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Enlightenment, Education, and Liberty

November 7, 2023 by ACTA

DARE TO BE WISE: Enlightenment and the American College Campus

The focus of this panel is the Enlightenment, a historical period that saw the birth of modern science, the creation of free markets, and the Founding of the United States of America. Our panelists will consider what made this flowering of intellectual freedom and progress possible, how it influences us today, and whether we are losing the Enlightenment values that gave rise to the modern world.

Moderator: Bradley Jackson, Vice President of Policy, ACTA.

Panelists: Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of European History, University of Pennsylvania; Thomas Merrill, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, American University; and Peter McNamara, Professor of Practice, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University.


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