2020 Chicago Regional Seminar

“Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.”
— William F. Buckley, Jr., Up From Liberalism.

National Review Perspectives on America Today

And the Importance of Culture


April 2 | Chicago, IL
The University Club
76 E Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us to hear from and support conservative NR voices! National Review Institute is pleased to announce its 2020 biennial Regional Seminars.


Lindsay Craig • Madeline Kearns •  Richard Lowry
Jay Nordlinger • Ramesh Ponnuru • Kevin D. Williamson
…and more!

This year, our topics will include a discussion of the rise of socialism and what we can do to combat it, as well as the importance of positively influencing culture through books, music, film, social media, and the arts—the very things that illuminate the “Books, Arts & Manners” section of National Review magazine. Each seminar will feature a keynote address by NR’s Editor in Chief, Rich Lowry, who will discuss the topic of his new book, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free (Broadside Books, November 2019).

Timing: 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Registration
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Program
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception


Subject to change

2:30 PM: Introduction
Lindsay Craig

State of Our Union
Rich Lowry and Lindsay Craig

Perennial Fight Against Socialism
Madeline Kearns, Ramesh Ponnuru

Importance of Culture
Jay Nordlinger, Kevin D. Williamson

“The Case for Nationalism”
Rich Lowry

5:30 PM: Cocktail Reception

6:30 PM: Conclude

Join us:

Online registration opens soon. To reserve your seat today, please return this fillable PDF via email (alexandra@nrinstitute.org) or by mail: National Review Institute, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1701, New York, NY 10036