How Free is the University - an International Conference


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Sunday, June 15, 2008

7:45 am - 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Introduction to Conference: Avi Davis, Senior Fellow, AFA
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

9:10 am - 10:00 am
Morning Keynote Address: What is Academic Freedom?
Keynote Address: Victor Davis Hanson
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Morning Panel: Is there a political orthodoxy on campus that harasses and
punishes opposition?

Panelists: Hugh Hewitt, John Carroll, Marc Cogen, Kenneth Marcus
Moderator: Dennis Prager
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

11: 15 am - 11:30 am : Morning break

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Morning Breakout Sessions: Indoctrination, Ideology and Intimidation

• Indoctrination: When does professorial opinion cross the line from personal conviction
into propaganda?

Panelists: Adam Kissel, Thor Halvorssen, Anne Neal, Dennis Prager,
Moderator: Larry Greenfield
Location: Board Room

• Do universities still believe in a meritocracy?
Panelists: Peter Wood, E. Christian Kopff, Rick Sander, Patrick Deneen
Moderator: Leila Beckwith
Location: Club Room

• Are libel laws being used to stifle free inquiry?
Panelists: Ed Morgan, Sharon Browne, Kenneth Marcus
Moderator: Hugh Hewitt
Location: Figueora Room

• Academic intimidation: Does the attainment of good grades require students to
espouse faculty biases?

Panelists: Reut Cohen, Jonathan Willbanks, Chris Kulawick, Jonathan Movroydid
Moderator: Alex McCobin
Location: Cardinal Room

12: 45 pm - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Keynote Address: Can a University Be Bought?
Keynote Speakers: Hugh Hewitt and Anne Neal
Respondent: Steve Emerson
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Panel: Foreign Funding and Foreign Influence: How is University
Policy shaped by Fforeign Interests?

Panelists: Hugh Hewitt, Rachel Fish, David Jones, Steve Emerson
Moderator: Daniel Pipes
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

4: 00 pm - 4:15 pm: Afternoon break

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Foreign Funding and Ownership
• What form of transparency and accountability should donors, students and parents
expect from academic institutions?

Panelists: Anne Neal, Peter Wood, Sharon Browne, Patrick Deneen, John Carroll
Moderator: Adam Kissel
Location: Board Room

• Middle East Studies Departments: Who controls and influences them?

Panelists; Cinnamon Stillwell, David Horowitz, Kenneth Marcus, Leila Beckwith
Moderator: Daniel Pipes
Location: Figueroa Room

• Campus antisemitism and anti -Zionism: What is its impact on teaching, tenure,
academic exchange and free inquiry?

Panelists: Ed Morgan, Rachel Fish; Matt Grossman, Susan Tuchman, Steve Emerson
Moderator: Roberta Seid
Location: Club Room

• The life of a student: Do students believe there is an absence of academic diversity on campus? *

Panelists: Alex McCobin, Matt Schrader, Jonathan Gelbart, Reut Cohen
Moderator: Chris Kulawick
Location: Cardinal Room

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Closing Keynote: What is the future of the University? David Horowitz
Location: Embassy Room (Main Audiitorium)

Sunday evening, June 15, 2008, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles premiere of Indoctrinate U, directed by Evan Maloney;
produced by Thor Halvorssen.
Davidson Executive Conference Center, USC **

Monday, June 16, 2008

Closed Door Roundtable: The process for influencing change in today’s academic environment

• Influencing Regional Accreditation Processes
• How to build a counter curriculum
• Building lobbying organizations
• The rise of the think tank: Is it the alternative model for tertiary education?

*student only panel **Please note change of venue


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