The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Cordially invites you to

National Association of Scholars Conference

with special guest

Tom Wolfe, Ph.D.

- American Studies, Yale, 1957; Author, Back to Blood among many other books

American higher education has become a maze of the meaner things: illiberal ideologies, broken promises, and intellectual default. Our conference will summon a larger, liberating view of what higher education can do.


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Friday, March 01, 2013
2:00 pm

Harvard Club, 27 W 44th St New York, NY 10036

Price: See registration page for prices

The National Association of Scholars’ 25th Anniversary Celebration
March 1-2, 2013
Harvard Club, New York, NY
"A Mighty Maze: Charting the Future of American Higher Education in an Age of Illiberal Ideologies, Broken Budgets, Big Debts, and Declining Standards"

Friday, March 1
1:30-2:00 Registration

2:00-2:15 Welcome
Peter Wood, National Association of Scholars

2:15-3:45 Session 1: The Illiberal Arts: Politicization and Academic Decline
Robert Paquette, Alexander Hamilton Institute, Hamilton College (Moderator)
Richard Fonte, Member, National Association of Scholars
Charles Geshekter, California State University, Chico
Michael Toscano, National Association of Scholars
Ashley Thorne, National Association of Scholars

4:00-5:30 Session 2: The Battle Over Racial Preferences
Ward Connerly, American Civil Rights Institute (Moderator)
Althea Nagai, Center for Equal Opportunity
Russell Nieli, Princeton University
Gail Heriot, University of San Diego Law School

5:45-7:00 Reception

Saturday, March 2
8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 Session 3: The Higher Education Bubble: Ballooning Prices, Crippling Debt,
Declining Standards, New Competition, and the Future of the College Degree
Jason Fertig, University of Southern Indiana (Moderator)
George Leef, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Michael Poliakoff, American Council of Trustees and Alumni
Andrew Gillen, Education Sector

10:45-12:15 Session 4: The New Civics and Social Justice Advocacy
John Leo, Minding the Campus (Moderator)
Fred Siegel, Saint Francis College
Sol Stern, Manhattan Institute
Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

12:15-1:30 Luncheon Keynote: Steve Milloy, JunkScience.com
Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

12:15-1:30 Luncheon Keynote: Steve Milloy, JunkScience.com

1:45-3:15 Breakout Sessions

3:30-5:00 Session 5: Whither the West?
Stanley Kurtz, Ethics and Public Policy Center (Moderator)
Stephen Balch, Texas Tech University
Ibn Warraq, Institution for the Secularization of Islamic Society
Paul Rahe, Hillsdale College

Dinner
5:30-6:30 Registration, Reception

6:30-6:45 Seating

6:45-7:00 Welcome

7:00-9:00 Dinner Program
Peter Wood, National Association of Scholars
Stephen Balch, Texas Tech University
Tom Wolfe (keynote)


To register, visit http://nas.org/register


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