) 1987-88   

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Leonard P. Liggio (4 minutes) Speech text 1992-93. 1994-1995   

T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr. (14 minutes) 1993-94   

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John Willson (11 minutes) 1998-2000   

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Ellis Sandoz (16 minutes) 2000-2001   

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Claes Ryn (14 minutes) 2001-2002   

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Edwin Meese III (9 minutes) 2002-2003   

Lee Edwards (13 minutes) 2003-2004   

Midge Decter, (11 minutes) 2004-2005   

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Response of the Presidents and the Q&A (42 minutes)