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Introducing Our New President

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Board of Trustees announced that John A. Burtka IV has been appointed as ISI’s new President. He will begin his new role on September 21.

Johnny Burtka is a proven leader in the conservative intellectual movement and returns to ISI after four years at The American Conservative magazine, where he served as Executive Director and Acting Editor.

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Small Is Still Beautiful

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American Politics and the Electoral College

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