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Join Us September 16 for the 15th Annual Gala for Western Civilization!

Join hundreds of ISI friends and supporters at the beautiful Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to hear from three influential conservative thinkers and leaders:

  • Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, who will give the keynote address
  • Diana Davis Spencer, Executive Chairman of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, who will receive ISI’s Charles H. Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, who will receive ISI’s Faculty Award
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- Will Long, Harvard Class of 2019
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Jul 23–24

The Future of American Political Economy Conference

Featuring J. D. Vance, Senator Marco Rubio, Amity Shlaes, Jeff Sessions, and nearly 20 other prominent speakers

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2021 ISI Honors Summer Conference

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