ISI’s 14th Annual Gala for Western Civilization

September 19, 2019
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
6 p.m.

Join ISI in Philadelphia on September 19 to honor Sir Roger Scruton!

“Our greatest living conservative thinker.” —Daniel Hannan, author, journalist, and politician

“One of the most eminent philosophers in the world.” —Robert P. George, Princeton University

“The world’s greatest conservative thinker.” —Institute for Public Affairs

“A virtuoso in so many genres that it is almost impossible for any ordinary person to assess his accomplishments.” —Daniel Cullen, Rhodes College

Roger ScrutonThat is just a sampling of the praise for Sir Roger Scruton.

And you can hear from him at ISI’s Fourteenth Annual Gala for Western Civilization on Thursday, September 19. Scruton will accept ISI’s Defender of Western Civilization Award, a fitting honor for the man widely regarded as the most important conservative thinker of our time.

Here are details:


Important Update

Sir Roger Scruton regrets that he is not able to accept the award in person, as he is currently undergoing a course of chemotherapy and is unable to travel. He will, however, be joining guests and expressing his gratitude via videolink.

You will hear from John O’Sullivan—journalist, author, and former adviser to British prime minister Margaret Thatcher—along with conservative philanthropist Rebekah Mercer.

John O'Sullivan and Rebekah Mercer

It is going to be a very memorable night that you will not want to miss.

If you have questions, please contact Allyssa Schulz-Fricker at