ISI’s Second Annual Homecoming Weekend

May 13-14, 2022
Wilmington, DE

Join Us for ISI’s Second-Annual Homecoming Weekend, May 13-14!

Please note: The Conservative Book of the Year Award Dinner is sold out.



Join ISI alumni, faculty, and supporters for a weekend of fellowship and a renewal of your ISI intellectual experience.

Hosted on ISI’s beautiful 20-acre campus in Wilmington, Delaware, ISI’s second annual Homecoming will be a weekend to remember. 

Highlights include:

  • Friday night: A dinner honoring the winner of ISI’s 2022 Conservative Book of the Year award, Victor Davis Hanson for The Dying Citizen

  • Saturday Reunion luncheons: Luncheons for Graduate Fellows; Honors Scholars and Society Leaders; and Collegiate Network Editors, Interns, and Fellows past and present to reconnect with their ISI cohorts
  • Saturday afternoon: A reunion conference featuring panels on the purpose of the liberal arts and the future of higher ed
  • Saturday evening: A reception featuring food, live music, and dancing on ISI’s campus


Special discounted rate of only $50 for ISI students and alumni under age 30!



About this year's Conservative Book of the Year Award Winner

In The Dying Citizen, Victor Davis Hanson explores the history of citizenship—and how rare of an idea “the citizen” has been throughout human history. Hanson argues that citizenship was one of America’s most valued ideas until recent decades. Today, the American citizen is on life-support thanks to fifty years of fractured social institutions, a decaying middle class, open borders, an increased dependence on the federal government, and a dwindling understanding of the constitution. And, as Hanson explains, as goes the American citizen so goes American liberty. Is there hope? Hanson thinks so, but it will take nothing short of “shock treatment” on a national scale.

“ISI is pleased to recognize Victor Davis Hanson’s The Dying Citizen as an impressive contribution to the conservative intellectual tradition in America,” noted ISI President and CEO, Jonny Burtka. “As Daniel Mahoney wrote in National Review, Hanson’s book is a ‘welcome corrective to those influential forces and doctrines in our midst that conspire to delegitimize the citizen’ and a call to restore the central role of citizenship in American society.”

About the Author: Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of over two dozen books, most recently The Case for Trump. He lives in Selma, California.

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