Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location:

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

Details:

"What's So Great About America"

As in the book of the same name, Dinesh D'Souza gives his most auto-biographical talk about how America has changed both his own life and the history of the world. America's principles, systems of government, and value of individual rights has made it into the most prosperous and powerful nation. This talk is a fascinating look at what makes America so great.

About the Speaker

Dinesh D'Souza portraitDinesh D’Souza served as president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as the John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and as a Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Illiberal Education, What’s So Great About America, What’s So Great about Christianity, Life after Death: The Evidence, and The Roots of Obama’s Rage, the basis for the film 2016:Obama’s America. His latest book is Godforsaken. His articles have appeared in nearly all major magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, National Review and Forbes.

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. — Doors open
  • 6 p.m. — Presentation
  • 7 p.m. — Reception

Registration Information

Registration is now closed as we have reached the maximum number of reservations for this event. Please visit our webcast page after the event to view a recording of the presentation.

Driving Directions and Parking Information

From the North (Los Angeles, La Jolla)

  • Use I-5 (South), exit at Sea World Drive and Tecolote Road.
  • Turn Left on Tecolote Road.Right on Morena Blvd.
  • Left on Napa Street to Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the South (Downtown, Convention Center)

  • Use I-5 (North) to I-8 (East) and exit at the first exit, Morena Blvd.
  • Follow Morena Blvd, and bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 1st stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

From the East

  • Use I-8 (West), exit at Morena Blvd.Bear right onto Linda Vista Road.
  • Make a left at the 2nd stoplight on Linda Vista Road onto Marian Way, USD's West Entrance.
  • Stop at the entry kiosk to obtain a parking permit.
  • Take first left after security booth and enter the West Parking Structure.
  • Visitors may take the event tram to the venue, or walk up the hill.
  • If you prefer to walk, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a five-minute walk up the hill and is the first building on your right.

About the Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

Established by longtime La Jolla resident and civic activist Joan E. Bowes, the speaker series was created to promote the open exchange of ideas and to inspire law students and other members of the San Diego community. Bearing the name of James Madison—fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution"—this annual series brings distinguished speakers from the fields of law, diplomacy, government and politics to the University of San Diego.

Contact:

Tara Murphy
taramurphy@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2297