Getting America Right:
Russell Kirk’s The Roots of American Order Conference
Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas
February 15 & 16
What holds America together? What are the philosophical, religious and political foundations of the American Republic? Join ISI at Houston Baptist University as we explore these and other fascinating topics with an outstanding line-up of HBU faculty. Drawing on Russell Kirk’s seminal work The Roots of American Order, students will be told an intellectual “tale of five cities”—Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia—designed to highlight the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth since our founding. If you are looking for answers to the challenges America faces at the dawn of a new century, there is no better place to look than in that repository of wisdom we call the western tradition. See you in Houston!
Friday, February 15, 6:00 PM: Opening Reception, Dillon Two, Hinton Center, HBU
Free & Open to the General Public & Students
Saturday, February 16, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Conference, Dillon Two, Hinton Center, HBU
Free & Open to High School, Undergraduate, & Graduate students
General Public Registration
Registration is Free and Required
- Winston Elliott; President of the Free Enterprise Institute
"The State of American Conservatism"
- Continental Breakfast and Registration
- Robert Stacey;Dean of the Smith College of Liberal Arts, Interim Director of the Honors College.
"Russell Kirk's Five Cities: Athens and Jerusalem"
- Barbara Elliott; President of the Center for Cultural Renewal
"Russell Kirk's Five Cities: Rome and London"
- Christopher Hammons; Dean of the School of Humanities
"Russell Kirk's Five Cities: Philadelphia"
- Panel Discussion
- Closing Remarks
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Registrants will receive a complimentary breakfast, lunch & copy of The Roots of American Order. There is limited free housing available on Friday evening for students.
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