The Cliff Effect
UCCS' Center for the Study of Government and the Individual presented The Cliff Effect: The precipice awaiting Colorado higher education. Our keynote speakers were President Tony Kinkel, Pikes Peak Community College and Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The presenters focused on the difficulties that higher education is and will be facing in the midst of all the budget cuts we're facing.
C.S. Lewis on Power and Politics
This lecture took place on October 20th, 2009. In it, Dr. Michael Ward, Lewis scholar and author, outlined Lewis's understanding of the relationship between hierarchy, equality, and power. Dr. Ward demonstrated that Lewis thought hierarchy and equality, tradition and liberal democracy were reconcilable ideas for using and constraining political power. The lecture was presented by The John Jay Institute, in conjunction with The Center for the Study of Government and the Individual (CSGI) and the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS).
Free People, Free Markets
This was an evening spent with America's founding principles, a time to get reacquainted with freedom's fundamentals. The quarterly FPFM (Free People, Free Markets) series is a shock course in political economy. Past seminars have focused on the political part of political economy. The July 14th seminar focused on the economy part of political economy.