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September 2014

Entrepreneurial Mindset: Your Key to the Future

Sep 16, 2014, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
Fayetteville State University, SBE Room 207

Join us for this event and learn how you too can be a successful entrepreneur! Featuring Magatte Wade and Michael Strong. Co-sponsored with Fayetteville State University.      

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October 2014

Teacher Quality Luncheon

Oct 24, 2014, 8:00 am5:00 pm
Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality, will speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Pope Center.

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February 2015

Private Funding, Public Debate: Reviving the Spirit of Inquiry in Higher Education

Feb 5, 2015, 5:00 pm6:30 pm
Hayek Auditorium Washington, DC United States + Google Map

Featuring C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University; Christopher Hill, Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization; John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation; and Jay Schalin, Director of Policy Analysis, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute. Colleges often seem hostile to, or at least uninterested in, Western civilization, free markets, and…

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April 2015

Foundational Skills and Knowledge: A Dialogue on General Education at UNC-Chapel Hill

Apr 15, 2015, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
UNC-CH Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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On Wednesday, April 15, the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and UNC-Chapel Hill's College of Arts and Sciences will present a panel discussion on general education. The discussion will address the importance of general education at institutions of higher learning, how to design a strong general education program, and the desired impacts that such a program will have on students, faculty, and administrators. Panelists include Dr. Mark Katz, Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director of the…

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July 2015

Milton Friedman Legacy Day

Jul 31, 2015, 11:30 am2:00 pm
Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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Please join the Pope Center in celebrating the life and legacy of economist Milton Friedman on his 103rd birthday! We are honored that Isaac M. Morehouse, founder and CEO of Praxis, will give a talk entitled "Competition Makes Everything Better: Innovation beats politics in higher education reform." Tickets are $30 per guest. Please note that the portion of the ticket price that qualifies as a charitable contribution and tax-deductible is $5.

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October 2015

Decline of the English Department luncheon

Oct 5, 2015, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
John Locke Foundation, 200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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In this presentation, Jay Schalin, author of a new report, "The Decline of the English Department," will discuss trends in English degree requirements, politicized course offerings, one-sided faculty research, declining enrollment and more.

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Garden Reception

Oct 15, 2015, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Please join us for a garden reception in support of The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy at the home of Garland and Greyson Tucker.

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June 2016

Pope Center Higher Education Policy Conference Call

Jun 30, 2016, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Join Pope Center president Jenna A. Robinson to discuss the major issues on campuses today, the state of the UNC system, and higher education bills that the NC General Assembly is considering. Details to call in will be emailed to you after you register. Register Now

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July 2016

Milton Friedman Legacy Day Luncheon

Jul 29, 2016, 11:30 am2:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion Carriage House, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27415 United States
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1988 --- Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman --- Image by © Ed Kashi/CORBIS Join us for lunch at the Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro, NC on Friday, July 29th to celebrate the life and legacy of Milton Friedman! Dr. Bruce Caldwell, director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University, will give a speech entitled "Fighting the Decline in the History of Economics: How Will Students Today Learn about Milton Friedman?" Blandwood Mansion staff will offer brief historical…

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September 2016

Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

Sep 26, 2016, 4:00 pm5:30 pm
UNC-CH Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Raphael, School of Athens, 1509-1511   The right to seek truth, wherever the investigation may lead, has come to be known in higher education as academic freedom. But academic freedom means different things to different people, and what it should and should not protect are constantly being redefined by competing stakeholders. On Monday, September 26, Dr. John K. Wilson of the American Association of University Professors and the Pope Center's director of policy analysis Jay Schalin will debate the proper…

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