Upcoming Events

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. The American Conservative and the Jackson Anchor Initiative will host a conversation with two national experts,
combined with a panel of local business leaders, and cast a vision for urban renewal in
downtown Jackson! For more information, and to register, click here.


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 fav
or of “isolationism,” but in the great American traditions of realism, prudence, and restraint.  Join us this fall as we convene leading scholars, policy experts, and journalists to make the case for realism and restraint in the Trump era! Details and registration here.


Past Events

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

Benjamin Schwarz, Ross Douthat, and Aaron Renn

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.

Robert W. Merry, C. Boyden Gray, David M. Smick, Tim Carney, and Veronique de Rugy.

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.