Burke To Buckley In-Person


Apply today for NRI’s Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program in Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia.

The in-person Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program follows a syllabus that fosters a rigorous examination of conservative principles and how they apply to the issues of the day. Incorporating readings from Burke to Buckley, the syllabus focuses on the foundations of conservative thought. For each session of the eight seminars, participants are expected to complete a reading assignment which typically takes between one and two hours to complete. During each meeting, participants will discuss the readings with a leading conservative thinker.

The Burke to Buckley Fellowship Program currently operates in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia.

The classes are composed of approximately 20 mid-career professionals, representing a wide variety of professions and industries outside public policy. Applicants should have between 10 and 25 years of professional work experience. This program is not intended for recent graduates or people working in the fields of public policy or politics. Applicants for the program generally live in or within the vicinity of the city to which they are applying as travel expenses are not provided by NRI.

A fee of $750 will be charged upon acceptance into the program to cover a portion of the cost of the program, meals, and discussion leaders (speakers). Limited scholarships are available.

Participants and alumni receive invitations to exclusive networking happy hours and other annual and regional events when they occur. They also receive a complimentary ticket to the Buckley Prize Dinner in the year that they participate in the program.

FALL PROGRAMS
The fall programs generally run from mid-September to mid-November of each year. Once the link is live, you may click on one of the city names below to be directed to the application. Classes are finalized by August 1.

  • CHICAGO, IL: Speakers for the Chicago program have included: NRI fellow Kathryn Jean Lopez; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Matthew Continetti, The Washington Free Beacon; and William Schambra, Hudson Institute.
  • DALLAS, TX: Speakers for the Dallas program have included: NRI fellow Kathryn Jean Lopez; Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Richard Dougherty and Christopher Wolfe, The University of Dallas; and Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University.

SPRING PROGRAMS
The spring programs generally run from early February to mid-May. Once the link is live, you may click on one of the city names below to be directed to the application. Classes are finalized by January 5.

  • MIAMI, FL: Speakers for the Miami program have included: Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Mario Loyola, Florida International University; Brian Anderson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review; Siri Terjesen, Florida Atlantic University; Henry Nau, George Washington University; Daniel J. Mahoney, NRI trustee, and Kathryn Lopez, NRI fellow.

2024 Dates:

January 29 “WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. & AMERICAN CONSERVATISM”
February 5 “THE FOUNDERS’ CONSTITUTION”
February 12 “BURKE, PRUDENCE & THE SPIRIT OF CONSERVATISM”
February 19 “ECONOMIC FREEDOM & POLITICAL FREEDOM”
March 18 “CONSERVATISM, LIBERTARIANISM & FUSIONISM”
April 1 “CONSERVATISM, DEMOCRACY & FOREIGN POLICY”
April 15 Anastasia “MEDIATING STRUCTURES BETWEEN THE STATE & THE INDIVIDUAL”
April 22 “THE CONSERVATIVE SPIRIT & CIVIC GRATITUDE”

  • NEW YORK, NY: Speakers for the New York program have included: NRI fellows Kathryn Jean Lopez and Richard Brookhiser; Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; Brian Anderson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; William Schambra, Hudson Institute; and John Hillen, Hillen Consulting.

2024 Dates:

February 8 “WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. & AMERICAN CONSERVATISM”
February 22 “BURKE, PRUDENCE & THE SPIRIT OF CONSERVATISM”
February 29 “THE FOUNDERS’ CONSTITUTION”
March 5 “ECONOMIC FREEDOM & POLITICAL FREEDOM”
March 21 “CONSERVATISM, LIBERTARIANISM & FUSIONISM”
April 4 “CONSERVATISM, DEMOCRACY & FOREIGN POLICY”
April 11 “MEDIATING STRUCTURES BETWEEN THE STATE & THE INDIVIDUAL”
April 18 “THE CONSERVATIVE SPIRIT & CIVIC GRATITUDE”

  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: Speakers for the Philadelphia program have included: NRI fellow Kathryn Jean Lopez; Matthew Continetti, The Washington Free Beacon; Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation; William Schambra, Hudson Institute; Jeffrey Nelson, Intercollegiate Studies Institute; Michael Noonan, Foreign Policy Research Institute; and Michael Moreland, Villanova University.

2024 Dates:

February 19 “WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. & AMERICAN CONSERVATISM”
February 26 “THE FOUNDERS’ CONSTITUTION”
March 4 “BURKE, PRUDENCE & THE SPIRIT OF CONSERVATISM”
March 11 “ECONOMIC FREEDOM & POLITICAL FREEDOM”
April 8 “CONSERVATISM, LIBERTARIANISM & FUSIONISM”
Apr 15 “CONSERVATISM, DEMOCRACY & FOREIGN POLICY”
April 22 “MEDIATING STRUCTURES BETWEEN THE STATE & THE INDIVIDUAL”
April 29 “THE CONSERVATIVE SPIRIT & CIVIC GRATITUDE”