We are pleased to announce the theme for the Helm’s School of Government’s annual policy conference: Promise of the Declaration: Building on the Legacy of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Happiness." In our Declaration of Independence, America’s Founders put to paper words that expressed the fundamental desire of a freedom-loving people yearning for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our Founders’ vision arose from their understanding that our natural rights come not from monarchs, principalities, or governments, but from God and from their understanding that these rights could only be guaranteed through a system based upon self-government, free enterprise, and the Rule of Law. Sponsored by the Helms School of Government and the Journal of Statesmanship & Public Policy, this conference will focus on both the legacy and the future of this bold promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
LEGAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
- Economic Policy & Regulatory Burden
- Federalism & Separation of Powers
- Community & Grassroots Action
- Congressional Delegation of Authority to Administrative Agencies
UPHOLDING LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
- Cultural & Social Challenges
- Freedom of Speech & Technology Challenges in a Digital Age
- Rule of Law, Transparency & Accountabiity FOREIGN POLICY & INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
- Military and Diplomacy
- Genocide in International Contexts
- Religious Liberty and Respect for Freedom of Religion
- Global Economic and Legal Challenges
- September 15, 2022: Abstract submission opens
- December 15, 2022: Abstract submission closes
- February 13, 2023: Paper submission closes
- Public Policy Conference: April 12 -14
To submit an abstract of a paper which will be presented as a paper at the Conference in April 2023, please submit an abstract of the Paper via the Scholars Crossing portal at submission link
Note: we are accepting abstract proposals for both in-person and online presentations/papers.
Please email HSOGConference@liberty.edu with any questions.