Past Professional Development

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TALK: Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' at 60Lee Cheek, PhD, will consider the continuing relevance of Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' 60 years after the book's publication.
TALK: Leading the Eleanor Roosevelt WayUsing vignettes and biographical details, author Robin Gerber will discuss how Eleanor Roosevelt's actions provide inspiration for today's leaders.
TALK: George C. Marshall: American Leader for All SeasonsLt. General (ret.) Josiah Bunting III will discuss the leadership lessons and lasting legacy of George C. Marshall, the first American to be elevated to five-st...
TALK: The Origin and Promise of Camelot: Rose KennedyBarbara Perry, PhD, a Kennedy family biographer and political scientist, will discuss her recent national best-seller, "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Po...
Ambassador Derek MitchellAmbassador Derek Mitchell visits the University of Louisville to give a lecture put on by the Center for Asian Democracy.
Literary StatesmanshipNatalie Fuehrer-Taylor, a government professor at Skidmore College, will discuss how writers can serve as statesmen in modern American democracy without holding...
What Literature Can Teach the Natural SciencesPatrick Deneen, a Georgetown University political scholar and founder of the Tocqueville Forum, will consider how Wendell Berry, Mark Twain and others can offer...
The Leadership of John AdamsAnne Burleigh gives a lecture on John Adams and his leadership style.
Pondering Potter(Feb. 18, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – John Granger lectures on the meaning and symbolism of Harry Potter.
At the End of the Modern AgeJohn Lukacs, PhD, argues that we are at the end of the modern age that began with the Renaissance and that this period calls for a reconsideration of objectivit...
Free Speech in the Internet Era(Sept. 24, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A four-person panel of prominent free speech scholars from the U.S. and Europe will consider the opportunities and challeng...
Ben Franklin: An American Legacy(Nov. 8, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rosalind Remer, former executive director of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, will share her insight into the life and tim...
Henry Clay: The Essential American (Sept. 14, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Authors David and Jeanne Heidler will discuss their recent and comprehensive biography of renowned Kentuckian Henry Clay at...
Gay Rights, Freedom of Association and School Policy(Sept. 16, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sam Marcossen will debate Bruce Frohnen about a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a Christian student law group that b...
Lies My Teacher Told Me (Oct. 21, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Author James W. Loewen will discuss his recent book in the Chao Auditorium.
A Retrospective on the 2010 Elections (Nov. 12, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Laurie Rhodebeck (U of L political science), Al Cross (director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issu...
May It Please the Court(Oct. 29, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Veteran U.S. Supreme Court expert Barbara Perry, PhD, will share her reflections on what makes an effective oral argument.
Separation of Powers before and after the 2010 Elections(Oct. 22, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. –
American Christians and Islam(April 8, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Author Thomas Kidd will discuss his recent book, "American Christians and Islam," in this free and public McConnell Center eve...
State v. Religion: The Place of Religion in Public Life(Jan. 12, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Doug Bandow (Cato Institute) and Rob Boston (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State) debate the role of relig...