Diana Schuab

"Booker T. Washington and the Lessons of Lincoln" leads new Benson Center "American National Character Project" series

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder kicks off its 2019-20 Conservative Thought and Policy Guest Speaker Series on September 19, 2019 with a lecture by Diana Schaub, “Booker T. Washington and the Lessons of Lincoln.” African American leaders from Frederick Douglass...

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In Praise of a Forgotten Virtue: Moderation in the Twenty-First Century

Professor Aurelian Craiutu's lecture, "In Praise of a Forgotten Virtue: Moderation in the Twenty-First Century," took place on Sept. 16, 2019 in Eaton Humanities RM 1B90. Professor Craiutu discussed the virtues, benefits and limits of political moderation. This event was free to the public. Craiutu is a professor of political...

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Ryan Balot: Freedom, Desire and Persuasion in Plato's Gorgias

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization presented Professor Ryan Balot's talk, "Freedom, Desire and Persuasion in Plato's Gorgias" on Sept. 13, 2019 in HUMN 135 at 4 p.m. Balot is professor of political science at the University of Toronto.

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Civil courage is key to democracy in "The Virtues of Democratic Citizenship, Ancient and Modern" lecture

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder presents a lecture by Ryan Balot on September 12, 2019, “The Virtues of Democratic Citizenship, Ancient and Modern.” The lecture starts at 5:30 PM in Eaton Humanities 135. Please Register for this event via Eventbrite...

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The Non-Identity Theodicy

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization is pleased to support Professor Scott Hill's talk, The Non-Identity Theodicy , on Sep. 13, 2019 at 12 p.m. in Hellems 269. Professor Hill evoked an essentialist perspective to discuss and explain his perspective on why God allows evil.

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"Freedom of Speech and Harmful Speech: Lessons from Mill" adds new insight to free speech debate

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder presents a lecture by Daniel Jacobson on September 5, 2019, "Freedom of Speech and Harmful Speech: Lessons from Mill." The debate over free speech centers on whether there are any opinions so harmful that it...

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Doomed or Decadent?: What the Internet, Superhero Movies and the Catholic Church Can Tell Us About Life in 2019

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Kris Mitchener

“Western Finance, Eastern Development?” examines Western influence on Japanese banking

The Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder presents a lecture by Kris Mitchener on August 27, 2019, "Western Finance, Eastern Development?" In this free public lecture, Mitchener will explore how finance can be used to build coalitions in support of “best practice”...

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