The Hoover-Roosevelt Conversation

(March 1-4, 2012) – A four-day conference in Louisville, Ky., co-sponsored by the McConnell Center and Liberty Fund, Inc.
When Mar 01, 2012 12:00 AM to
Mar 04, 2012 12:00 AM
Where Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3947
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The purpose of this conference is to examine the original arguments concerning the creation and development of the New Deal. To that end, we will use Gordon Lloyd's The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st Century as the primary text. This book contains original material from the New Deal era, including speeches and addresses by the main actors, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert H. Hoover. The aim of this conference is not to substantiate or disprove any of the prevailing theories regarding the New Deal, but to present participants with the original arguments, thus promoting a conversation between the present generation of teachers and the most prominent actors of the New Deal era.

This conference is a co-sponsored program of the McConnell Center and Liberty Fund, Inc.

Covered Expenses

  • Double room accommodations for the conference
  • All meals during the conference
  • All conference readings and other educational resources
  • All transportation and admission fees associated with group travel during the Institute
  • Substitute teachers (if required by your school district)

Institute Discussion Leader

  • Richard Gamble, PhD, the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Political Science and an Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College