Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. | March 28 and 29

The Case for the American Experiment 

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2017 Ideas Summit Agenda

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH

11:30 am    Registration Opens

1:00 pm     Welcome/Opening Address Rich Lowry, National Review

                   The Buckley Legacy and the Element of Civility
                   Matt Continetti, National Review/National Review Institute
                   Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation
                   Neal Freeman
                   John O’Sullivan, National Review/National Review Institute

                  Conversation with David French, National Review/National Review Institute and David Keating, Institute for Free Speech

                  New Socialism
                  Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review
                  Congressman Dan Crenshaw
                  Kevin Williamson, National Review

                  Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio and Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute

                  The Constitutional Order Under Attack
                  Leonard Leo, Federalist Society
                  Luke Thompson, National Review
                  John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley

                  Conversation with Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State and Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review/National Review Institute

6:00 pm    Reception

7:30 pm     Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner Honoring Mark Janus
                  Father Paul Scalia, Invocation
                  Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute, Welcome
                  Rich Lowry, National Review, Remembering Charles Krauthammer
                  John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute

9:00 pm     Night Owl: No Safe Spaces Movie Discussion with Adam Carolla and David French, National Review/National Review Institute

FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH

8:15 am      Morning Welcome Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute

                   American Innovation with Brooke Rollins, White House Office of American Innovation,

                   Conversation with Kevin Hassett, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman, and Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review/National Review Institute 

                  The Natural Gas Revolution
                  Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute
                  Mike Somers, American Petroleum Institute
                  Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

                  Conversation with Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education and Jay Nordlinger, National Review/National Review Institute

                  Opportunities for All
                  Tammy Bruce, Independent Woman’s Voice
                  Harmeet Dhillon, Dhillon Law Group
                  John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley

                  Conversation with Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman and Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review

12:15 pm   Luncheon Feature Populism and the Right: A Conversation with Tucker Carlson
                  Tucker Carlson, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

                  How Conservatives Should Think About Nationalism
                  Conversation with Jim Garrity, National Review, Jonah Goldberg, National Review/National Review Institute and Rich Lowry, National Review

                   Federalism
                   The Honorable James L. Buckley

2:45 pm     Conclude