Lecture Series: The Paradoxes of Politics in Colorado Springs


Saturday, January 15
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, 80903

Event Description

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum presents the 2022 lecture series, featuring a wide range of speakers offering diverse perspectives and unique insights on Pikes Peak regional history.


Despite being known as the “Evangelical Vatican,” there is more to the politics of Colorado Springs. Social, economic and defense-related factions of modern conservatism have a significant presence in the city, leading to unusual controversies among them and with the city’s progressive citizens. Join Joshua Dunn, UCCS Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, for an exploration of paradoxes that reveal the more complicated nature of Colorado Springs’ politics.


Dr. Joshua Dunn (PhD University of Virginia) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He has research and teaching interests in public law, education policy, and political theory. His books include Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins, From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: The Judiciary’s Role in American Education, and Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University. He also writes a quarterly article on law and education for the journal Education Next. Previously he taught at the College of William & Mary and was a fellow in contemporary history, public policy, and American politics at the Miller Center of Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For 2022, we are thrilled to return to an in-person format. Out of an abundance of caution, we are limiting the number of attendees to allow for the social distancing according to CDC guidelines. While the series is free, reservations are required. Reservations for each lecture will open two weeks in advance of the program. When you arrive for a lecture, we will have a check-in process for registered guests and provide guidance on where to sit in the Division 1 Courtroom. Masks are strongly encouraged.

If you cannot join us for the in-person program, a recording of the lecture will be available the week after the event to watch at cspm.org/lecture series. Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we reserve the right to move the lecture to a virtual format. Please check www.cspm.org/lectureseries for any updates.



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