Conservative Conversations with ISI: Peter Wood

December 10, 2020
7 p.m. ET

About the event

Debunk the 1619 Project—and Learn Real American History—with One of America’s Leading Scholars

You’ve heard about the 1619 Project, right? That radical revision of America’s history by the New York Times?

To this day, the people behind the 1619 Project refuse to debate their claims—even though prominent historians have lined up to criticize the project.

And yet high schools across the country are eager to put the 1619 Project into their curriculum!

That means there’s a good chance that young members of your family will be required to study unfounded historical claims . . .

. . . and learn to hate their country in the process.

How can conservatives respond?

How do we debunk the erroneous claims made by the 1619 Project eloquently and effectively?

Here to guide you is renowned author and scholar Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars.

Wood has written award-winning books and published in prominent publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education and National Review.

And on Thursday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. ET, he will walk you through the errors, lies, and fabrications of the 1619 Project.

You will come away with a better grasp of American history—and the knowledge you need to debunk the claims for your friends and loved ones.

Spots are limited. Reserve yours now for a chance to join this live discussion—and ask Dr. Wood your questions in real time!

About Peter Wood

Peter Wyatt WoodPeter Wood is the President of the National Association of Scholars. Dr. Wood is an anthropologist and former provost. He was appointed president of the NAS in January 2009. Before that he served as NAS’s executive director (2007-2008), and as provost of The King’s College in New York City (2005-2007).

Dr. Wood was a tenured member of the Anthropology Department at Boston University, where he also held a variety of administrative positions, including associate provost and president’s chief of staff. He also oversaw the university’s scholarly publications and served as acting university librarian.

He received his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987 from the University of Rochester. His dissertation, Quoting Heaven, examined the emergence of an American folk religion and pilgrimage center in rural Wisconsin. His undergraduate degree is from Haverford College (1975) and he has a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University (1977).

Dr. Wood is the author of A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (Encounter Books, 2007) and of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (Encounter Books, 2003) which won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education from the John Locke Foundation. These books extend his anthropological interest in examining emergent themes in modern American culture.

In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Wood has published several hundred articles in print and online journals, such as Partisan Review and National Review Online, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.