Scholar George H. Nash to Speak on American Conservatism

September 27th, 2007

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George Fox University hosts free lecture on “The Intellectual Foundations of Today’s Conservative Movement”

NEWBERG, Ore. (Sept. 26, 2007) – George H. Nash, the author of “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945,” will give a free lecture at George Fox University on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

The lecture, entitled “The Intellectual Foundations of Today’s Conservative Movement,” will be held in the Kershner Lecture Hall of the Hoover Academic Building. The event is sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

An independent scholar, Nash maintains an active schedule of writing and speaking about the history of American conservatism, the life of Herbert Hoover, the education of the Founding Fathers, and other subjects. His articles and reviews have appeared in National Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, and many other publications. He has lectured at the Library of Congress; the National Archives; and at various universities and conferences in the United States and Europe. Three of his lectures have been featured on C-SPAN and he has also been interviewed by National Public Radio and numerous radio stations.

He wrote the first three volumes of the definitive, scholarly biography “The Life of Herbert Hoover.” In 2006, he delivered Hoover-related lectures in Belgium at the invitation of the U.S.

Embassy in Brussels. Nash is currently president of the Philadelphia Society, the nation’s oldest organization of conservative intellectuals. He earned his doctorate in history from Harvard University in 1973. Additional biographical information is available online.

Nash will speak again at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the university’s Hoover Symposium. The all-day symposium is also free to the public and includes lunch for registered guests. To register contact Vetta Berokoff at or 503-554-3899.

George Fox University is a Christian university of the humanities, sciences, and professional studies. It offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, a seminary, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees. More than 3,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem, and Boise centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon.

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