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Rochester Institute of Technology
Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty

6th Annual Symposium

Wednesday March 30th 2022:

Free Speech and Inclusion on Campus: Can We Have Both?

Featuring: Nadine Strossen, JD and a panel discussion with members of the RIT Community.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Venue: RIT Campus, Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium

Admission is free and registration is required.
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Mission Statement

The Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty (Center) located at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will enhance the understanding of statesmanship as the apex of political greatness and explore its role in a free, democratic republic under the rule of law. The non-partisan Center will support scholarship, teaching, research, and student-centered learning related to statesmanship, liberty, and constitutionalism as they pertain primarily to the American regime. It will consider the interplay between America’s political culture and its leaders, ideas, and institutions. It will explore those cultural forces that may aid or impair statesmanship in our time. Programming will engage a broad community of students (including high school and college students), citizens, scholars, teachers, professionals, and public officials.


The center has been formed to promote an understanding of the crucial role of statesmanship in founding, perpetuating, and enhancing a free society under the rule of law. As the Founders of the American republic well realized, this aim depends upon the ability to cultivate both responsible citizens and statespeople capable of meeting future political, economic, and social challenges. The Center understands the concept of statesmanship as a universal norm that is inclusive of race, gender, creed, and color. It will consider the meaning of political greatness and assess critically norms used to evaluate past, present, and future political leadership.

The Center will provide a central location for the study of statesmanship; provide resources and support for faculty and students engaged in the study, research, and writing on statesmanship; conduct colloquia, workshops, and seminars that enrich the public’s understanding of statesmanship; work with students and programs to facilitate and coordinate research projects on statesmanship; and, provide outreach and educational opportunities to civic leaders, professionals, and secondary level school teachers and students for learning about statesmanship.