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2019 EVENTS

Ninth Annual Conference

Friday, November 1, 2019 

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August Seminar with Robert Bartlett on Aristotle

Monday, August 19th, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Upcoming Events
COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Howard Forman
Wed, Apr 01
Zoom Webinar
Apr 01, 4:30 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar
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Seminar with Mark Mills
Fri, Apr 03
Location is TBD
Apr 03, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location is TBD
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Talk with Arthur Brooks on "The Art of Happiness"
Mon, Apr 06
Location is TBD
Apr 06, 4:30 PM
Location is TBD
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Seminar with Judge Jose Cabranes
Tue, Apr 07
Location is TBD
Apr 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location is TBD
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Firing Line Debate on Student Loans
Tue, Apr 21
Location is TBD
Apr 21, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location is TBD
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Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion
Sat, May 23
The Study at Yale
May 23, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Study at Yale, 1157 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion
Sat, May 30
The Study at Yale
May 30, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Study at Yale, 1157 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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August Seminar on Shakespeare's Depiction of Rome
Mon, Aug 24
William F. Buckley, Jr. Program Office
Aug 24, 10:00 AM – Aug 26, 3:30 PM
William F. Buckley, Jr. Program Office , 234 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
with Professor Vickie Sullivan of Tufts University
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Sixth Annual Disinvitation Dinner
Tue, Nov 17
New York City
Nov 17, 6:00 PM
New York City, New York, NY, USA
Featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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A Conversation with Michael Lewis on Art History at Yale
Wed, Mar 25
Zoom Webinar
Mar 25, 4:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
Now happening electronically over Zoom!
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Spring Break Seminar: Free Market Fairness
Mon, Mar 09
234 Church St, 7th Fl, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Mar 09, 10:00 AM – Mar 11, 3:30 PM
234 Church St, 7th Fl, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
with John Tomasi from Brown University
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Firing Line Debate on Fossil Fuels Divestment
Wed, Mar 04
WLH 119
Mar 04, 4:30 PM
WLH 119, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Featuring Nick Loris and Tim Weiskel
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Lecture by Michael Pillsbury on China
Mon, Feb 24
WLH 208
Feb 24, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
WLH 208, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Firing Line Debate on Immigration
Thu, Feb 20
WLH 208
Feb 20, 4:30 PM
WLH 208, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Featuring David Azerrad and Alex Nowrasteh
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Lecture by Rich Lowry on "The Case for Nationalism"
Thu, Feb 13
WLH 208
Feb 13, 4:30 PM
WLH 208, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Free and open to the public.
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Seminar with Carlos Eire
Mon, Feb 10
Location is TBD
Feb 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location is TBD
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Seminar with Jonathan Wharton on "Backyard Politics: Why State and Local Affairs Matter"
Wed, Feb 05
Location is TBD
Feb 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location is TBD
While international and national politics receive the most attention, state and local concerns are often overlooked by media and voters. Individuals and organized groups especially can and have the most impact in resolving local concerns. How you and others can be a part of community level politics.
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Firing Line Debate on Syria Featuring Ambassador Robert Ford and Mona Yacoubian
Mon, Jan 27
WLH 208
Jan 27, 4:30 PM
WLH 208, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Seminar with Richard Brookhiser
Wed, Jan 15
Location is TBD
Jan 15, 6:00 PM
Location is TBD
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January Seminar with Clifford Orwin on Thucydides
Thu, Jan 09
234 Church St, 7th Fl, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Jan 09, 10:00 AM – Jan 11, 3:30 PM
234 Church St, 7th Fl, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
"Democracy and Distrust: The Problem of Populism in Thucydides"
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Firing Line Debate on Why Has America Retreated From Marriage and What Can We Do About It?
Thu, Nov 14
WLH 207
Nov 14, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
WLH 207, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Featuring W. Bradford Wilcox and June Carbone
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Lecture by Yuval Levin on "Beyond Meritocracy"
Thu, Nov 07
WLH 116
Nov 07, 2019, 4:30 PM
WLH 116, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Ninth Annual Conference
Fri, Nov 01
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
Nov 01, 2019, 1:00 PM
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
"The Road to Serfdom" at 75: The Future of Classical Liberalism and the Free Market
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Seminar with Jay Winik
Mon, Oct 14
Location is TBD
Oct 14, 2019, 6:00 PM
Location is TBD
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Lecture by Yuval Levin on "Institutions in Flux"
Thu, Oct 03
WLH 207
Oct 03, 2019, 4:30 PM
WLH 207, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Lecture by Ajit Pai on “The FCC: Free Markets and Free Speech”
Wed, Oct 02
LC 101
Oct 02, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
LC 101, 63 High St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Lecture by Margaret Hoover
Thu, Sep 26
WLH 208
Sep 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
WLH 208, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Made possible by the Irving Brown Lecture Series at Young America's Foundation
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Firing Line Debate on Abortion
Thu, Sep 19
WLH 119
Sep 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
WLH 119, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Featuring Alexandra DeSanctis and Jill Filipovic
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Seminar with Nicholas Christakis
Wed, Sep 18
Location is TBD
Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM
Location is TBD
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Seminar with Anthony Kronman on "The Assault on American Excellence"
Thu, Sep 12
Location is TBD
Sep 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
Location is TBD
Open to Buckley Program Fellows
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Conversation with Nick Rosenkranz and Jonathan Haidt
Mon, Sep 09
The Yale Club of New York City
Sep 09, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
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Event with Nick Rosenkranz and Jonathan Haidt
Mon, Sep 09
The Yale Club of New York City
Sep 09, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
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Fall Semester Seminar on “Why Institutions Matter”
Fri, Sep 06
Location is TBD
Sep 06, 2019, 12:30 PM – Nov 08, 2019, 2:30 PM
Location is TBD
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Lecture by Yuval Levin on "The Invisible Crisis"
Thu, Sep 05
WLH 116
Sep 05, 2019, 4:30 PM
WLH 116, 100 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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August Seminar with Robert Bartlett on Aristotle
Mon, Aug 19
234 Church St, 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Aug 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – Aug 21, 2019, 3:30 PM
234 Church St, 7th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
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DC Summer Reception
Thu, Jul 18
Cosmos Club
Jul 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
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NYC Summer Reception
Wed, Jul 17
Yale Club
Jul 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
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June Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion
Sat, Jun 01
The Study at Yale
Jun 01, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Study at Yale, 1157 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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May Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion
Sat, May 25
The Study at Yale
May 25, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
The Study at Yale, 1157 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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Spring Break Seminar with Bruce Caldwell
Mon, Mar 11
Location is TBD
Mar 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – Mar 13, 2019, 12:00 PM
Location is TBD
Start time is TBD.
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January Seminar with Catherine Zuckert
Thu, Jan 10
Location is TBD
Jan 10, 2019, 12:00 PM – Jan 12, 2019, 4:00 PM
Location is TBD
Time of event TBD.
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June Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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May Reunion Weekend Breakfast Discussion

Saturday, May 25, 2019 

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Top Attacks on Conservatism

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Steven Hayward

Left-leaning criticisms of conservatism range from traditional egalitarianism (such as Marx, Rawls, or Rorty), to postmodernism (Foucault and his followers), to the purely political critiques that conservatism is no more than a cloak for racism and reaction (Nancy MacLean, Corey Robin, and Dominic Losurdo).  This lecture will take stock of these critiques and offer rebuttals.

Fifth Annual Disinvitation Dinner

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Featuring Dr. Henry Kissinger

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An Elephant and Its Trump: Thoughts on Conservatism and Populism

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dr. Steven Hayward

Conservatism would seem to stand in opposition to populism on principle, yet many of the most popular and successful conservative political figures—especially Ronald Reagan—had a strong populist element to their politics. The success of Donald Trump and similar figures and parties overseas have ripped wide open tensions and difficulties within conservatism. Conservative perspectives from Albert Jay Nock to Steve Bannon will be assembled and diagnosed.

Conversation with Judge Ken Starr

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Spring Break Seminar with Bruce Caldwell on The Life, Times, and Ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek

Monday, March 11, 2019 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019

This intensive, not-for-credit, three-day seminar will include two sessions of two hours each day, with one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Buckley Program will provide lunch daily as well as dinner the first two evenings. 

 

There will be a moderate amount of reading for the seminar. Students will receive the readings in advance and be expected to complete them prior to each session.

 

The seminar is open to Yale undergraduates and graduate students. Upon successful completion, students will receive a $150 stipend.

 

Admission to the seminar is by application. 

Please apply here

How "Progressive" Is Progressivism?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dr. Steven Hayward

Slowly over the last generation “progressivism” has become the left’s preferred term in place of either liberalism or radicalism. How did liberalism become—or return to—progressivism? How do today’s progressives compare to the original progressives of the “Progressive Era” a century ago? What effects has progressivism had on politics and political institutions?

Talk with Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Liberalism vs. "Neoliberalism": Why Is Socialism Popular Again?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Dr. Steven Hayward

4:30pm in WLH 116 (100 Wall St) 

Free and open to the public

Nearly all conservatives are strong supporters of a free market economy, with minimal government regulation or planning. But modern conservative enthusiasm for free markets has evolved well beyond the framework of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” that maximizes wealth creation, and today incorporates epistemological understandings of economic activity. Leading thinkers include Joseph Schumpeter, F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, Thomas Sowell, Ayn Rand, and Deirdre McCloskey. With the revival of the enthusiasm for socialism and the popularity of critiques of “neoliberalism,” it is time to revisit first principles of political economy.

Second Annual Ideas Forum

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Spring Semester Seminar with Dr. Steven Hayward 

This not-for-credit seminar will include five sessions of two hours over the course of the spring semester. The seminar is open to Yale undergraduates and graduate students.Admission to the seminar is by application. Upon successful completion, students will receive a $150 stipend.

Please apply here

The Endless Quest for Social Equality

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dr. Steven Hayward

4:30pm in WLH 116 (100 Wall St) 

Free and open to the public

Conservatives tend to be skeptical of social science, yet there are a number of consequential conservative social scientists in recent decades, including Robert Nisbet, Peter Berger (one of the originators of the popular leftist idea about the “social construction of reality”), Edward Banfield, James Q. Wilson, Samuel Huntington, and Charles Murray. In addition, both social psychology and evolutionary biology report new findings that are at odds with egalitarian orthodoxy.

January Seminar with Catherine Zuckert

Thursday January 10, 2019 to Saturday January 12, 2019

This intensive, not-for-credit, three-day seminar will include two sessions of two hours each day, with one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Buckley Program will provide lunch daily as well as dinner the first two evenings. 

There will be a moderate amount of reading for the seminar. Students will receive the readings in advance and be expected to complete them prior to each session. The seminar is open to Yale undergraduates and graduate students. Upon successful completion, students will receive a $150 stipend.

Admission to the seminar is by application. 

 

Please click here to apply and here for the syllabus.