2001-02 Events

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Fall 2001

Town Meeting & Panel Discussion on the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Moderator: William L. Ascher, CMC Professor of Government.
Panelists: CMC Professors P. Edward Haley, Diane Halpern, Charles R. Kesler, and John K. Roth.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Monday, September 17, 2001

Norman Podhoretz
Attack on America
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Tuesday, October 9, 2001

P.J. O'Rourke
The Politics of Worry: Government vs. the Free Market, Which is Worse?
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Jack Rakove
Reading Madison's Mind
Davidson Lecture Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2001

Tom Bray
Freedom of the Press in the Age of Terrorism
Lecture Hall - Roberts North 15
Thursday, November 5, 2001

Spring 2002

Conference: Bush's First Year: A Changing Administration in a Changing World
Moderators: S. Paul Kapur and John J. Pitney, Jr., CMC Professors of Government.
Panelists: Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report; Richard K. Betts, Columbia University; Martha Brant, Newsweek; Ronald Brownstein, Los Angeles Times; Aaron L. Friedberg, Princeton University; and Nelson W. Polsby, University of California, Berkeley.
Panel I: President Bush's Domestic Agenda.
Panel II: Beyond the Water's Edge: The Bush Foreign Policy.
Thursday-Friday, April 4-5, 2002
Keynote Address:
Patrick Caddell
Politics and the Bush Administration After 9/11
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Thursday, April 2, 2002

David Forte
Natural Law and the Dialogue of Civilizations
Lecture Hall - Roberts South 102
Monday, April 8, 2002

Richard Samuelson
The American Founding and the Problem of Progress: The Adams-Jefferson Argument
Lecture Hall - Pitzer 1
Monday, April 22, 2002

Conference: The Ethical Dimensions of Biotechnology: Current Issues and Future Prospects
Moderators: CMC Professors Anthony Fucaloro, Charles R. Kesler, James H. Nichols, Jr., and Peter Skerry.
Panelists: Mark Blitz, Claremont McKenna College; Ronald Dworkin, Hudson Institute; Peter Lawler, Berry College; Robert Royal, Faith and Reason Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture; Charles Rubin, Duquesne University; Wesley Smith, attorney and author; Michael Uhlmann, Bradley Foundation; and Jerry Weinberger, Michigan State University.
Panel I (Nichols): Introductory Remarks (Blitz); Human Nature and the Utopian Eugenics of Our Time (Lawler); and Law, Science, and Ideology in Biomedical Research (Uhlmann).
Panel II (Fucaloro): Bioethics: Creating a Disposable Cause (Smith); and The Ethics of Living Organ Donation (Dworkin).
Panel III (Skerry): DNAturing Humans: The Dangers of Genetic Research (Royal); and Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Human Beings (Rubin).
Panel IV (Kesler): Biotechnology and the Future (Weinberger); and Thinking Responsibly About Biotechnology (Blitz).
Founders' Room, Bauer Center
Saturday, April 27, 2002