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January 2020

North Carolina Higher Education Stakeholders Luncheon with Dr. Richard Vedder

Jan 30, 2020, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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Dr. Richard Vedder, author of the book Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, will be our keynote speaker. For more details and to register, visit our event website: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/NCHESL

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April 2020

Role of the University: COVID-19 Research, Changing Paradigms, Campus Culture

Apr 20, 2020, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

On Monday, April 20, Professor Mark McNeilly of the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business and Martin Center president Jenna A. Robinson will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on higher education students and faculty, research efforts that are underway on several state campuses, and how we ensure that whether in times of trial or tranquility, universities remain havens for free expression and constructive dialogue. WATCH: Live on the John Locke Foundation's Facebook page.

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June 2020

Free Expression and Constructive Dialogue at UNC-Chapel Hill

Jun 25, 2020, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Please join the Martin Center for a virtual version of our annual Summer Session event on Thursday, June 25! This year, our event will include a presentation from UNC professors Jennifer Larson and Mark McNeilly on freedom of expression and constructive dialogue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the Spring of 2019, Jennifer and Mark (as well as UNC professor Timothy Ryan) were eager to better understand students' experiences with free speech and constructive dialogue at…

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July 2020

“Bolstering the Board” Webinar

Jul 23, 2020, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

On Thursday, July 23, Martin Center director of policy analysis Jay Schalin will discuss his latest report, Bolstering the Board: Trustees Are Academia's Best Hope for Reform. A Q&A session for registered attendees will follow. From the report's executive summary: "Reform cannot be expected to happen in a broad-based, organic fashion from within. The incentives are such that those who see the need for reform put their careers at peril for speaking out. The psychological phenomenon known as 'groupthink' is…

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October 2020

Getting Online Education Right

Oct 1, 2020, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Please join the Martin Center via Zoom for "Getting Online Education Right" on Thursday, October 1. This panel discussion features leaders in higher education. Our panelists include Catherine Truitt, Chancellor of Western Governors University North Carolina. Chancellor Catherine Truitt joined WGU North Carolina after serving as Associate Vice President of University and P–12 Partnerships at UNC General Administration. Prior to that, Catherine served as Senior Education Advisor to Governor Pat McCrory. In this role, she worked to ensure all North…

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November 2020

Fifth Annual Policy Banquet featuring Dr. Wilfred McClay

Nov 12, 2020, 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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You are invited to join the Martin Center for its Fifth Annual Policy Banquet! Virtual tickets are still available. Featuring Dr. Wilfred McClay, author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story Dr. McClay's talk is entitled “The Role of History in Educating Citizens.” Thursday, November 12, 2020 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. The Carolina Country Club 2500 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our dinner capacity is limited to…

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January 2021

Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance

January 14, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Dr. Donald Downs, Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science Emeritus and affiliate professor of law and journalism emeritus at the University of Wisconsin‐​Madison, will discuss his latest book, Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance, on January 14 from 12PM - 1:30PM. Register for the Zoom webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C2LCdHJeTSKoqsPpL6zpIA Dr. Downs is lead faculty advisor to the Free Speech and Open Inquiry Project of the Institute for Humane Studies in Washington, D.C. He has won…

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February 2021

Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints webinar

February 18, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Join the Martin Center on Thursday, February 18th for a webinar on a forthcoming report by Dr. George R. La Noue entitled,  "Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints." Dr. La Noue will present, followed by commentators UNC political science professor Dr. Sarah Treul and UNC Board of Governors member David Powers. The webinar will end with a Q&A session for attendees. Please click here to register for the webinar.  Dr. George R. La…

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May 2021

How Diversity Efforts Can Threaten Free Speech

May 13, 2:30 pm4:00 pm

Join the Martin Center on Thursday, May 13 at 2:30PM for a panel discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs on college campuses and the threats they may pose to freedom of speech. Click here to register. Our panelists: Jeanette Doran, President of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law. Ms. Doran has served as President and General Counsel of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law since returning to the Institute to reorganize and restart the organization in…

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July 2021

In Praise of “Safe Spaces”: Balancing Academic Freedom and Wokeness

July 15, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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Dr. Michael C. Munger Dr. Michael C. Munger, Duke University professor of political science and director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, will be our featured speaker at this year's Summer Session luncheon! Join us at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, July 15th for Dr. Munger's talk on campus safe spaces. Dr. Munger will argue that Freedom of Association is the key to protecting academic freedom on "woke" college campuses. To learn more about Dr.…

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