AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation and The Texas Tech Institute for the Study of Western Civilization will host a Western Civilization Summit TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 9, at 8:00 a.m. in the Joe B. Hogsett Theater at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Panelists will discuss the teaching of American history at American institutions of higher education.
American higher education is failing to transmit the knowledge and heritage of Western Civilization. To pick two of many examples, in recent surveys, only 20 percent of college graduates could identify James Madison as the “Father of the Constitution,” and just 17 percent knew the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation.



The Honorable Kent Hance, Chancellor Emeritus, Texas Tech University
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
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
Western Civilization Summit & Screening of "Courageous Learning"


TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens
8:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Panel I "Why Teach the West"
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Panel II "How to Create More Western Civilization Programs"
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon featuring keynote speaker The Honorable Kent Hance
2:00 pm – Panel Discussion and Screening of "Courageous Learning"


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

For additional information and to register, click here.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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