Schedule - Friday, February 8, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction of Speakers - Dr. Charles W. Dunn

9:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

First Session Panel Discussion – Main Theatre

Kiron K. Skinner - "Grappling with the American Creed: Ronald Reagan and the Twentieth Century Ideological Struggle"

Paul G. Kengor - "Focus of Evil: A 30-Year Retrospective on Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire Speech"

Elizabeth E. Spalding - "From World War to Cold War: How Faith and Freedom Shaped America's Role in the World"

Richard M. Gamble - "A Tale of Two Cities on the Hill: Exceptionalism and Biblical Rhetoric from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama"

10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK – Theatre Lobby

10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

First Panel Discussion continues with Q & A – Main Theatre

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


1:20 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Second Session Panel Discussion – Main Theatre

Thomas S. Kidd - "Great Pillars of Human Happiness: How Religion Has Framed America's National Experience"

Daniel L. Dreisbach - "The Sacred Sounds of Scripture in Presidential Discourse: How Presidents Have Used the Bible"

Martin J. Medhurst - "Religious Rhetoric and the Presidency: Lessons from George Washington to Barrack Obama

Gary S. Smith - "The Uses and Abuses of Religious Rhetoric from George Washington to Barack Obama"

2:55 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

BREAK – Theatre Lobby

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Second Panel Discussion continues with Q & A – Main Theatre

Speakers mingle with audience members at close of symposium as time allows.