2015 Events

January 20, 2015   |   Washington, DC

In advance of the March for Life, NRI co-hosted with The Heritage Foundation “Welcoming Every Life: Choosing Life after an Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis.” Carly Fiorina delivered a keynote address, followed by an expert panel discussion moderated by NRI Senior Fellow Kathryn Lopez exploring the medical advances in caring for those with Down Syndrome, the physical and emotional resources for parents of children with disabilities, and what policymakers throughout the country can do to better inform expectant parents receiving poor prenatal diagnoses. Info and Video

January 21, 2015   |   Chattanooga, TN

Jonah BeaconWith Beacon Center of Tennessee, NRI co-hosted National Review senior editor and NRI Adjunct Fellow Jonah Goldberg for a talk on “The Eternal Struggle: Why America’s Conflict of Visions Isn’t Going Away”.

A full house of more than 100 fans and supporters gathered in downtown Chattanooga for the evening reception and lecture.

January 22, 2015   |   Tempe, AZ       |       January 23, 2015   |   Phoenix, AZ

NRI cosponsored two special events in Arizona in January featuring National Review editor Rich Lowry. On Thursday, January 22, Mr. Lowry delivered the keynote address, “Abraham Lincoln and the American Idea” at the launch celebration for the new Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. Video.

The following morning, he appeared at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, where he presented on the current political climate in Washington post-midterm elections and answered questions from attendees.

March 16, 2015   |   Washington, DC

An evening discussion and reception hosted by the Charles Koch Institute and cosponsored by NRI. Video

March 25, 2015   |   Chicago, IL

An evening reception and talk, followed by a book sale and signing, co-hosted with the Heartland Institute. Info and Video

March 26, 2015   |   Kansas City, MO

An evening reception and talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Kansas City Public Library and cosponsored by NRI. Info and Audio

March 30, 2015   Washington, DC

At NRI’s third event with the The Heritage Foundation, an expert panel explored the medical, policy, and frontline aspects of the debate over physician-assisted suicide and palliative care, which leaves no family unaffected. The event was titled “Living Life to Its Fullest: Supporting the Sick and Elderly in their Most Vulnerable Hours,” and featured Sister Constance Veit, L.S.P., Director of Communications, Little Sisters of the Poor and Farr A. Curlin, M.D., Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities, Duke University School of Medicine. It was co-hosted by NRI senior fellow Kathryn Lopez and Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., William E. Simon Fellow, The Heritage Foundation. Info and Video

March 31, 2015   |    Madison, WI

An evening reception and talk, followed by a book sale and signing, co-hosted with the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

April 15, 2015   |   Kansas City, MO

At the National Review Institute’s third event in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, celebrated historian and National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser spoke about his latest book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, at a special event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s passing. Info and Audio

April 16, 2015 and April 17, 2015  |    Florida

The James Madison Institute hosted three events in Florida cosponsored by NRI.

A luncheon in Naples with a talk, book sale and signing on Thursday. Info
An evening reception in Tampa with a talk, book sale and signing on Thursday. Info
A luncheon in Orlando with talk, book sale and signing on Friday. Info

May 12, 2015  |    Newport Beach, CA

A luncheon talk, followed by a book signing, hosted by the Lincoln Club of Orange County and cosponsored by NRI. Info and Photos

May 12, 2015  |    Los Angeles, CA

An evening talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Bruin Republicans at ULCA and cosponsored by NRI. Free and open to the public, starting at 6:00pm on the UCLA campus, 390 Portola Plaza, Dodd Hall, Room 146. Info

May 13, 2015  |    San Francisco, CA

A luncheon talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Pacific Research Institute and cosponsored by NRI. Info

May 15, 2015  |    Austin, TX

A breakfast reception and talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and cosponsored by NRI. Info and Video

May 18, 2015   |   Raleigh, NC

A luncheon talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the John Locke Foundation and cosponsored by NRI. InfoVideo, and Audio

July 14, 2015   |   Washington, DC

A noon talk and panel discussion, followed by a book sale and signing and luncheon, hosted by the Cato Institute and cosponsored by NRI. Info, Video, and Audio

September 9, 2015   |  Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and the National Review Institute co-hosted National Review writer Charles C. W. Cooke in Milwaukee for an intimate evening reception and discussion of today’s hot political and cultural topics. Info

Book Tour featuring National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke and The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future (Harper Collins, March 2015)

September 10, 2015   |  Charlotte, NC

An evening reception and presentation co-hosted by the John Locke Foundation and NRI.

September 26, 2015   |  New Haven, CT

On Saturday, September 26, NRI and the Reason Foundation cosponsored the Yankee Institute for Public Policy‘s first Connecticut Future of Freedom Summit: Free to Succeed, which attracted a crowd of more than 75 attendees. Sessions at this day-long conference investigated and proposed solutions for a freer and fairer economy, improving the well-being of young people, and messaging ideas that work with new audiences. National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke delivered the day’s keynote address.  Info

October 2, 2015   |  Washington, DC

On the Friday before the First Monday, NRI and the Pacific Legal Foundation hosted a Supreme Court Preview lunch event, “The Blockbuster Cases the Supreme Court Will Hear in its 2015-16 Term, Including the New Cases That Will Be Added In the Coming Weeks.” National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru moderated a discussion amongst Michael A. CarvinKannon K. Shanmugam, and Paul M. Smith. Our distinguished panel of experts focused on the most significant cases the Supreme Court selected during its September 28 long-conference. In addition, the speakers highlighted their own favorites from other cert. petitions that are either still pending or soon will be filed, including PLF’s Origination Clause challenge to ObamaCare. Info and C-SPAN video coverage.

October 6, 2015   |  Washington, DC

Children of Monsters

In Washington, NRI and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted for an evening reception and a discussion of Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators with author, National Review senior editor, and NRI book fellow Jay NordlingerInfo

October 13, 2015  |  Steamboat Springs, CO

October 14, 2015  |  Boulder, CO

NRI partnered with the Steamboat Institute on two events in Colorado.

First, on the evening of Tuesday, October 13, Jay spoke at the Strings Music Pavilion, 900 Strings Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO, starting at 5:30pm. Then, on the evening of Wednesday, October 14, he spoke on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder, in HLMS Hellems Room 201, starting at 6:00pm. Video

October 16, 2015   |  Austin, TX

A breakfast reception, author remarks, and book discussion, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and cosponsored by NRI. Video

October 27-29   |   Florida

In partnership with the James Madison Institute, National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke visited five cities in Florida, presenting on the conclusions of his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto.

October 27 Jacksonville Info

October 28 – Boca Raton – Florida Atlantic UniversityInfo

October 28 – Palm Beach Info

October 29 – University Park – Florida International University Info

October 29 – Miami Info

October 29, 2015   |  Washington, DC

NRI Senior Fellow Kathryn Lopez moderated as an expert panel to separate fact from fiction concerning Planned Parenthood, other options for women’s healthcare, and the many life-affirming resources available to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Co-hosted by the Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society and the NRI’s Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society. Video

October 29, 2015   |  Grand Rapids, MI

A luncheon talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and cosponsored by NRI. Info and Video

October 29, 2015   |  Ann Arbor, MI

An evening talk at (Jay’s alma mater!) the University of Michigan, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, in the Kalamazoo Room of the Michigan League, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. In partnership with The Michigan Review, the UM Young Americans for Freedom, the UM Young Americans for Liberty, and The Federalist Society, Michigan Lawyers Chapter. Open to the Public. Info

October 30, 2015   |  Lansing, MI

A luncheon talk on “Dictatorship and Democracy” hosted by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and cosponsored by NRI. Info

November 4, 2015  |  Albuquerque, NM

A luncheon talk, followed by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Rio Grande Foundation and cosponsored by NRI. Info

November 9, 2015   |  New York, NY

An evening book talk and attendee Q&A at New York University, cosponsored by the NYU History Society. 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Kimmel Center, Room 901. Info

November 11 and 12, 2015   |  Worcester, MA

On Wednesday, November 11, an afternoon lecture, followed by a book sale and signing, at Assumption College in the La Maison Auditorium. 4:00pm-5:15pm. Info

On Thursday, November 12, an afternoon lecture, followed by a book sale and signing, at the College of the Holy Cross, in partnership with the Charles Carroll Program. 4:30pm-6:00pm in Hogan 519. Info

December 3, 2015   |  Kansas City, MO

An evening reception and talk, following by a book sale and signing, hosted by the Kansas City Public Library and cosponsored by NRI. Info

December 4, 2015    Washington, DC

A brutal persecution is happening, as Christians are being driven out of what was the very cradle of Christianity in Iraq and Syria. Pope Francis has said that there are more Christian martyrs today than in the early days of Christianity. What are we doing about it? What can we do about it? Co-hosted by the Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society and NRI’s Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society, our expert panel – covering history and public policy, frontline charity and activism, and media – discussed the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria and how they can be helped and how their witness can strengthen our resolve in defense of religious freedom at home and abroad. Info and Video

Book Tour featuring National Review senior editor and NRI book fellow Jay Nordlinger and his new book, Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators (Encounter, September 22, 2015).

December 10, 2015    New York, NY

The Anglosphere Society and the National Review Institute co-hosted the Joe Donner Symposium, with a keynote address by Andrew McCarthy and others on the rise of radical Islam and the West.







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