Upcoming talk: The Comeback of Capitalism with Stephen Moore (4/16)

Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity in Washington, D.C. will give a talk on the CU campus in Boulder titled “The Comeback of Capitalism.”

The Comeback of Capitalism
Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hellems Building, Room 201
University of Colorado Boulder

This talk is free and open to the public.

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

According to Moore, the free enterprise system has been under assault for most of the last decade. This has created the worst recession in 30 years, including the weakest recovery with the most stagnant incomes and the greatest gap between rich and poor since the Great Depression. ‎This talk will examine what steps people can take to save the economy and make America number one again is free market capitalism. This talk will highlight six steps that Washington can take to return America to prosperity and economic super power status.



Upcoming talk: Russell Kirk: Founding Father of American Conservatism (4/1)

Bradley J. Birzer, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, will give a talk on Russel Kirk.

Russell Kirk: Founding Father of American Conservatism
Wed., April 1, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Norlin Library, British Studies Room, 5th floor
University of Colorado Boulder

Russell Amos Kirk (1918-1994) is widely recognized as the founder of post-WWII American conservatism.  An eccentric in personality and armed with a razor-sharp intellect and pen, Kirk helped radically transform American political culture in the 1950s and 1960.  Yet, contrary to many images associated with modern conservatism, Kirk sought what was humane, tasteful, literary, and cultured.  This talk will explore his personality as well as his astonishing literary and historical output.

This talk is free and open to the public.

How Venus became a Christian Saint: A Look at the Literature and Ideas of C.S. Lewis

lewis in stained glassOn Tuesday, March 17, at noon, I will have the grand privilege of speaking on C.S. Lewis for the 2015 Christos Lecture series, sponsored by Mother Mary Kate Rejouis and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Boulder.

The event will be held on CU’s Boulder campus, UMC380.

This talk explores the continuity of the classical and the medieval, the pagan and the Judeo-Christian as understood in the literary theory and fantasies of C.S. Lewis.  Though Lewis has become a folk hero for many fundamentalist and evangelical Christians, he remained quite open to the best of the Pagan tradition, as often willing to incorporate it as to baptize it.

Philosopher Yaron Brook: Tonight

Tonight, through the wonderful help and sponsorship of the Steamboat Institute, the CU CTP will be hosting philosopher, Yaron Brook.  The event will be tonight, March 12, 2015, beginning at 7, in the British-Irish Studies Room of Norlin.  Please come and join in the discussion regarding the morality of the free market.

Conservative Thought and Policy finalist to speak at CU

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced Brian Domitrovic as a finalist for the position of Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy in the 2015-16 academic year.

Brian Domitrovic

Brian Domitrovic

Domitrovic will visit the CU-Boulder campus on Monday, March 16, and will give a public talk. He will discuss “A Secret History of Tax Cuts: The Democratic Connection” at 5:15 p.m. in Eaton Humanities Room 250.

Domitrovic’s talk will include some material that he and co-author Larry Kudlow chronicle in a yet-to-be published book on the JFK tax cuts.

The event is free and open to the public.

Domitrovic holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he also did graduate work in the economics department.  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University, studying history and mathematics.

An associate professor and chairman of the department of history at Sam Houston State University, he has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications.

He is the author of Econoclasts: the Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity.

Domitrovic writes a weekly column at Forbes.com under the byline Past & Present. His blog is Supply-Side Economics Today. Domitrovic lives in Texas with his wife and children.

The visiting scholar search committee is chaired by Keith Maskus, economics professor of distinction at the CU-Boulder College of Arts and Sciences. The committee includes both internal and external members.

The committee has been working to identify finalists for the visiting-scholar position, which is a one-year appointment. The committee has sought “highly visible” scholars who are “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”

The Conservative Thought and Policy Program was launched in fall 2013 with the appointment of Steven Hayward as the inaugural visiting scholar.

The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy is a pilot program supported by private funds. More than 20 donors have raised $1 million to support the program.

Click here to see all the 2015-16 finalists:

Brian Domitrovic