Should We Cancel Identity Politics?

November 15-16, 2019
Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

Students and professors will gather in Fort Worth, Texas, to explore the pros and cons of diversity and identity politics.

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Featured speakers

Amy Wax (Keynote Speaker)

Amy L. Wax, the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaches remedies, conservative political and legal thought, social welfare law and policy, and the law and economics of work and family.   A graduate of Yale College, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia Law School, she served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice from 1988 to 1994, where she argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court.  She has published widely in law reviews and journals of opinion, including the Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, Commentary, Academic Questions, American Affairs, National Affairs, The New Criterion, National Review, and First Things.  She is the author of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies (2009 Hoover Press).

Kevin Williamson

Kevin D. Williamson is the roving correspondent for National Review and the author of The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in an Age of Mob Politics.

Elizabeth Corey

Elizabeth Corey is an associate professor of Political Science at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, where she also serves as director of the Honors Program. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education and National Affairs, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. She received a bachelor’s in Classics from Oberlin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Art History and Political Science from Louisiana State University. She was the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2018-19 academic year.

Molly McGrath

Dr Molly Brigid McGrath is Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She focuses on Husserlian phenomenology, Aristotle, social ontology and also enjoys writing philosophical movie reviews. Before earning her masters and doctoral degrees in philosophy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., she studied politics, philosophy, and economics as an undergraduate.

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