"Seek the Welfare of the City"

"Seek the Welfare of the City" is a two-evening conference sponsored jointly by the Heritage Foundation and the Department of Political Science and Geography. The conference is October 18-19, 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus.

The keynote speaker for Monday evening is Jay Richards, author, producer, and a senior fellow of Seattle-based Discovery Institute, who will talk about, "Why Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough." After a question-and-answer session, there will be a panel discussion with the Rev. Eric Jacobsen, SPU Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry, and Dr. John West, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute. Richards and the panelists will talk about issues related to urban renewal.

Tuesday evening's keynote speaker is Bob Woodson, entrepreneur and activist, who will talk about "Local Institutions and Urban Renewal." Panelists for the roundtable include Jeff Kemp of Stronger Families, and Trent England of The Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010