Christian Scholars' Conference: John Dean

Christian Scholars' Conference: John Dean is in the past.

The 33rd annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference hosted by Lipscomb University on June 6-8, will bring more than 500 theologians and faith leaders from almost 100 different universities to participate in 92 paper, panel or performance sessions exploring the theme “Crisis in Ethics: theology, business, law and the liberal and fine arts.”

Four conference events are free and open to the general public and one ticketed event exploring aspects of ethics and theology will be open to the public during the course of the conference.

For a full schedule of the conference and information on registration, go to

Keynote Speaker:
John Dean, "The Ethical Legacy of Watergate"

Saturday, June 8
10:45 a.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium
Book signing at 12:15 p.m.

A short five years after completing his J.D. from Georgetown University, John Dean had served as chief minority counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, associate director of a law reform commission and associate deputy attorney general of the US. In 1970, Dean became the Counsel to President Nixon, and his involvement in the Watergate scandal earned him four months in jail and changed both him and American legal ethics.

Afterwards, he worked for a time as a private investment banker before devoting his time to lecturing and writing, primarily on law, government and ethics. Blind Ambition and Lost Honor deal directly with Watergate while other titles look at legal ethics more broadly. Dean’s latest book, Broken Government, argues that the three branches of government have all failed to function as the Constitution intended.