The final schedule and list of participants are now available for the Tenth Annual Carl B. “Menges Colloquium, “Western Civilization, Diversity, and the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century.”  The three-day event will take place March 30 – April 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, CT and will be co-sponsored by the Churchill Institute. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, one this country’s most prominent public intellectuals, will deliver the keynote address.

The Churchill Institute’s inaugural colloquium will hold four sessions, open to the public, on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Rooms are available at the Hartford Hilton (Phone: 860-728-5151). To book a room, please use conference code TCI to obtain the conference rate. Interested faculty should contact Gregory B. Smith at Interested students should contact Julia Gorka at

Keynote speaker Robert P. George is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the President’s Council on Bioethics, and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and the degree of D.Phil. from Oxford University. In November, 2016, he received the degrees of B.C.L. and D.C.L. from Oxford.