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Tolerance, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society (2016)

Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium, April 14-16, 2016 at the Turning Stone Resort

Topic:  “Tolerance, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society” (2016)

Thursday, April 14, 2016:

Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Richard Erlanger, AHI President

Opening Remarks – Carl B. Menges, AHI Director

AHI Reflections   – Doug Ambrose, AHI Charter Fellow Introduction by Robert Paquette, AHI Charter Fellow

AHI Undergraduate Fellows Recognition – Robert Paquette, AHI Charter Fellow 

Will Swett – AHI Undergraduate Fellow Introduction by Robert Paquette, AHI Charter Fellow

Mike Adamo – AHI Undergraduate Fellow Introduction by Robert Paquette, AHI Charter Fellow

Keynote Address – Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium:  Dr. Roger Pilon Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute and Publisher, Cato Supreme Court Review with Introduction by Chris Hill, AHI Fellow

Text of the Keynote Address – Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium:  Dr. Roger Pilon Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute and Publisher, Cato Supreme Court Review

List of Participants

Readings for Sessions I – VI

Friday, 15, April 2016:  Photos Copyright 2016 Larry A. Rocco Photography Rome, N.Y.

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session I: “Tolerance, Toleration, and the Liberal Tradition”

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session II: “The Open Society:  For and Against” 

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session III: “Marriage and the Obergefell Case:  Majority and Minority Opinions” 

Saturday, April 16, 2016:  Photos Copyright 2016 Larry A. Rocco Photography Rome, N.Y.

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session IV: “The Open Society in the Age of Terror”

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session V:  “The Campus:  Open Curricula; Closing Minds”” 

Panel Discussion with Q&A – Session VI: “Borders:  Bridges, Gates, or Walls?”

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