2023 NRI Ideas Summit


March 30 & 31 | Salamander Washington DC


Watch Day 1 Here
Watch Day 2 Here and here
Watch the James L. Buckley Lecture delivered by The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey



Vivek Ramaswamy Says America Must Return to Meritocracy

Tom Cotton Says Ukraine War Will End in ‘Negotiated Peace’

Megyn Kelly Says DeSantis ‘Afraid’ to Sit for an Interview with a ‘Real Journalist’ Like Her

Cotton Urges Biden to Stop ‘Pussyfooting Around’ and Send Ukraine Long-Range Missiles

Pence Calls Trump’s ‘Unprecedented Indictment’ an ‘Outrage’

A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Mike Pence

Friends of NRI and NR

Pence says Trump indictment is ‘political prosecution’

Former AG Barr says Trump indictment designed to spoil GOP’s shot at the White House in 2024


Pence: Trump indictment is political prosecution

Former AG Barr says Trump indictment designed to spoil GOP’s shot at the White House in 2024

Former Vice President Mike Pence calls Trump’s indictment ‘political prosecution’

Barr: Trump indictment case weak, but will hurt GOP

NBC News- Pence says Trump indictment is ‘political prosecution’

Newsweek- Pence Criticizes Trump’s Indictment: ‘Political Prosecution’

CBS News- Mike Pence says Trump indictment is nothing more than “political prosecution” #shorts

Photos © Tony Powell. 2023 National Review Institute Ideas Summit. Salamander DC. March 30-31, 2023

Presenting Sponsor
American Petroleum Institute

Section Sponsors
Wendy and Dale Brott
The Public Interest Fellowship

Thursday Dinner Sponsors


The Honorable Dr. John Hillen
Virginia James
Thomas Lamoureux
Kenin M. Spivak, California/Apricity Foundation, Texas
Triad Foundation


Click here to view speaker bios.


11:30 am Registration Opens

1:00 pm Welcome/Opening Address
Rich Lowry

Sources of American Strength
David L. Bahnsen
Allen C. Guelzo
Joyce Malcolm

Technology Policy
Jessica Melugin
Ajit Pai
Charles C. W. Cooke

Conversation with Megyn Kelly
Michael Brendan Dougherty

U.S. Military
Senator Tom Cotton
Mark Wright

Pano Kanelos
Ian Rowe
Ramesh Ponnuru

Healthcare Innovation
Rich Bagger
Peter Pitts
Ramesh Ponnuru

6:30 pm Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm Dinner

James L. Buckley Lecture
The Honorable Michael Mukasey

9:00 pm Night Owl
The Economic History of Whiskey
Terry and Matt Kibbe


7:30 am Breakfast/Registration

8:30 am Morning Welcome
Lindsay Craig

Douglas Murray
Vivek Ramaswamy

Peter J. Travers
Elise Westhoff

Respect for Life
Ryan T. Anderson
Louis Brown
Carrie Severino
Kathryn Jean Lopez

Conversation with Former Vice President Mike Pence
Rich Lowry

Energy Independence
Bjørn Lomborg
Andrew Stuttaford

12:40 pm Luncheon

Free Enterprise
Kevin Hassett
Dominic Pino

American Leadership Abroad
Nicholas Eberstadt
Thérèse Shaheen

Rule of Law
Former Attorney General Bill Barr
Andrew C. McCarthy

Concluding Remarks
Lindsay Craig