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Here’s the Agenda for the NR Institute Summit

There’s still time to register, which can be done here, and to book a room at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, done here. And here’s why you would attend:


Friday, January 25, 2013 (begins at 4:00 P.M.)

Jay Nordlinger interviews Congressman Tom Cotton (Arkansas)


Panel: Can Politics be Hospitable to Life?

Moderator: Jennifer Marshall, the Heritage Foundation

Charles Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute

Ed Mechmann, Archdiocese of New York

Carter Snead, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame

Dorinda Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund



Rich Lowry interviews Charles Krauthammer


Night Owl

Kathryn Lopez, National Review Online

Laura Ingraham, Radio Show Host

Mona Charen, Syndicated Columnist

Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, Inc.

Mia Love, Mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah


#more#Saturday, January 26, 2013 (begins at 8:00 a.M.)



Welcome by Rich Lowry

Presentation by Peter Thiel, Co-founder of Paypal

Remarks by Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)

Kevin Williamson discusses energy policy with Harold Hamm (Continental Resources)


Panel: What is Wrong with the Right?

Moderator: Reihan Salam, National Review Online

Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard

Yuval Levin, National Affairs

John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’

Ross Douthat, New York Times



Master of Ceremonies: Bob Costa, National Review

Introduction by Jay Nordlinger, National Review

Remarks by Senator Ted Cruz (Texas)

Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin)


Panel: Does the Constitution Have a Future?

Moderator: Ed Whelan, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Virginia)

Charles Kesler, Claremont Graduate University

Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the United States


Panel: Solutions from the States

Moderator: John Fund, National Review

Travis Brown, author of How Money Walks

John Hood, John Locke Foundation

Darcy Olsen, Goldwater Institute

Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity


Panel: Do Demographics Doom the Right?

Moderator: Heather Higgins, Independent Women’s Voice

Michael Barone, Syndicated Columnist

Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, Inc.

Cleta Mitchell, Foley & Lardner, LLP

Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition


Debate on America’s Immigration Policy

Moderator: Jim Geraghty, National Review Online

Hugh Hewitt, The Hugh Hewitt Radio Show

Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies


The Way Out of the Fiscal Mess

Moderator: James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute

Chris DeMuth, Hudson Institute

Charlie Gasparino, Fox Business

Amity Shlaes, George W. Bush Institute





Master of Ceremonies: Larry Kudlow, CNBC’s The Kudlow Report

Bill Bennett, The Bill Bennett Radio Show

Jim DeMint, The Heritage Foundation


Night Owl

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

Rob Long, National Review Online

Mark Steyn, author of After America


Sunday, January 27, 2013 (starts at 7:30 A.M.)


Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (Virginia)


Panel: What is a Conservative Foreign Policy?

Moderator: John Hillen, National Review

Fred Kagan, American Enterprise Institute

Andy McCarthy, National Review Institute

John O’Sullivan, Editor-at-Large, National Review

Larry Kudlow discusses the morality of free markets with Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute


Panel: Building a Marriage Culture

Moderator: Ryan Anderson, The Heritage Foundation

Maggie Gallagher, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

Doug Mainwaring, National Capital Tea Party Patriots

Mark Regnerus, University of Texas at Austin

Brad Wilcox, National Marriage Project



Master of Ceremonies: Rich Lowry

The Honorable Artur Davis (Alabama)

Governor Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)


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