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CU announces KHIPP schedule

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By Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy will feature discussions on America's fiscal straits, presidential politics and an analysis of the 2008 election during CU's fall semester.

"We have an exciting group of highly intellectual people who will lead the discussions for KHIPP in the fall," said John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, who is the KHIPP founder.

"Discussion will be lively and open, and we invite everyone to attend," he said.

- "Presidential Politics 2008" is the topic for the Thursday, Oct. 23 KHIPP event. Invited guests include: the Hon. Jack Conway, Kentucky's Attorney General, native of Louisville, and graduate of National Law Center at George Washington University; the Hon. Trey Grayson, Kentucky's Secretary of State, fifth generation Kentuckian and lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky; Dr. Wendy Benningfield, associate professor of history at Campbellsville University, and Max Wise, assistant professor of political science at Campbellsville University.

This event will be at 5 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

- On Thursday, Nov. 6, Dr. Doug Bandow, Bastiat Scholar in Free Enterprise, Competitive Enterprise Institute, will discuss "Analysis of the 2008 Election Cycle and Future Implications," at 5 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

Bandow is vice president for policy at Citizen Outreach, a Robert A. Taft Fellow at American Conservative Defense Alliance and a Cobden Fellow in International Economics at the Institute for Policy Invocation.

Chowning said KHIPP is committed to preparing Christian civic and political leaders for the 21st Century.

"A greater awareness of the public policy process and understanding of the numerous issues being debated in our nation is essential for the citizenry as a whole," he said.

All events are free and open to the public.

- Joan C. McKinney is news and publications coordinator at Campbellsville University.