Watergate prosecution witness to speak at Lipscomb conference

John Dean, of Watergate renown, will speak June 8 at Lipscomb University’s Christian Scholars’ Conference.

Dean was the former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon and key witness for the prosecution before the Senate Watergate Committee and the Watergate trials.

Dean will be one of three keynote speakers at the 33rd annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference (CSC), to be held June 6-8. He will speak on “The Ethical Legacy of Watergate” on Saturday, June 8, at 10:45 a.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. A book-signing will follow at 12:15 p.m.

“Crisis in Ethics: theology, business, law and the law and liberal and fine arts” is the conference theme. Other speakers include theologian Charles Mathewes, who will speak on the “The Future of Political Theology,” and David Miller, founding director of Princeton University’s Faith & Work Initiative.

Historically, the conference has drawn more than 500 theologians and scholars. Keynote sessions are free to the public.