Reflections On the Decline of the Rule of Law in America

Featuring Michael Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University.

5:30am–7:00pm Mesa Room, Student Union Building



World War I Memorials

Featuring Dr. Bruce Cole, Senior Fellow, The Ethics and Public Policy Center.

5:30am–7:00pm Escondido Theater, Student Union Building



China and Rome: Are there Cultural Genes?

Featuring Dr. Sunny Auyang, Independent Scholar.

5:30am–7:00pm Escondido Theater, Student Union Building


All events are free and open to the public


Are We Rome or Greece? America's Infatuation with Classical Antiquity

Dr. Caroline Winterer - Lecture September 18, 2014

Dr. Caroline Winterer

Director of the Stanford Humanities Center, Anthony P. Meier Family Professorship in the Humanities, Professor of History and, by courtesy, Professor of Classics, Stanford University.

Is the United States an aggressive empire or a peaceful republic? Do we primarily model ourselves after ancient Rome or ancient Greece? Those are questions Americans have asked themselves since the founding of the United States, according to Dr. Caroline Winterer of Stanford University. Her talk explores why Americans since the founding era have found the ancient world to be relevant to modern questions, and why they continue to do so today, especially in the wake of 9/11.

Dr. Winterer’s lecture was held in the Escondido Theatre at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, September 18, 2014.


Debate on Immigration: Should the United States Significantly Liberalize Immigration?

Debate on Immigration - Flyer May 06, 2014

The Free Market Institute and the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization cohosted a debate on immigration policy. Unfortunately, Dr. Herb London, President, London Center for Policy Research, had to cancel his visit to Texas Tech University at the last minute due to a medical emergency. Dr. Stephen H. Balch, Director, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, agreed to fill in for Dr. London.

The debate was held at the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, May 06, 2014.