LUNCH 11:45 a.m., LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation with charitable interests in education, religion, and the problems of youth. He is also a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, where he heads a project on "The American University." He was executive director and trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation from 1985 until the end of 2005.
Mr. Piereson served on the Political Science faculties of several universities, including Iowa State (1974), Indiana University (1975), and the University of Pennsylvania (1976-82), teaching courses in United States government and political theory.
The author (with J. Sullivan and G. Marcus) of Political Tolerance and American Democracy (1989), Piereson has published articles and reviews in numerous journals. His talk is sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.