Conference Schedule

National Conservatism:

Founding Conference, Washington DC
July 14-16, 2019


Sunday, July 14
5:30 pm Registration
VIP Reception
6:30 pm Dinner (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Keynote Address 1:
Peter Thiel, “The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough”
9:00 pm End of Day 1
Monday, July 15
9:00 am Plenary I (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Speaker 1   Chris DeMuth, “The Nationalist Awakening”
Speaker 2   David Brog, “Roots of American Nationalism”
Speaker 3   Mary Eberstadt, “Social Conservatism and the National Interest”
Speaker 4   Rusty Reno, “Christian Universalism and American Nationalism”
Speaker 5   Yoram Hazony, “Why National Conservatism?”
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:30 am

Keynote Address 2: (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Tucker Carlson, “Big Business Hates Your Family”
+ Q & A
Session Chairman: Rusty Reno

12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Breakout I

B: International Institutions vs. National Independence (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Ryszard Legutko, “Nationalism, Conservatism and the European Union”
John Fonte, “American Transnationalism, the EU, and the Davoisie”
Daniel Pipes, “How Immigration and Islamization Build Nationalism in Europe”
John O’Sullivan, “Euro-Nationalism or Euro-Imperialism?”
Session Chairman: John Lenczowski

A:  The Nation and Conservative Tradition (Plaza Ballroom)
Yuval Levin, “Burke and the Nation”
Ofir Haivry, “Burke and the American Constitution”
Michael Barone, “The Conservative Tradition in America”
Session Chairman: Daniel McCarthy
3:30 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm Breakout II A: American National Conservatism (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Rich Lowry,
“Why America Isn’t an Idea”
Daniel McCarthy, “National Conservatism in the Early American Republic”
Amity Shlaes, “Coolidge Nationalism and the Things of the Spirit”
Andre Archie, “Narrative and the Nation”
Session Chairman: Ron Docksai

B: Immigration (Plaza Ballroom)
Amy Wax,
“American Greatness and Immigration: The Case for Low and Slow”
Scott McConnell, “Is a Nationalist Immigration Policy Even Possible in West?”
Mike Gonzalez, “Ending the Regime of Race”
Luma Simms, “Immigration and the Desire for Rootedness”
Session Chairman: Ryan Williams
5:30 pm

Dinner Break

Student Session (Plaza Ballroom)

7:00 pm

Public Debate (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Resolution: “America Should Adopt an Industrial Policy”
Debaters: Oren Cass and Richard Reinsch

9:00 pm End of Day 2
Tuesday, July 16
9:00 am

Plenary II (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Speaker 6   J.D. Vance, “Getting Beyond Libertarianism”
Speaker 7   Michael Anton, “Downsides of Hard and Soft Imperialism”
Speaker 8  Paulina Neuding, “Nationalism as an Antidote to Racism”
Speaker 9   David Webb, “National Cohesion and the Complexity of Identity Politics and Culture”
Speaker 10   Patrick Deneen, “Sustainable Conservatism”

11:00 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Keynote Address 3: (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Amb. John Bolton, TBA+ Q & A
Session Chairman: Chris DeMuth
12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Breakout III
A: National Conservatism and Foreign Affairs (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Session Chairman: Colin Dueck
David Goldman,
“Imperial China’s Challenge to Nationalism”
Rebeccah Heinrichs, “The Case for Strong Allies”
Michael Doran, “Nationalism and Foreign Policy: The Case of the Middle East”
Cliff May, “America as Sheriff, Not as Cop”

B: What is Economic Nationalism? (Plaza Ballroom)
Session Chairman: John Burtka
John Carney, “Economic Nationalism vs. Special Interests”
Salena Zito, “What’s This Revolt About?”
Julius Krein, “A Strategy for National Development”
3:30 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm

Breakout IV 
A: Identity Politics vs. National Conservatism (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Session Chairman: Ken Masugi
Josh Mitchell,
“Identity Politics and the Stain of Inheritance”
Charles Kesler, “Nationalism, Creed, and Culture”
David Azerrad, “What Comes after Identity Politics?”
Bob Woodson, “Conservative Values in Rebuilding Family and Community.”

B: Globalism and the Nation (Plaza Ballroom)
Session Chairman: David Brog
Chris Buskirk,
“Globalism Dehumanizes Us and Threatens Ordered Liberty”
Frank Buckley, “The Logic and Limits of American Nationalism”
Jules Gomes, “Christianity, Globalism, and the Nation”
Arthur Milikh, “The Nation and Big Tech”

5:30 pm Break
6:30 pm Dinner (Ritz-Carlton Ballroom)
Keynote Address IV: Sen. Josh Hawley, TBA
9:00 pm End of Conference

Safe Travels!