National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit

The Case for the American Experiment

March 28th and 29th

The Mandarin Oriental | Washington, D.C.

Full Agenda

Speakers Include:

United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai 

Public Officials:

Congressman Dan Crenshaw
Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers
Brooke Rollins, Office of American Innovation 
Senator Marco Rubio

Public Intellectuals & National Review Talent:

Tammy Bruce · Robert Bryce · The Hon. James L.  Buckley  · Michael Brendan Dougherty
Tucker Carlson · Adam Carolla · Matthew Continetti · Charles C. W. Cooke
Harmeet Dhillon · Lee Edwards · Neal Freeman · David French · Jonah Goldberg
Leonard Leo · Kathryn Jean Lopez · Richard Lowry · Andrew C. McCarthy · Jay Nordlinger
John O’Sullivan · Ramesh Ponnuru  · Reihan Salam · Mike Sommers
Luke Thompson · Kevin D. Williamson · John Yoo

Speaking on:

The Buckley Legacy · Immigration and Assimilation · The New Socialism
The Role of the U.S. in the World  · The Constitutional Order
Free Speech on College Campuses · American Innovation
An Economy That Works · Opportunities for All · Education · Populism and the Right 
How to Think About Nationalism · The Natural Gas Revolution · Federalism

Featuring the 2019 Whittaker Chambers Award Honoring: 

 Mark Janus
A Profile in Courage

Thursday, March 28
Click here to read the press release

The Whitaker Chambers Award is a gift of the Robert F. Agostinelli Foundation


History and Highlights

To learn more about the history of NRI’s Ideas Summits, please click here.

To view highlights from the 2017 Summit, please click here.

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