U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era: Can Realism and Restraint Prevail? November 3, 2017. Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Since its founding in 2002, The American Conservative has advocated for a truly
conservative foreign policy: one that rejects neoconservatism not in favor of “isolationism,” but in the great American traditions of realism, prudence, and restraint. This fall, TAC convened leading scholars, policy experts, and journalists to make the case for realism and restraint in the Trump era. Speakers included Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), John Mearsheimer, Paul Kennedy, former Ambassador Jack Matlock, Jr. and many more. Read our recap and watch full video of the conference here.
The Curbside Chat: Charles Marohn of Strong Towns on Building Better Places. October 25, 2017. Hillsdale College Kirby Center, Washington, DC.
How can our towns get stronger—not weaker—when our economy changes? How can we repopulate our empty streets and empty storefronts? What can we learn
from the earliest days of city building about building better places tomorrow? And how can active citizens, local officials, and ordinary people make it happen today, no matter how badly we’re starting off? The American Conservative was proud to co-host Charles Marohn’s answers to these questions with Strong Towns and the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Revitalizing Jackson’s Main Street: A Conversation with Patrice Frey & Bill Kaufmann. September 28, 2017. Grand River Brewery, Jackson, MI.
Revitalizing a historic Main Street is part art, part science. On September 28, The American Conservative and the Jackson Anchor Initiative hosted a conversation with two national experts to cast a vision for urban renewal in downtown Jackson. Click here for highlights of the event.
The Future of Traditional Urbanism: Conservatism in Cities & Towns. July 31, 2017. Hillsdale College Kirby Center, Washington, DC.
Why should conservatives care about cities? While urbanist ranks are admittedly liberal, the ideas underlying New Urbanism are
decidedly conservative: traditional designs, close community, and the preservation of historical modes of living. The American Conservative and the R Street Institute hosted a series of discussions to explore the conservative case for traditional urbanism, and outline the way forward for responsible development of our cities and towns. Watch the full discussion, which was broadcast live on C-SPAN, here.
The Government Tilt: How Crony Capitalism Distorts Markets. June 15, 2017. The National Press Club, Washington, DC.
Is “pro-business” the same as “pro-market”? The American Conservative hosted a discussion to explore the cozy relationships between government and business that pervade much of the American economy, and make the case that the growth of crony capitalism–and the policies that feed it–runs counter to a truly conservative approach to economic policy. Watch the full discussion here.