Two candidates for the position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy for the 2016-2017 academic year have been announced. Read the full press release here. The candidates will give the following talks that are free and open to the public:

Conservativism: Another Ideology?
Featuring candidate Richard Bishirjian
Tues., Jan. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Richard Bishirjian received a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 1972. He is the founder of an online liberal arts university and author of the book The Conservative Rebellion (St. Augustine Press, 2015). For more information on Richard Bishirjian, see:

Taking Rites Seriously: Faith, Reason and the Courts
Featuring candidate Francis J. Beckwith
Thurs., Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m.

Francis J. Beckwith received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University in 1989. He is currently professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University and is the author of the book Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, & The Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015). For more information on Francis J. Beckwith, see:

Both talks will be held in Hellems Room 199 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

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Sponsored by the:
Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy Program
A Program of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy
College of Arts & Sciences | University of Colorado Boulder

Conservative Thought & Policy Candidates Speak