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Culture and Policy Conference - 2013
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: “Western Civilization and the Academy” is the topic of the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11-13 Culture and Policy Conference to be presented by the Center for Political and Economic Thought in cooperation with the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College.

The conference will feature nine distinguished speakers including Stephen Balch, Bruce Cole, Patrick Deneen, Anthony Esolen, Toby Huff, Rob Koons, Daniel Mahoney, Anthony O’Hear and Norma Thompson.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. April 11 with Cole of the Ethics and Public Policy Center speaking on the topic, Can the Humanities Be Saved?

April 12 speakers include Balch of the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization at Texas Tech University, “Abounding Anomalies: On the Fragility of the Western Achievement,” at 8:30 a.m.; Mahoney of Assumption College, “One Civilization Among Many? Academic Reflections on the West and the Rest,” at 9:30 a.m.; Esolen of Providence College, “Life Under Compulsion, or Rejecting the Glorious Liberty of the Children of God,” at 10:30 a.m.; O’Hear of the University of Buckingham, “The Idea of a University?” at 12:30 p.m.; and Huff of Harvard University, “The Rise of the Universities and the Revolution of the Middle Ages,” at 1:30 p.m.

April 13 speakers are Koons of the University of Texas at Austin, “Moral Formation and the Study of Western Civilization: Can Virtue Be Taught?” at 1 p.m.; Thompson of Yale College, “Dramatizing Morality in Undergraduate Education,” at 2 p.m.; and Deneen of the University of Notre Dame, “The Connection Between Liberal and Civic Education,” at 3 p.m.

All lectures will be held at the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Location: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe

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