"Our Choice Today: Bureaucratic Despotism or the Constitution" is an online town hall brought to you by Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. The town hall
will air as a live, interactive webcast on January 28, 2012. During
the live webcast you will be able to ask questions of our speakers.
Archived recordings of the event will be available after the event, also accessible after registering in the yellow box to the right.
Instructions for Viewing Webcast
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Webcast Schedule |
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EST)
||“How the Federal Bureaucracy
Undermines American Liberty”
The Honorable Mike Lee
U.S. Senator from Utah
|11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
||“Is There a Place for Independent
Regulatory Agencies in the Constitution?”
Assistant Professor of Politics
|12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
||Break (Kirby Center Video)
|1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
||“How Did the Fourth Branch of
Government Come to Be?”
Ronald J. Pestritto
Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
||"Returning to the Constitution"
Larry P. Arnn
Larry P. Arnn
Dr. Larry Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He
received his B.A. from Arkansas State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D.
in government from the Claremont Graduate School. Formerly the director
of research for Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston
Churchill, at Worcester College, Oxford University, Dr. Arnn was from
1985-2000 president of the Claremont Institute. He is author of Liberty
and Learning: The Evolution of American Education and The Founders' Key:
The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the
Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It.
Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto
Dr. R.J. Pestritto is the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the
American Constitution, Associate Professor of Politics, and Dean of the
Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College. He also is senior
fellow with Hillsdale's Kirby Center. Having earned his B.A. at the
Claremont McKenna College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science
from the Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Pestritto is Senior Fellow
at the Claremont Institute, and an Academic Fellow of the Foundation for
Defense of Democracies. He is author or editor of seven books, including
Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism and American
Progressivism: A Reader.
Dr. Kevin Portteus
Dr. Kevin Portteus is Assistant Professor of Politics at Hillsdale
College, and faculty adviser for the Washington-Hillsdale Internship
Program. He earned his B.A. at Ashland University, and his M.A. and
Ph.D. in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the
University of Dallas. Previously he taught at Belmont Abbey College near
Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas.
Recently he completed a book manuscript, Executive Details: Public
Administration and American Constitutionalism, publication of which is
Honorable Mike Lee Senator Mike Lee represents Utah as the state's
16th Senator. A national advocate for our founding constitutional
principles, he supports efforts to regain fiscal responsibility,
individual liberty, and economic prosperity. He is a member of the
Judiciary Committee, Foreign Relations Committee, Joint Economic
Committee, and also serves as ranking member of the Antitrust,
Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee. Prior to his
election to the U.S. Senate in 2010, he practiced law in distinguished
public and private capacities, and served as clerk to Supreme Court
Justice Samuel Alito. Senator Lee earned a B.S. in Political Science
from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Brigham Young University
School of Law.
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