The Conservative Mind at 60: Register Now

Published in the same year as ISI's founding, Kirk's magnum opus The Conservative Mindtraced conservative intellectual thinkers in the English and American tradition from the philosopher Edmund Burke to the poet T.S. Eliot. Originally his doctoral thesis at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Kirk's history quickly became a popular sensation, even gaining warm praise in Time magazine. It would go on to become perhaps the single most formative book of the conservative movement.

But is it still? Does The Conservative Mind maintain its relevance in our own age, when the word "conservative" connotes talk radio and Tea Parties more than a defense of tradition and order?

Join ISI and the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday Nov. 9th for a conference in Kirk's honor. Speakers will include Prof. Gleaves Whitney, Prof. Bruce Frohnen, and Gerald Russello, editor of the University Bookman. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served, but registration is requested, so please register here.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 on, and events will begin at 9:30am in the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall of GVSU's Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids (Google map here). The event will conclude by 3:30, and plenty of parking is available nearby. Please direct any questions or requests to Matt at or call 302-524-6132.

Schedule of Events

8:30 Continential Breakfast

9:30 Introductions

9:45 Gerald Russello, Editor of the University Bookman

11:00 Bruce Frohnen, Ohio Northern University

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center

2:00 Breakout Discussion Groups (in adjacent classrooms)

3:15 Wrap-up and farewell

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