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Lincoln for the Ages:A Conference Commemorating The Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's Birth
Lessons for the 21st Century
Washington and Lee University
September 25-26, 2009
You are invited to a special Lincoln gathering in an historic place: a bicentennial conference at Washington and Lee University. This venerable campus, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegenies, offers an attractive setting for an enjoyable autumn weekend in western Virginia. Lucas Morel, who is a faculty member at the school, is coordinating the program.
The program opens with an address by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and includes an impressive line-up of participants: Michael Burlingame, Samuel Calhoun, Joseph Fornieri, Dennis Foster, Allen C. Guelzo, Fred Kaplan, Benjamin Kleinerman, Thomas Krannawitter, Lucas Morel, Mackubin Owens, Matthew Pinsker, and Steven Woodworth. The conference is sponsored by the Apgar Foundation, the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity, and the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
Opening Address -- Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
7:30 p.m. -- Lee Chapel
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
Session I -- Character: The Personal in the Political
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. -- Stackhouse Theater, Elrod University Commons
Samuel Calhoun, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Michael Burlingame, University of Illinois at Springfield -- Lincoln and Race
Joseph Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology -- Lincoln and Religion
Fred Kaplan, Queens College and Graduate Center-CUNY -- Lincoln and Ritin' (Literature)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Session II -- Politics: Self-Government in Principle and Practice
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod University Commons
Moderator: Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University
Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College -- Lincoln and Public Opinion
Thomas Krannawitter, Hillsdale College -- Lincoln and Political Principles
Matthew Pinsker, Dickinson College -- Lincoln and Partisan Politics
Lunch for Registered Participants
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. -- Evans Dining Hall
Session III -- Civil-Military Affairs: The Executive Goes to War
2:25 - 4:15 p.m. -- Stackhouse Theater, Elrod University Commons
Moderator: Dennis Foster, Virginia Military Institute
Mackubin Owens, Naval War College -- Lincoln as a Democratic War Leader
Benjamin Kleinerman, Michigan State University -- Lincoln and Executive Prerogative
Steven Woodworth, Texas Christian University -- Lincoln's War in the Western Theater
The following area hotels have set aside a block of rooms for reservations placed by August 24, 2009:
Inn at Hunt Ridge
Holiday Inn Express
Best Western Lexington Inn
Country Inn and Suites
Contact the hotels directly and mention "the Lincoln Conference." Booking a hotel early is strongly recommended.
Click here for details on how to reach the campus. Click here for a pdf map of the campus. If you are flying, use the Roanoke Regional Airport, which is 50 miles south of Lexington. Take I-81 north to Lexington (Exit 188B); go west for two miles. Allow an hour to drive from Roanoke to Lexington.
The cost for the conference is only $30, which includes admission to all sessions and the luncheon. Simply complete the Registration Form below and enclose a check or money order made payable to Washington and Lee University. Send to: Dr. Lucas Morel, Politics Department, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. You may also register by fax (540-463-8639) or email at MorelL@wlu.edu.
LINCOLN FOR THE AGES REGISTRATION FORM
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