In Crisis: American Higher Education Conference Schedule | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • In Crisis: American Higher Education Schedule

    All talks are in the Seminar Room of the St. Joseph Center

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    • 3:30 p.m.
      Registration opens, Seminar Room, St. Joseph Center
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Benjamin Wiker, Franciscan University of Steubenville - “The Collapse of the Liberal Arts and Its Consequences for the American University”
    • 5:30 p.m. 
      Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame - “The State of American Catholic Higher Education, 2018”
    • 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
      Dinner Break
    •  8:00 p.m. 
      William Deresewicz, formerly of Yale University; Author of Excellent Sheep - “The Crisis of the Elite American Universities and Its Cause”

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    • 8:30 a.m. 
      Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame - “The Consumerist Mentality in American Higher Education and Its Consequences”
    • 9:45 a.m. 
      Vigen Guroian, formerly of University of Virginia - “Sexual Libertinism and Debauchery on the Campuses and the Implications for American Higher Education”
    • 11:00 a.m. 
      Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars - “The Student Debt Crisis: Is College Worth It?”
    • 12:15-1:30 p.m. 
      Lunch Break
    • 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
      Panel on “The Politicization of the American University and the Crisis of Free Speech and Reasoned Academic Discourse"
      • Panelists: 
      • George Dent, Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and President, Ohio Association of Scholars
      • Paul J. Griffiths, Duke University Divinity School
      • Casey Mattox, Center for Academic Freedom, Alliance Defending Freedom
    •  3:15 p.m. 
      Matthew Woessener, Penn State University- Harrisburg - “The Bureaucratization of the American University and Its Implications”
    •  4:30 p.m. 
      Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University- Lincoln Center - “The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It”
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
      Dinner Break
    •  7:30 p.m. 
      R.J. Snell, Witherspoon Institute - “Why Faith-Based Institutions Are the Best Hope for the Revival of the Liberal Arts and the Higher Learning”
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