U of MN presenting series that will feature conservatives

In a welcomed nod to the importance of diversity of thought, the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance is hosting a series of discussions that will “highlight prominent conservative thinkers and public officials from a variety of policy areas and backgrounds.”

Titled “Conservative Voices at the Humphrey School,” the series will first feature Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of the National Review, who will discuss ways to restore college campuses as a place where wide-ranging debate can occur.

The lack of right-of-center professors on University campuses limits the range of ideas explored, stifles debate, and may discourage students from articulating and pursuing conservative ideas. One promising approach to restoring balance is to build within universities programs and centers devoted to exploring the key questions of social and political life without ruling out conservative answers. Their purpose is to intentionally create places for wide-ranging debate. Join us for a discussion with Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of the National Review, as he makes the case for restoring intellectual diversity on University campuses. Former Congressman Vin Weber and Professor Larry Jacobs will moderate.

The event will be held Wednesday, June 14 from 12pm-1pm at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and will be available to view virtually via Zoom.

Admission is free, but registration is required.