NCAS to Co-Host Panel on the Role of Memorials in Civic Life

On May 18, 2012, the National Civic Art Society and AEI’s Program on American Citizenship will be hosting a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on “Monumental Fights: The Role of Memorials in Civic Life.”  The event is free, but you must register to attend.

If you can not attend, you can watch the event live on AEI’s website.

Details below:

Over the past year, the recently dedicated Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Memorial and the planned Eisenhower Memorial have renewed controversy about the meaning and purpose of public memorials. What do America’s memorials and monuments tell us about our nation and our identity as citizens? How should we memorialize past events and individuals? In this event, co-sponsored by the Program on American Citizenship and the National Civic Art Society, a distinguished panel will address these questions and comment on the MLK and Eisenhower memorials.

Agenda

9:45 AM
Registration

10:00 AM
Introduction:
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI

Panelists:
Bruce Cole, Hudson Institute
Michael J. Lewis, Williams College
Diana Schaub, Loyola University Maryland
Roger Scruton, AEI

Moderator:
Eric Wind, National Civic Art Society

11:30 AM
Adjournment

Location:

AEI, Twelfth Floor, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Two blocks from Farragut North Metro)

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