"Fifty Years after Russell Kirk's Academic Freedom:
The Future of the Liberal Arts in America"
February 25-26, 2005
The Russell Amos Kirk American Studies Program, Hillsdale College
"I have suggested already that the principal support to academic freedom, in the classical world, the medieval world, and the American educational tradition, has been the conviction, among scholars and teachers, that they are Bearers of the Word-dedicated men, whose first obligation is to Truth, and that a Truth derived from apprehension of an order more than natural or material. Such conviction is not yet extinct among us" (Russell Kirk, Academic Freedom, pp. 29-30).
M.C.: Winston Elliott, President, Center for the American Idea
Friday Keynote, 7:30-8:30P.M.
Gleaves Whitney, Director, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
"Russell Kirk and Academic Freedom"
Saturday Panel 1, 9:00-11:00A.M.
Tracy Lee Simmons, Director, Dow Journalism Program, Hillsdale College
"Classical Education and the Liberal Arts"
Cicero Bruce, Assistant Professor of English, McMurray University
"The Liberal Arts and the Moral Imagination"
Mrs. Annette Kirk, President, Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal
Saturday Panel 2, 1:00-3:00P.M.
Mark Kalthoff, Associate Professor of History, Hillsdale College
"Christianity and the Liberal Arts"
Bruce Frohnen, Associate Professor, Ave Maria School of Law
"The Liberal Arts and the Natural Law"
Final Commentaries and Final Q&A, 3:30-5:00P.M.
Larry Arnn, President, Hillsdale College
David Whalen, Associate Provost, Hillsdale College
The Russell Amos Kirk American Studies Program, Hillsdale College; The Center for the American Idea; and The Intercollegiate Studies Institute
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Bradley Birzer, Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies, Hillsdale College (e-mail address provided below)
All talks are open and free to the public; all will be held in Phillips Auditorium.
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