(’76 Editor) This week Centennial Institute officially begins its second year. We’re working to become known in Colorado and nationally as the open forum where current issues are tested against timeless principles.

Our Spring 2010 events calendar features topics from drug policy to mobility strategies to the Christian testimony of an ex-Muslim terrorist. We’ll also feature Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute on capitalism in crisis, Douglas Bruce on taxpayer protection in Colorado, and Michael Poliakoff on the classical legacy of Vergil.

The full schedule, confirmed with a few exceptions, is below. There’s no charge for these events, but space is limited, so you will need to reserve early.

For reservations, email Centennial@ccu.edu or call 303.963.3424.

Wednesday, February 17, 7pm
CCU Music Center
Debate: “Why Not Legalize All Marijuana?”
State Rep. Tom Massey, State Sen. Sean Mitchell,
DA Carol Chambers, Attorney Jessica Corry
Monday, February 22, 7pm
CCU Business School 101
Issue Monday: “Mobility Solutions for Colorado”
Randal O’Toole, Author of “Gridlock”
Wednesday, March 3, 12 noon
CCU Dining Commons Annex
Luncheon Briefing: “Confronting Radical Islam”
Tawfik Hamid, Author of “The Roots of Jihad”
Monday, March 15, 7pm
CCU Beckman Center 202
Issue Monday: “Vergil’s Epic of Western Civilization”
Dr. Michael Poliakoff, Former Academic VP, University of Colorado
Friday, March 19, 730am
Brown Palace Hotel
Policy Breakfast: “Reviving Democratic Capitalism”
Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, April 7, 12 noon
CCU Dining Commons Annex
Luncheon Briefing: “From Muslim Terrorist to Christian Believer”
Kamal Saleem, Author of “The Blood of Lambs”
Wednesday, April 14, 7pm
CCU Music Center
Lecture: “Defending Liberty”
Wayne LaPierre, President, National Rifle Association (invited)
Monday, April 19, 7pm
CCU Beckman Center 202
Issue Monday: “Taxpayer Protection in Colorado, 1985-2010”
Douglas Bruce, Author of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights