Gala for Western Civilization

October 13-13, 2022
Washington DC

An Unforgettable Evening

October 13 will be a night to remember.

At ISI’s sixteenth annual Gala for Western Civilization in Washington, D.C., you and hundreds of other ISI friends and supporters will partake in an evening that will be unforgettable.

This year ISI will be showcasing top academic talent across three disciplines: political theory, economics, and history. We want to provide our alumni and supporters with an opportunity to experience some of the greatest conservative minds of our generation. The evening’s speakers include:

  • Chair of the Department of History at the University of Dallas, Susan Hanssen, who will give the keynote address
  • The William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, Harvey C. Mansfield, who will receive ISI’s Charles H. Hoeflich Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics at Brown University, Glenn Loury, who will receive ISI’s Faculty Award

It should be a wonderful evening full of great conversation.

Harvey C. Mansfield
Harvey C. Mansfield (Lifetime Achievement Award Winner)

Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, studies and teaches political philosophy. He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional American political science. He has also written on the discovery and development of the theory of executive power, and has translated three books of Machiavelli’s and (with the aid of his wife) Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. He was Chairman of the Government Department from 1973-1977, has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, and has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He won the Joseph R. Levenson award for his teaching at Harvard, received the Sidney Hook Memorial award from the National Association of Scholars, and in 2004 accepted a National Humanities Medal from the President. He has hardly left Harvard since his first arrival in 1949, and has been on the faculty since 1962.

Glenn C. Loury
Glenn C. Loury (Professor of the Year Award )

Glenn C. Loury is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics at Brown University. Loury’s work focuses on affirmative action, the black family, and black patriotism. As an economic theorist, Loury has published widely and lectured throughout the world on his research. He is also among America’s leading critics writing on racial inequality. He has been elected as a distinguished fellow of the American Economics Association, a member of the American Philosophical Society and of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Loury holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Northwestern and a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.

Susan Hanssen
Susan Hanssen (Keynote Speaker)

Susan Hanssen is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Dallas. She received her PhD in history from Rice University in Houston, Texas and her bachelor’s degree in history from Boston University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). During the summer of 2008 she served as an adjunct professor for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation at Georgetown University. She was the 2010-2011 Garwood Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Modern Age Panel

Dr. Mansfield is one of the most important authors and professors in the country. Over the last few decades in this country, it’s hard to think of some who has had more of an impact on conservatives. Not only with his own award-winning work but also with the work of his students. His students have gone on to become some of the most influential people in American politics. His notable former students include Francis Fukuyama, Andrew Sullivan, and Senator Tom Cotton.

The panel will be moderated by Modern Age editor-in-chief Daniel McCarthy. Watch as Harvey Mansfield, Sam Goldman, and more discuss “Power, Manliness, and Moderation: From Machiavelli to Montesquieu.”

This Panel is free to attend and will have time for audience Q&A. You will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Mansfield your questions.


Event Details and Accommodations

Intercontinental Willard Washingtondc Exterior

DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Modern Age Panel is from 3-5 p.m.
General Reception is from 6-7 p.m.
Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Black-tie optional

Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C


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