Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joe B. Hogsett Theater
901 Congress Ave.

Texas Public Policy Foundation &
The Texas Tech Institute for the Study of Western Civilization



Tuesday, June 9th
8:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. 

Joe B. Hogsett Theater
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


8:00 am – Registration Opens
8:15 am – Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 am – Panel I "Why Teach the West"

Steve Balch, Director, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Texas Tech University
Robert Paquette, Co-founder, Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Susan Hanssen, Professor of History, University of Dallas
Paul Rahe, Chair, Western Heritage, Hillsdale College
Ibn Warraq, Author, Defending the West

10:15 – 10:30 am – Break
10:30 – 11:45 am – Panel II "How to Create More Western Civilization Programs"

Tom Lindsay, Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Peter W. Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
John Hardin, Director, University Relations, Charles Koch Foundation
Richard Vedder, Professor of Economics, Ohio University
Mario Villarreal-Diaz, Deputy Director, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona

11:45 – 12:00 pm Break
12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon featuring keynote speaker The Honorable Kent Hance, Chancellor Emeritus, Texas Tech University

Additional Special Event:
2:00 pm – Panel Discussion and Screening of "Courageous Learning"

Eventbrite - Western Civilization Summit

For group rate hotel reservations* of $169 per night call the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol 888-627-8349 and mention TPPF Western Civilization Summit or reserve online by clicking here.

* Group rate offered through May 11, 2015

For questions contact Shannon Tracy [email protected]