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David Logan has served as Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI since 2003. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Logan clerked for a federal judge and practiced with a major Washington, D.C. law firm, where he represented Native American tribes....

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RWU Expert on Political Conservatism Joins Issue with other Top Thinkers on the Question “Whither Conservatism”

Posted by David Logan on 09/12/2012 at 11:54 AM

RWU Law Prof. Carl Bogus gained national acclaim for his recent biography of conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr.  http://law.rwu.edu/blog/buckley-bio-reviewed-and-admired-widely and now he is participating in a major program at the University of Texas School of Law on the topic of the future of the American conservative movement.  Organized by Sandy Levinson, the Garwood Centennial Chair in Law at UT, leading scholars from across the country will gather in Austin to debate “Wither Conservatism,” a topic made all the more interesting by the prospect of Paul Ryan being elected Vice President.

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                           Professor Carl T. Bogus


Here are the presenters and their topics:

Ken Anderson (American University): The New Class, and Conservative and Liberal Conceptions of Elites

Carl Bogus (Roger Williams): Fighting for the Conservative Banner

Ingrid Creppell (George Washington): Religious Freedom and Anti-Governmentism in Conservative Thought

Gerald Gaus (Arizona): The Role of Conservatism in Securing and Maintaining Just Moral Constitutions

Alan Gilbert (Denver): An etiology of authoritarianism: Schmitt, Strauss, and Bipartisan Commander in Chief Power

John Holbo (National Univ. of Singapore): Liberal, Conservative, Utopian: Political Philosophy and its Missed Contents

Ken Kersch (Boston College): Constitutive Stories About the Common Law in Modern American Conservatism

James Kurth (Swarthmore): A History of Inherent Contradictions: The Origins and End of American Conservatism

Johnathan O’Neill (Georgia Southern): Constitutional Conservatism and American Conservatism