University of Alaska-Anchorage: “Can the Family Survive Modernity?”

University of Alaska-Anchorage: “Can the Family Survive Modernity?”


On October 28, 2021, faculty partner Scott Yenor will speak for the University of Alaska’s Chartwell Lecture Series on family life and cultural trends in American society:

Professor Yenor will argue that a rolling revolution is afoot in family life, fueled by powerful ideologies such as feminism, sexual liberation theory, and contemporary liberalism. Human nature and the moral universe we live in provide some of the resources to show the limits of these powerful ideologies. Defenders of the family must leverage these limits if they are to recover family life.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 • 7:30 PM AKDT
A hybrid virtual/in-person event

Free and open to the public

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Scott YenorScott Yenor is a Professor of Political Science at Boise State University and a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. He is the author of articles on David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment, presidential power, literature and politics, as well as The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits in Modern Ideologies (Baylor, 2020), of Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought (Baylor, 2011). He earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University, Chicago (2000) and his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1993).

Professor Yenor is a JMC faculty partner.

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The Chartwell Lecture Series, named after Winston Churchill’s country house in Kent, is organized by the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage and features lectures on a wide range of subjects in the humanities and liberal arts. Lectures are free and open to members of the general public. Staffing is provided by Kathleen L. Behnke in the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Department of Political Science gratefully acknowledges the co-sponsorship of Pi Sigma Alpha and the assistance of the Union League of Anchorage, which made this lecture possible, thanks to support from the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History through a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and our students in the UAA Political Science Association, who help to organize the lectures.

We are particularly grateful for support from our loyal lecture audience. For information about how to support next year’s Chartwell Lecture Series, please contact Professor James W. Muller,, or any faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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This event is supported by Jack Miller Center’s Pacific Northwest Initiative: Advancing Education in America’s Founding Principles and History. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is working with faculty to organize exciting campus events in the region. The Initiative also provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors in the PNW—all to help them make a difference in the education of their students.



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