National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit

The Case for the American Experiment
March 28 and 29 | The Mandarin Oriental | Washington, D.C.

Media Coverage

 Day One – March 28 Video:

The 2019 Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner Honoring Mark Janus

Day Two – March 29 C-SPAN Coverage: 

Video Coverage Part 1
Video Coverage Part 2

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Rich Lowry talk about “The Role of the U.S. in the World”

Mark Janus: The Man Who Ended Compulsory Union Dues
By Jack Fowler

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2019 Agenda

11:30 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm Welcome
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
Opening Address
Richard LowryNational Review
The Buckley Legacy and the Element of Civility
Matthew ContinettiNational Review/National Review Institute
Lee Edwards, The Heritage Foundation
Neal Freeman, The Blackwell Corporation
John O’SullivanNational Review/National Review Institute
Conversation with David Keating, Institute for Free Speech and David FrenchNational Review/National Review Institute
New Socialism 
Charles C. W. CookeNational Review
Congressman Dan Crenshaw
Kevin D. WilliamsonNational Review
Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio and Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
The Constitutional Order Under Attack 
Leonard Leo, Federalist Society
Luke ThompsonNational Review
John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley
Conversation with Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State and Rich LowryNational Review/National Review Institute
6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm The Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner honoring Mark Janus
Father Paul Scalia
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
Richard LowryNational Review, Remembering Charles Krauthammer
John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute
9:00 pm Night Owl: No Safe Spaces Movie Discussion
Adam CarollaThe Adam Carolla Show and David FrenchNational Review/National Review Institute
6:45 am Sunrise Jog to the Jefferson Memorial
7:30 am Breakfast/Registration
8:15 am Morning Welcome
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
8:20 am American Innovation 
Brooke Rollins, White House Office of American Innovation
Conversation with Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and
Ramesh PonnuruNational Review/National Review Institute
The Natural Gas Revolution
Kevin D. WilliamsonNational Review
Mike Sommers, American Petroleum Institute
Robert Bryce, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Conversation with Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education and Jay NordlingerNational Review/National Review Institute
Opportunities for All
Harmeet Dhillon, Dhillon Law Group
John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley
Tammy Bruce, Independent Woman’s Voice
Conversation with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Charles C. W. CookeNational Review
12:15 pm Luncheon Feature
Populism and the Right: A Conversation with Tucker Carlson
Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson Tonight and Michael Brendan DoughertyNational Review
How Conservatives Should Think About Nationalism
Jim GeraghtyNational Review
Jonah GoldbergNational Review/National Review Institute
Richard LowryNational Review 
The Case for Federalism 
The Honorable James L. Buckley
Concludes at 2:45 pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

Karen Buchwald Wright

Public Interest Fellowship

Laurel and Cliff Asness

Bradley Impact Fund, DonorsTrust
Goldwater Institute, Allen Sidor

Wendy and Dale Brott, Madelene and L. Stanton Towne

Whittaker Chambers Dinner Sponsors

Robert F. Agostinelli Foundation
Charles Koch Institute
People United for Privacy
White Castle
Juli and Michael Woronoff

Erika and John Ammirati
DCI Group
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation
Debbie and Brian Murdock
Mary Beth and Richard Weiss