Mar 08, 2010

CNU’s Center for American Studies to Host Conference: "The Classical Roots of America"

Conference is free and open to the public

(Newport News, Va.) – CNU’s Center for American Studies will host its 4th Annual Conference on America's Founding Principles and History on March 16 and 17, 2011.  All lectures will be held on the second floor of the David Student Union.  This year's theme is "The Classical Roots of America." The conference is free and open to the public.  No reservation is required.

Conference Schedule:

Day 1:  March 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the DSU Ballroom

BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism
"Liberty After Lehman Brothers"
Loren Lomasky, University of Virginia

 

Day 2:  March 17 in the DSU Washington Room

Session 1 (9:30 - 10:45 a.m.)
“The Classical Roots of the American Economy”
Speakers: 
Bryan McCannon, Wake Forest University
John David Lewis, Duke University

Session 2 (11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
American Views of Classical Culture”
Speakers: 
Eran Shalev, Haifa University
Lee Pearcy, Bryn Mawr College

Session 3 (2:30 - 3:45 p.m.)
“The Classical Roots of American Government”
Speakers: 
Hugh Liebert, University of Richmond
Carl J. Richard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Session 4 (4:00 - 5:15 p.m.)
“The Trireme and Athenian Democracy”
Speakers:
Barry Strauss, Cornell University
Gordon Kelly, Lewis & Clark College


A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations
lori.jacobs@cnu.edu

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