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March 2019

Conference Call: The Politicization of University Schools of Education

Mar 13, 2019, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join the Martin Center for a discussion about one of the most serious issues in higher education: the politicization of education schools. For more information and to register, please visit our event website:  https://jamesgmartincenter.networkforgood.com/events/11599-conference-call-the-politicization-of-university-schools-of-education

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June 2019

Summer Session with Dr. Samuel J. Abrams

Jun 13, 2019, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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To purchase tickets, please visit https://jamesgmartincenter.networkforgood.com/events/12613-summer-session-with-dr-samuel-j-abrams The Martin Center's annual Summer Session luncheon will be held at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh on Thursday, June 13. Dr. Samuel Abrams, a professor of political science at Sarah Lawrence College, will join us as our keynote speaker! In an October 2018 op-ed piece for The New York Times, Abrams argued that college administrators overwhelmingly align with the left and this ideological imbalance can threaten the free exchange of ideas on campus. A firestorm ensued. Students trashed…

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October 2019

Fourth Annual Policy Banquet featuring Dr. Larry P. Arnn

Oct 17, 2019, 6:00 pm8:30 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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SOLD OUT! To be added to our waiting list, please email Rachel at rlbrady@jamesgmartin.center. "Hillsdale: What college is meant to be" Please join the Martin Center for our Fourth Annual Policy Banquet. We are honored to welcome Dr. Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, as our keynote speaker in 2019. His talk is titled "Hillsdale: What college is meant to be." Hillsdale College holds a unique position among our nation's colleges. It serves as a model of classical liberal arts…

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December 2019

Library Open House

Dec 5, 2019, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
James G. Martin Center, 353 E SIX FORKS RD STE 200
RALEIGH, NC 27609 United States
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Since we opened our library to the public in 2018, our collection has grown tremendously! Please join us for a reception to celebrate our library of journals, essays, government publications, and more than 600 books on higher education. Also, we have many wonderful works that don’t quite fit in our collection, and we’ll be giving these books away to event attendees. Our event lasts from 4:30pm until 6:30pm but feel free to come at any time. Help us determine the…

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Leveling America: Social Justice and Identity in American Higher Education

Dec 6, 2019, 12:30 pm5:00 pm
John Locke Foundation, 4800 Six Forks Road, Suite 220
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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SOLD OUT In partnership with the National Association of Scholars, the Martin Center will present "Leveling America: Social Justice and Identity in American Higher Education," an afternoon-long program featuring speakers, a panel discussion, and a keynote address by Heather Mac Donald. For more information and to register for this free event, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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January 2020

North Carolina Higher Education Stakeholders Luncheon with Dr. Richard Vedder

January 30, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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$10

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

April 20, 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

June 25, 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

July 23, 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

October 1, 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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