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Monday-Tuesday, May 20-21, 2013
Milestones in the History of the Free Society—and Prospects for Perpetuation
A Public Conference
Keynote Address by Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Association for the Study of Free Institutions, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lewis Library 120

May 20, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government, Harvard University


The Welfare State at 80: Perils and Prospects
Panelists: John DiIulio, University of Pennsylvania; Lawrence Mead, New York University; and James Piereson, The Manhattan Institute
Chair: Matthew J. Franck, The Witherspoon Institute


Manners, Morals, Marriage, and the Free Society (on the Bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice)

Panelists: Mark W. Bauerlein, Emory University; Mark T. Mitchell, Patrick Henry College; Nathan S. Schlueter, Hillsdale College; and Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University
Chair: Sarah-Vaughan Brakman, Villanova University



May 21, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Cultural Revolution and the Eclipse of Authority (on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy)
Panelists: Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute; Alan Cecil Petigny, University of Florida; and James Piereson, The Manhattan Institute
hair: Carson Holloway, University of Nebraska, Omaha


The Supreme Court and Social Progress: Roe v. Wade at 40
Panelists: Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame Law School; James R. Stoner, Louisiana State University; and Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University
Chair: V. Phillip Munoz, University of Notre Dame


Is the American Constitution Worth Preserving? A Roundtable Discussion on the Constitution at 225
Panelists: Hadley Arkes, Amherst College; James W. Ceaser, University of Virginia; Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas; Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University; and Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law Center
Chair: Robert P. George, Princeton University


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