Burke, Buckley, and You! | National Review


National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. (National Review)

Calling all mid-career professionals! National Review Institute’s Spring 2022 Burke to Buckley program is headed to New York City, Philadelphia, and for the first time, Miami.

The Burke to Buckley Program is an eight-week graduate-level series designed for mid-career professionals to gain a deeper understanding of conservative thought, while building a network of talented, like-minded individuals. Each class is made up of 20 to 25 participants. Candidates should have between ten and 25 years of professional work experience and ideally be between 35 and 55 years old. This program is not intended for recent graduates or people working in the fields of public policy or politics.

This spring’s program will run from approximately March to May. Accepted participants will gather over dinner to discuss foundational conservative texts. Each week, an expert (often an NR writer or fellow) will guide the discussion providing a unique opportunity for participants to engage with, and to learn from, one another. Program topics include:

  • William F. Buckley Jr. and American Conservatism
  • The Founders’ Constitution
  • Economic Freedom and Political Freedom
  • Burke, Prudence, and the Spirit of Conservatism
  • Conservatism, Libertarianism, and Fusionism
  • Mediating Structures between the State and the Individual
  • Conservatism, Democracy, and Foreign Policy
  • The Conservative Spirit and Civic Gratitude

Check out the Burke to Buckley webpage for more information and applications, and be sure to apply by December 15, 2021.

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