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Lee University: Intercollegiate Symposium on Institutions and Inheritance

October 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022

On October 7-8, 2022, Lee University’s Center for Responsible Citizenship will host its 7th Annual Symposium on Civic Virtue and Thought. The theme this year is “Institutions and Inheritance,” which will explore the role of tradition and institutions in framing political desires and discourse.

“We sometimes forget that the right thing must be done in the right way,” said CRC Director Thomas Pope. “Our desire for immediate perfection sometimes leads us to buck against those institutions and traditions that slow us down. This symposium will highlight how these apparent obstacles can benefit us, helping us to reframe the good as something shared across time.”

The symposium will consist of several smaller discussion seminars, as well as a public keynote by Dr. Diana Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola University. Schaub recently authored a book on three speeches by Abraham Lincoln, titled His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation, that addresses the challenges of rebuilding faith in American institutions.

The keynote lecture is free and open to the public and will be at 5 p.m. on Lee’s campus in the Humanities Building, Room 104.

Friday, October 7, 2022 • 5:00 PM EDT
Humanities Building, Room 104 • Lee University

Dr. Schaub’s keynote lecture is free and open to the public.

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Diana Schaub lecturingDiana Schaub is a Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a New Atlantis contributing editor, and a member of the Hoover Institution’s Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. From 2004 to 2009, she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Dr. Schaub is the author of His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation (forthcoming), Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, and co-editor (with Amy and Leon Kass) of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song. Her work has appeared in the New Atlantis, National Affairs, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, The American Enterprise, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, First Things, The American Interest, and City Journal. Dr. Schaub earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Professor Schaub is a JMC faculty partner.

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The Center for Responsible Citizenship at Lee University promotes interdisciplinary conversation on the elements of a flourishing political community. In a time fraught with conflict and confusion about Christian engagement in the world, it hopes to highlight the need for moral and civic virtue as the foundation for political life.

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