Senior Fellows

Ian Crowe, M.A. (Oxon), M. Litt, Ph.D. Director, The Edmund Burke Society of America
Bruce P. Frohnen, J.D., Ph.D. Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University College of Law
Vigen Guroian, Ph.D. Professor of Religious Studies (Eastern Christianity), University of Virginia
George H. Nash, Ph.D. Historian, South Hadley, Massachusetts
James E. Person, Jr. Publishing manager, writer, and editor at large, Northville, Michigan
Marco Respinti Journalist
Director, Centro Studi Russell Kirk, Milan, Italy
Gleaves Whitney Director, The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.

Russell Kirk

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Highlights

Trump and the Future of American Democracy

Donald Trump’s election changed the American political landscape … hugely. Join Kirk on Campus at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., for a spirited conversation with Ross Douthat of the New York Times, Sam Tanenhaus of the New York Times, Mark Bauerlein of First Things, and Hope College’s Jeff Polet, about how the American conservative and progressive movements have been reshaped by the Trump presidency, and what it means for the future. Register for this free event here.

Oct 2017

Budziszewski Lecture in Grand Rapids

The Society for Law and Culture is joining with the Christian Legal Society in sponsoring a lecture by J. Budziszewski titled “Natural Law: Why and So What?” The event will be held at Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, MI, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Prof. Budziszewski is an engaging speaker, perceptive social critic, and prolific author on natural law and other topics. Download the event flier for more details and contact information.

Oct 2017

Historical Marker Project

Thank you! In preparation for the upcoming centennial of the birth of Russell Kirk, friends have successfully funded a historical marker for his birthplace of Plymouth, Michigan. We are grateful to all who participated. Here is a video of Annette Kirk and Andrea Kirk Assaf celebrating the end of the campaign. For more details, visit the GoFundMe campaign site. The project is being coordinated by Bart Smith, a former Wilbur Fellow.

Sep 2017