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Upcoming event: Monumental Fights

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Monumental Fights: The Role of Memorials in Civic Life

Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Over the past year, the recently dedicated Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Memorial and the planned Eisenhower Memorial have renewed controversy about the meaning and purpose of public memorials. What do America’s memorials and monuments tell us about our nation and our identity as citizens? How should we memorialize past events and individuals? In this event, co-sponsored by the Program on American Citizenship and the National Civic Art Society, a distinguished panel will address these questions and comment on the MLK and Eisenhower memorials.

Agenda:

9:45 AM: Registration

10:00 AM: Introduction, Gary J. Schmitt, AEI

Panelists:
Bruce Cole, Hudson Institute
Michael J. Lewis, Williams College
Diana Schaub, Loyola University Maryland
Roger Scruton, AEI

Moderator:
Eric Wind, National Civic Art Society

11:30 AM
Adjournment

Register here.

 

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