2019 Ideas Summit


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

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
11:30 amRegistration Opens
1:00 pmWelcome
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 pmCocktail Reception
7:30 pmThe 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 pmNight Owl: No Safe Spaces Movie Discussion
Adam CarollaThe Adam Carolla Show and David FrenchNational Review/National Review Institute
FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
6:45 amSunrise Jog to the Jefferson Memorial
7:30 amBreakfast/Registration
8:15 amMorning Welcome
Lindsay Craig, National Review Institute
8:20 amAmerican 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 pmLuncheon 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
Facebook
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

To learn more about the history of NRI’s Ideas Summits, please click here.
To view highlights from the 2017 Summit, please click here.