Upcoming Debate and Speakers in New York, Minnesota, and DC

Ashley Thorne

You are invited to join NAS's affiliates at three upcoming events this spring. 

Brooklyn Heights, New York

On Wednesday, March 28, Ibn Warraq, Paul Berman, Sohrab Ahmari, and Fred Siegel will debate "Is the West best?" The debate is sponsored by the New York Association of Scholars, St. Francis College, Telos Press, and Encounter Books. It wil take place at St. Francis College in Brooklyn at 7:00PM. The debate is inspired by Ibn Warraq's new book, Why the West is Best.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Location: St. Francis College – Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education 
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201 
Free and open to the public 
Saint Paul, Minnesota

On Wednesday, April 18, the Minnesota Association of Scholars will hold its annual banquet, co-sponsored with Intellectual Takeout. The keynote speaker is Nile Gardiner, Director of the Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, and a former Foreign Policy Researcher for Lady Margaret Thatcher. He will speak on the subject "Whither Europe? The Decline and Fall of the European Project." 

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012. 
Time: Reception is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:45 p.m.


Cost: $35/ Adult, $15/Student (both prices include dinner, adult pricing includes a membership to MAS)

Where: Fort Snelling Officer's Club

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Washington, D.C.

On Monday, April 23, Hadley Arkes will speak at a meeting of the D.C. affiliate of the NAS, on the topic 'Teaching the American Founders and Lincoln on “Natural Rights': Why Such a Resistance in the Academy?"

Date: Monday, April 23
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Home of A. Graham Down

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Each of these events is an opportunity to hear from excellent scholars on important issues of our day. We encourage NAS members, friends, and anyone interested in the future of higher education and American society to attend.


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