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D A K O TA S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y : FORUM ON HISTORY A ND ETHICS “The Essence of Freedom: Liberty from the Ancient Greeks to the American Founding” Dr. Bradley J. Birzer of Hillsdale College T H U R S D AY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 B E ACO M I NST I T U T E O F T ECH N O LO G Y M A D I SO N, SO U T H DA KOTA C O M M U N I T Y R E C E P T I O N 6 : 0 0 P. M . F O R U M P R E S E N TA T I O N 7 : 0 0 P. M . Bradley J. Birzer is the Russell Kirk Chair in American History at Hillsdale College in Michigan. Co-founder of The Imaginative Conservative website, Birzer is author of several books, including Russell Kirk: American Conservative and American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll. He and family divide their time between Michigan and South Dakota. ABOUT THE FORUM ON HISTORY AND ETHICS History matters. Morality matters. The long tradition of human thought and behavior is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of ideas. Yes, DSU is an institution best known for its computing related courses and technological advances. But DSU is also wise enough, aware enough, to see that we cannot fully understand the computing revolution unless we can place it in context: What does history tell us? What does moral reflection provide? How can we reach from the Ancients to the Moderns, or the American Founding to the Computer Age? What is right and wrong about our world and our behavior, understood in the long tradition of human thought about history and ethics? And so, here at Dakota State, we’re launching this new Forum on History and Ethics—a program to bring to South Dakota nationally significant thinkers to speak on the fundamental questions of our time.