ISI’s Annual Homecoming Weekend

June 02-03, 2023
Wilmington, DE

Join Us for ISI’s Annual Homecoming Weekend, June 2-3!


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 annual Homecoming will be a weekend to remember. 

Highlights include:

  • Friday night: A dinner honoring the winner of ISI’s 2023 Conservative Book of the Year Award, Dr. Daniel J. Mahoney for The Statesman as Thinker

  • 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!


Homecoming Details


Friday & Saurday, June 2-3, 2023

Friday Evening – Conservative Book of the Year 
Saturday Afternoon – Reunion conference featuring panels
Saturday Evening – Reception featuring food, live music, and dancing on ISI’s campus

Hotel du Pont, Wilmington DE
Book your room using this link. Guests can also call the hotel directly(302-594-3100) and reference the group code ISI2023 to get the group rate.


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

In The Statesman as Thinker, Daniel J. Mahoney provides thoughtful and elegant portraits of statesmen who struggled to preserve freedom during times of crisis: Cicero using all the powers of rhetoric to preserve republican liberty in Rome against Caesar’s encroaching autocracy; Burke defending ordered liberty against Jacobin tyranny in revolutionary France; Tocqueville defending liberty and human dignity against blind reaction, democratic impatience, and revolutionary fanaticism; Lincoln preserving the American republic and putting an end to chattel slavery; Churchill defending liberty and law and opposing Nazi and Communist despotism; and Havel fighting Communism before 1989 and then leading the Czech Republic with dignity and grace.

Mahoney makes sense of the mixture of magnanimity and moderation that defines the statesman as thinker at his or her best. That admirable mixture of greatness, courage, and moderation owes much to classical and Christian wisdom and to the noble desire to protect the inheritance of civilization against rapacious and destructive despotic regimes and ideologies.

About the Author: Daniel J. Mahoney is a professor emeritus at Assumption University (where he taught from 1986 until 2021), a senior fellow at the RealClear Foundation, and a senior writer at Law and Liberty.