Student in Art Class

Freedom and Security Scholars (and/or Artist!) in Residence

The CWCTP is launching a national, open-rank search for two Scholars-in-Residence for the 2017-8 Academic Year. The two positions will be affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Department of Art and Art History respectively. To apply, visit CU Careers .

Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words

"Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words" Gown funded through CWCTP support

"In August of 2016, we created and produced the regional premiere of a new play called: Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words , a collaboration with esteemed Elizabeth I scholar, Carole Levin, PhD., University of Nebraska Lincoln. Together with Dr. Levin, Dr. Lynn Nichols, and actress, Bernadette Sefic we created...

Dialogues not Monologues

As director of a Center dedicated to fostering intellectual diversity on campus, I constantly have to consider just what sort of diversity we are supposed to be fostering. The upcoming campus visit of Milo Yiannopoulos makes for an excellent example. We had the opportunity to be a co-sponsor, and thought...

Courses I’ll Be Teaching Spring 2017

It’s difficult to believe that my first semester at the University of Colorado, Boulder is half way completed. So, it’s time to start thinking about Spring 2017, since the university will make the semester schedule available online on Monday, October 10. The two courses I’ll be teaching in the Spring...

Brad Birzer's Book on Russell Kirk

Former CTP Scholar receives prestigious Paolucci book award

On October 1, at a dinner in Philadelphia, ISI presented Bradley J. Birzer with the 2016 Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award for Russell Kirk: American Conservative. A distinguished panel of judges chose this masterful biography from among five impressive finalists. The Wall Street Journal hails Birzer’s Russell Kirk as “a beautifully written and deeply insightful biography.” The Library of Law and Liberty proclaims it nothing less than “a masterwork”—“the definitive assessment of Kirk as a social, historical, and political thinker.” Likewise, the Claremont Review of Books calls Russell Kirk “the definitive book about this important, fascinating, and good man.”

Francis J. Beckwith

A message from Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. Beckwith What an honor it is be the fourth Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought & Policy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Given the accomplishments of my predecessors, the bar has been set pretty high. But I think I’m up to the challenge. Months prior to arriving in...