The goal of NRI’s Burke to Buckley program is to introduce succeeding generations to the conservative movement’s most important thinkers, institutions, and writings and to build a network of talented, like-minded individuals who can assist one another professionally and personally for years to come. The 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.
The Buckley Legacy Project is designed to make Buckley’s writings on crucial, relevant topics accessible to NRI supporters, our friends and allies within the conservative movement, and, importantly, a new generation of citizens and intellectual leaders. Projects related to the Buckley legacy have included conferences, book talks, archival work, and the republication of Buckley’s campaign memoir, The Unmaking of a Mayor.
NRI sponsors National Review’s popular Books, Arts & Manners section—an explicitly nonpolitical section of the magazine. Since its founding, National Review has made coverage of and commentary on the culture an integral part of its mission. Bill Buckley had a deep understanding of the essential role of culture in realizing a life well-lived. NRI has embraced this aspect of his legacy, hosting and supporting a variety of cultural events.
NRI collaborated with National Review to form National Review Capital Matters, an initiative that includes a section on NationalReview.com featuring daily commentary and analysis on business, finance, and economics with a distinctly NR sensibility and complementary NRI-sponsored events, webinars, forums, and conference calls.
To house the important work being doing by the NRI fellows on a variety of topics, National Review Institute has created three thought centers based on the writings and work of William F. Buckley Jr.: the Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society, the Center for the Defense of Western Civilization, and the Center for Unalienable Rights.