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October 16, 2017

Archduke Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen 

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen of Austria and Hungary visited Texas Tech University on October 15-16, 2017. The Archduke honored Texas Tech with his presence at the International Cultural Center on Monday, where he delivered a talk entitled "The European Union's Greatest Challenges to Survive Brexit." Earlier that same day, His Royal Highness consented to an interview with Institute Director, Dr. Stephen Balch. Click here for more details, video, and photos of the Archduke's visit.   


September 21, 2017

Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson  

Lively dialogue between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by actors and historic interpreters Ian Rose and Bill Barker, was presented at Coronado High School before an enthralled audience of 1,000 middle school students from the Lubbock area. This event was hosted by The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and Lubbock Independent School District, and was even featured on local Fox 34 News.


June 19-20, 2017

2017 Social Studies Extravaganza 

Hosted by Region 17 Education Service Center
and the Lubbock Independent School District  


May 2, 2017

Russian Lessons from 1917 

Featuring Dr. Gary Saul Morson, Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Slavic Literature and Languages at Northwestern University  


April 26, 2017

Transhumanism and its Discontents

Featuring Dr. Charles T. Rubin, Professor of Political Science at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh


April 18th

Cyber Conflict: Present and Future Challenges in the Cyber Domain

Featuring Dr. Paul Springer, Professor of Comparative Military History at the Air Command and Staff College located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama


February 9th

Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott

Featuring Dr. Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland