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Upcoming Conferences & Debates

Dec 10

Conservative Conversations with ISI: Peter Wood

Debunk the 1619 Project with Peter Wood, historian and president of the National Association of Scholars.

Dec 17

Should America Return to the Natural Law Views of the Founding?

A debate between Dr. V. Phillip Muñoz and Fr. Dominic Legge on how best to restore a robust natural law perspective

Jan 7–10

ISI Honors Conference – Part II

A private conference for ISI Honors Scholars on "American Conservatism and the Quest for Community."

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