Independence Hall
Will Western Civilization Survive the 21st Century?
April 23-25, 1999
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

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Friday, April 23

Chairman: John Willson, Hillsdale College

Keynote Address: Alan Charles Kors, University of Pennsylvania, Did Western Civilization Survive the 20th Century?

Saturday, April 24

10:00 - 11:30 The Conservative Movement & History: Why Worry About the 21st Century?

Chairman, George Nash, Author

Ellis Sandoz, The Eric Voegelin Institute, Eric Voegelin

Gleaves Whitney, Michigan State University, Christopher Dawson

Grace Goodell, Johns Hopkins University, Robert Nisbet

12:00 - 1:30    Luncheon

Chairman, Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., The Heritage Foundation

Walter McDougall, University of Pennsylvania, The Crusader State in the 21st Century

2:00 - 3:30 Will the Clashes Occur?

Chairman, David Zimov, Vice Consul, American Embassy, Colombia

Antony Sullivan, Univ. of Michigan, The West, Mediterranean Islam & the Search for a New Beginning

Larry Arnn, The Claremont Institute, China is Very Old, and Communism is Very New

4:00 - 5:30 American and European Responses to the Conflicts of the 21st Century

Chairman, Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation

Angelo Codevilla, Boston University, The Character of the American Nation in the 21st Century

Herman Belz, University of Maryland, Will the Constitution Survive the 21st Century?

Christian Watrin, University of Cologne, The European Response in the 21st Century

Sunday Breakfast, April 25

8:30 - 11:00 The Conservative Mission in the 21st Century: Thoughts from the Next Generation

Chairman, Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama

John S. Barry, America's Future Foundation

Lenore T. Ealy, PCG Foundation

Mark Henrie, Modern Age