The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program was founded in 2010 by a group of Yale undergraduates under the guidance of Professor Donald Kagan. The program officially launched in the spring semester of 2011. Our mission is to promote intellectual diversity on Yale's campus.


The Buckley Program routinely offers:


  • A dynamic speaker series

  • Funded summer internships for undergraduates

  • Firing Line Debates 

  • Multi-day seminars 

  • Annual conferences 

  • Essay contests 


Some of our guests to campus have included Dr. Henry Kissinger, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dr. Ben Carson, and George Will, among many others. 

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Annual Reports 


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