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 … Continue reading "Political Reality on North Carolina Campuses: Examining Policy Debates and Forums with Diverse Viewpoints webinar"
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 … Continue reading "How Diversity Efforts Can Threaten Free Speech"
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 … Continue reading "In Praise of “Safe Spaces”: Balancing Academic Freedom and Wokeness"
On Thursday, October 7th, join the Martin Center as we welcome author and Asian-American activist Kenny Xu for a virtual talk entitled "Asian-Americans and Meritocracy: Why They Succeed, and Why the Woke Can't Stand Them." Xu's presentation is the first in the Martin Center's bi-monthly series of talks with authors of books about higher education. … Continue reading "Education Book Discussion featuring Kenny Xu"
The Martin Center will hold its annual policy banquet on Friday, October 29th—this year featuring Professor Gail Heriot—to discuss the "dubious expediency" of racial preferences. Tickets are available now! The event is based on ideas discussed in a book of the same name. You may find A Dubious Expediency: How Racial Preferences Damage … Continue reading "Dubious Expediencies: How Short-term Thinking on Race Has Caused Long-term Problems in Higher Education"
On Thursday, December 2nd, join the Martin Center as we welcome author and Associate Director of the Arete Initiative John Rose for a virtual talk on his book Until Our Minds Rest in Thee: Open-Mindedness, Intellectual Diversity, and the Christian Life. Rose's presentation is the second in the Martin Center’s bi-monthly series of talks with authors … Continue reading "Education Book Discussion Featuring John Rose"
Mark Bauerlein Mark Bauerlein joins the Martin Center on Thursday, February 10th for a presentation about how the growth of students' power and moral authority on campus has led to both a decline in academic rigor and the elevation of social justice in American higher education. Bauerlein argues that the fault lies not with the … Continue reading "Millennials Are Dangerous, and We Made Them This Way"
On Wednesday, February 23, the Martin Center welcomes Dr. Mary Grabar to discuss her latest book, Debunking The 1619 Project: Exposing the Plan to Divide America. In her book, Grabar, shows just how full of flat-out lies, distortions, and noxious propaganda the “1619 Project” really is. It is essential reading for every concerned parent, citizen, … Continue reading "Education Book Discussion Featuring Mary Grabar"
On Thursday, May 26th, the Martin Center will host a webinar with its director of editorial content, George Leef, to discuss his first novel, The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale. A Q&A session for attendees will follow the presentation. The novel’s setting is the American political scene in the near future. The country has been … Continue reading "Education Book Discussion Featuring George Leef"
William A. Jacobson joins the Martin Center on Thursday, June 23rd for a talk about the ideology of critical race theory and how to curb its influence on higher education policy. The presentation will take place during a luncheon at the Carolina Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. William Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of … Continue reading "The Fight Against Critical Race Theory Is A Fight For National Survival"