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November 2016

2016 Policy Banquet

Nov 10, 2016, 5:30 pm8:00 pm
Carolina Country Club, 2500 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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$150

Join the Pope Center for its first annual policy banquet on Thursday, November 10th! The policy banquet will be held at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Mike Adams, political columnist and UNC-Wilmington professor. Cocktails will be served from 5:30pm until 6:15pm. Dinner will begin at 6:15pm. Contribution Levels: Host: $1,000 (table for 8) Attend: $150 Please click here to register.  

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January 2017

UNC System Board of Governors Luncheon

Jan 13, 2017, 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Our annual UNC system Board of Governors luncheon will be held at 12PM on Friday, January 13 at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. This year's featured speaker is Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC and contributing editor at National Review Online. Dr. Kurtz will discuss his proposal for state legislation designed to protect free speech on our public university campuses. The event is free, but seating is limited. Please click…

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The Past and Future of Higher Education Reform in North Carolina

Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
John Locke Foundation, 200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Free

  On Monday, January 30 at 12pm, the Shaftesbury Society is hosting a presentation on "The Past and Future of Higher Education Reform in North Carolina," featuring former North Carolina Governor Jim Martin and Martin Center president Jenna Robinson. Admission is free and open to the public! Register here: https://www.johnlocke.org/event/the-past-and-future-of-higher-education-reform-in-north-carolina/  

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June 2017

Martin Center Summer Session

Jun 30, 2017, 11:30 am2:00 pm
Dunhill Hotel, 237 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Our annual summer luncheon will feature Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, and will be held at the Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Friday, June 30. Dr. Wood will discuss Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics, a report published by the National Association of Scholars earlier this year. Making Citizens is a study of a new movement in American higher education designed to transform the teaching of civics, where it came from, and why Americans should be concerned.…

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October 2017

Second Annual Policy Banquet

Oct 11, 2017, 6:00 pm8:30 pm
City Club Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville Street #2800
Raleigh, NC United States
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Join the Martin Center for our annual policy banquet on Wednesday, October 11 at City Club Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina.       Our guest speaker will be Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Shibley's talk will provide insight into due process on campus - a higher education issue that has recently captured national attention.         To purchase tickets or to sponsor entry for a student, select from the…

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January 2018

UNC System Board of Governors Luncheon

January 26, 1:00 pm2:30 pm
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join us on Friday, January 26th in welcoming Dr. James R. Otteson! Dr. Otteson will provide his insight on intellectual diversity in higher education during our annual UNC System Board of Governors Luncheon. Dr. James R. Otteson is the executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and the executive director of the Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest University. Our event will be held at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Friday, January 26th at 1pm. Registration is free and parking will be provided. Click here to RSVP.

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February 2018

The Bennett Hypothesis Turns 30: How Federal Funding Drives Tuition

February 5, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
John Locke Foundation, 200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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In 1987, U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett asserted that increases in federal student aid make it possible for universities to increase tuition. In this presentation, Jenna Robinson will describe her new paper analyzing 30 years of research on that idea, which is now called “The Bennett Hypothesis.” Click here to register. This event is a Shaftesbury Society Presentation. Shaftesbury presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch is not available for purchase at the presentation. You are welcome to bring your…

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March 2018

Martin Center Library Grand Opening

March 29, 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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The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal is opening its library to the public! Join us for our library's grand opening. Nibble on refreshments and look through our expanding collection of publications on higher education. We welcome your recommendations for additions! 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…

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May 2018

Summer Session 2018 – Free Speech on Campus

May 18, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Events! On Front, 130 N Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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Our annual summer luncheon will feature Stanley Kurtz and will be held at Events! On Front in Wilmington, NC on Friday, May 18. Dr. Kurtz will discuss free speech on campus, institutional neutrality, and the policy progress that North Carolina has made on both of these issues. Dr. Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor at National Review Online. His policy proposal (co-authored with Jim Manley and Jonathan Butcher of the Goldwater Institute) served as the model for North Carolina's 2017 campus…

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October 2018

Third Annual Policy Banquet

October 23, 5:30 pm8:00 pm
City Club Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville Street #2800
Raleigh, NC United States
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The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal returns to the City Club Raleigh for its Third Annual Policy Banquet. The banquet, featuring Roger Ream of The Fund for American Studies, will be held on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30pm-8pm. Keynote speaker Roger Ream is the president of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), a nonprofit dedicated to changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Its programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around…

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