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Thursday, April 7

8:30-9:40 Breakfast in Old MAP, sponsored by WORLD Magazine
“Journalism’s Last, Best Hope” by Nick Eicher, Publisher, WORLD Magazine

10:00-11:15 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
From Sea to Shining Sea: An overview of American Exceptionalism (A Q&A with Dr. L. John Van Til and Dr. John A. Sparks ’66)

11:30-12:45 | Lunch in Old MAP (for those who register for meals)
“Does America face irreversible decline? Why claims about the inevitable doom of our great republic constitute one of The 10 Big Lies About America” by Michael Medved

1:00-2:15 | Simultaneous Lectures
Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“Science and Technology at the Heart of the American Experience” by Dr. Stacy Birmingham and Dr. William Birmingham

Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
“Evangelicals and Tocqueville Together: An Assessment of 19th Century Religious America” by Dr. P.C. Kemeny and Dr. Michael L. Coulter ’91

2:30-3:45 | Simultaneous Lectures
Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“Exceptions to Exceptionalism” by Dr. T. David Gordon and Dr. Steven L. Jones

Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
“From Washington to Eisenhower: From Isolation to Exporting Exceptionalism” by Dr. Andrew Mitchell and Dr. J.D. Wyneken

3:00-6:00 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Atrium
“The Michael Medved Show” – radio show by Michael Medved

5:15-6:30 | Dinner in Old MAP (for those who register for meals)
“American Exceptionalism Through the Eyes of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson” by Grove City College President Richard G. Jewell ’67

7:00-8:00 | Crawford Auditorium / Crawford Hall
America: Still Exceptional? A Debate Between Dinesh D’Souza, president of The King’s College and Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners

Friday, April 8

9:00-9:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture
“Immigration and American Exceptionalism” by Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Founder and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

10:00-10:50 | Simultaneous Lectures
Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“American Exceptionalism from John Winthrop to Barack Obama” by Dr. Gary Scott Smith ’72

Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
“From the Mountains to the Prairies” by Dr. Andrew Harvey and Dr. H. Collin Messer

11:30-12:45 | Lunch in Old MAP (for those who register for meals)
“Bill Buckley’s America” by Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, The Heritage Foundation

1:00-1:50 | Simultaneous Lectures
Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“The American Entrepreneur” by Dr. Craig E. Columbus and Dr. Jeffrey M. Herbener

Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
“We Want to be Cowboys, Baby!: The Significance of the Frontier Thesis in the Case for American Exceptionalism” by Dr. Jason R. Edwards

2:00-2:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“The Founders’ Republic” by Dr. Gillis J. Harp and Dr. Mark W. Graham

3:00-3:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma and Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson

5:15-6:30 | Dinner in Old MAP (for those who register for meals)
“The American Century: From Henry Luce to Ronald Reagan” by Center for Vision & Values Executive Director Dr. Paul Kengor

7:00-8:00 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
Conference Keynote Address, “America – The European Perspective” by Joseph Pearce, writer-in-residence and associate professor of literature at Ave Maria University

8:00 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
Closing Remarks by Richard G. Jewell or Paul Kengor