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Speech Feb. 6 at Pinery by visiting professor in CU-Boulder conservative diversity program

Professor Francis Beckwith.
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       Professor Francis Beckwith, this year's CU-Boulder Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, will speak at the Pinery at the Hill events center, 775 W. Bijou St., Monday, Feb. 6.
       Scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m., the event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are requested at http://www.cvent.com/events/ visiting-scholar-on-conservative-thought-policy-luncheon/event-summary- ada5ba46a63e49c28d5e6530676fd948.aspx. (Note: Delete spaces if pasting as a url.)
       According to a press release, “Beckwith will discuss why all Americans - conservatives, liberals, and progressives - should support the traditional ideals of freedom of speech, religion and association, and why we should resist efforts to limit those freedoms.”
       Beckwith, a professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University, was appointed to his current post by CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano for the 2016-17 school year.
       According to the CU website, the visiting conservative scholar program was started in 2013 “as a way to promote intellectual diversity on the CU-Boulder campus,” and it is now formally part of the Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences.
       A CU website posting after Beckwith was hired last year states that, “in addition to teaching two philosophy classes each semester, Beckwith will foster discussion by hosting public events in the campus community and around the state. He plans to continue the tradition of bringing speakers to campus 'who can help advance our public conversations' on important issues of the day.”

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(Posted 1/31/17; Politics: (Talks/Meetings)

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