The Center for Vision & Values | 2018 Annual Conference

April 12-13, 2017 | Grove City College

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One of the most significant events over the past 100 years was World War I. It ended on November 11, 1918, a day we have since recognized in America as Veterans Day. This terrible war, which, at that point, had been the deadliest in history, was to be “the war to end all wars.” It was to be the war to “make the world safe for democracy.” And yet, the atheist philosopher Sidney Hook probably put it best when he described World War I as simply “the second fall of man.”

It was a war that gave us the modern world, for better and worse. On the negative side, it helped unleash the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and Hitler’s rise in Germany. As British historian A. J. P. Taylor put it, “The first war explains the second and, in fact, caused it, in so far as one event causes another.”

This coming year, 2018, will mark the centenary of the end of World War I. If ever there was a year when the Center for Vision & Values should pause to hold a conference marking a particular historical event, this is it. Thus, our next conference, April 2018, will be titled, “World War I and the Shaping of the Modern World.”

Topics range from the various major legacies of World War I—the Bolshevik Revolution, Hitler’s Germany, the end of monarchy as Europe’s dominant form of government—to less-obvious themes, such as life on the home-fronts during and immediately after the war.

World War I truly changed America and the world. The lack of appreciation for that reality is one of the main reasons why we have chosen to pursue this topic.

Please join us on April 12-13, 2018 as we explore these topics and many more.

The conference will feature: Michael Medved (nationally syndicated radio host), Joe Loconte (author and professor of history at The King’s College), George Nash (historian and author), Marc LiVecche (managing editor of Providence and scholar of Christian ethics, war, & peace at the Institute on Religion and Democracy), Benjamin Wetzel (research associate at the Cushwa Center at the University of Notre Dame), and Andrew Kloes (historian at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Plus, we will have many Grove City College scholars and faculty.

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Schedule:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

9:30 – 9:50 | Harbison Chapel
All are welcome to attend. Praise songs begin at 9:00 a.m. and chapel begins at 9:30.

10:00 – 11:00 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“TBA” by George H. Nash, historian and author

11:30 – 12:45 | Lunch in Rathburn Hall | Morledge Great Room (for those who register for meals)
“TBA” by Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, best-selling author, and veteran film critic.

1:00 – 2:15 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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2:30 – 3:45 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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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 Rathburn Hall | Morledge Great Room (for those who register for meals)
“Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and the Protestant Mainline: Religious Perspectives on World War I” by Dr. Benjamin Wetzel

7:00 – 8:00 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
“TBA” featuring Joe Loconte, author and professor of history at The King’s College

Friday, April 13, 2018

9:00 – 9:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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10:00 – 10:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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11:30 – 12:45 | Lunch in Rathburn Hall | Morledge Great Room (for those who register for meals)
“TBA” by Dr. Kimberly Miller

1:00 – 1:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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2:00 – 2:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Pew Fine Arts Center / Recital Hall
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3:00 – 3:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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Simultaneous lecture | Hall of Arts and Letters / Room 110
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4:00 – 4:50 | Hall of Arts and Letters / Sticht Lecture Hall
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5:15 – 6:30 | Dinner in Rathburn Hall | Morledge Great Room (for those who register for meals)
“TBA” by Dr. Paul Kengor

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