"Is America the Best Regime?"
Thursday, September 2, 8:00 A.M.
Chair: Brian Janiskee, California State University, San Bernardino
- "America and the Perfection of Civilization: How the Constitutional Order Promotes Individual and Political Excellence"
Anthony Peacock, Utah State University
- "John Locke's Natural Religion"
Steven Forde, University of North Texas
- "Tocqueville and Gobineau on the Nature of Modern Politics"
Aristide Tessitore, Furman University
Discussant: W.B. Allen, Michigan State University
"Under God? Religious Liberty and First Amendment Jurisprudence"
Thursday, September 2, 10:15 A.M.
Chair: David Forte, Cleveland State University
- "More is Less: The Free Exercise of Religion"
Philip Hamburger, University of Chicago Law School
- "Religion, Division, and the Constitution"
Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School
- "Rethinking the Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause"
V. Philip Munoz, North Carolina State University
Discussant: Judge Michael W. McConnell, 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals
"Political Philosophy and the American Founding"
Thursday, September 2, 2:00 P.M.
Chair: Bradley C.S. Watson, St. Vincent College
- "John Adams, Closet Platonist?"
Richard Samuelson, National University of Ireland
- "Hamilton, Croly, and American Public Philosophy"
Peter McNamara, Utah State University
- "Madison's Voyage to the World of the Classics"
Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University
Discussant: Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College
Roundtable: "Protestantism and the American Founding"
Friday, September 3, 8:00 A.M.
Chair: David L. Schaefer, College of the Holy Cross
- Thomas S. Engeman, Loyola University
- Peter Lawler, Berry College
- Thomas G. West, University of Dallas
- Michael P. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame
Roundtable: "The Conscience of the Neo-Conservatives-Their Influence on American Foreign Policy"
Friday, September 3, 10:15 A.M.
Chair: Mackubin T. Owens, The Naval War College
- Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute
- John O'Sullivan, The National Interest
- Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University
- Thomas G. West, University of Dallas
Roundtable: "Same-Sex 'Marriage' and the Future of American Constitutionalism"
Friday, September 3, 2:00 P.M.
Chair: Brian T. Kennedy, The Claremont Institute
- Mark Strasser, Capital University
- Susan Shell, Boston College
- Matthew Spalding, The Heritage Foundation
Roundtable: "The Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater Legacies in American Politics"
Saturday, September 4, 10:15 A.M.
Chair: Ronald J. Pestritto, University of Dallas
- Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College
- Harry V. Jaffa, The Claremont Institute
- Gerard Alexander, University of Virginia
- Andrew E. Busch, Claremont McKenna College
Roundtable: "The Bush Administration on Affirmative Action and Immigration"
Saturday, September 4, 2:00 P.M.
Chair: Susan Orr, Department of Health and Human Services
- Edward Erler, California State University, San Bernardino
- Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
- Carol M. Swain, Vanderbilt University Law School
- John Marini, University of Nevada, Reno
"Macbeth and the Recovery of Classical Natural Right"
Saturday, September 4, 4:15 P.M.
Chair: Ken Masugi, The Claremont Institute
- "Macbeth and the Recovery of Classical Natural Right"
Harry V. Jaffa, The Claremont Institute
- "Shakespeare's Macbeth and Jaffa's Universe"
Scot Zentner, California State University, San Bernardino
Discussants: John Alvis, University of Dallas
Paul Cantor, University of Virginia
"Love, Crime, and Ambition in Plato's Dialogues"
Sunday, September 5, 8:00 A.M.
Chair: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College
- "Plato's Presentation of Hedonism"
Robert C. Bartlett, Emory University
- "Moral and Criminal Responsibility in Plato's Laws"
Lorraine Pangle, University of Texas at Austin
- "Great Ambition Considered: Socrates and Alcibiades"
Robert Faulkner, Boston College
Discussant: Thomas G. West, University of Dallas
A reception for friends and associates of the Claremont Institute will be held on Friday, September 3rd, from 7:00-8:30 PM, Room PDR 2, at the Hilton Chicago.