Today: Tocqueville Project Undergraduate Research Panel Discussion

On Monday, September 14 at 8:00PM CST, the Tocqueville Project will be hosting a panel discussion on undergraduate research and writing. Our panel of experts will talk about the characteristics of good academic scholarship and what undergraduates can do to start down the path of advancing knowledge in their field through scholarly discourse.

To facilitate and maximize participation, the panel discussion will be conducted over Skype. To participate, please email us at and we can provide you with instructions on how to join.

Our panelists will include James Harrigan (Strata / Utah State), Jordan Ballor (Acton Institute), and Crawford Crews (UNO / Tocqueville Project):

  • James Harrigan is Director of Academic Programs at Strata, in Logan Utah, and is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University. Dr. Harrigan taught at the collegiate level for a number of years, became Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies. He has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and a host of other outlets. His current work focuses on political economy, public policy, and political philosophy.
  • Jordan Ballor is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012), and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church’s Social Witness (Christian’s Library Press, 2010). He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.
  • Crawford Crews received his MA in philosophy from Georgia State University and serves as a discussion leader for the Tocqueville Project’s high-school dual-enrollment program.

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