Fall 2018 Series

Fall 2018 – Patriotism, Nationalism, and the Idea of America

The Institute’s fall series will explore the meaning of America in 2018 from a variety of different perspectives. What kind of role should America be playing on the world stage? What kinds of values and experiences can unite Americans from all different backgrounds? How do we balance the commitments we owe to ourselves, our families, and our fellow Americans?  Answers to these questions are neither simple nor easy, but they form the foundation on which we build our shared political life.

We hope you join us in person or online for these important and engaging conversations!  All IFC events are free and open to the public.

David brooks

Patriotism, Nationalism, and the Idea of America
Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00pm
Boe Chapel

The theater of public policy
in conversation with william J. doherty and Samara Klar

Political Polarization in America: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and Why It Matters
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00pm
The Pause Mane Stage, Buntrock Commons

Walter russell mead

History, American Greatness, and the State of Israel
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:30pm
Viking Theater


Walter russell mead

Examining ‘America First’: Nationalism and Jacksonian Democracy in the 21st Century
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00pm
Viking Theater

R. Eugene Parta ’62

U.S. Global Media and American ‘Soft Power’: Cold War Successes, Current Challenges, An Uncertain Future
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00pm
Viking Theater