Bruce P. Frohnen

Bruce P. Frohnen is a Senior Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal.

Bruce Frohnen

He is Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University College of Law.

He has served as Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Jurisprudence at Colgate University, Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Legislative Aide to a United States Senator, and Senior Fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. He has authored or co-authored three books and over 100 articles, essays, book chapters and reviews. His co-edited volume American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia was the subject of a front page article in the New York Times. His two most recent edited volumes, The American Nation: Primary Sources and Rethinking Rights (with Kenneth Grasso) were named Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. His research interests focus on the nature, development, and prospects for constitutionalism and human rights given changing views regarding the nature of human community and the person. He teaches a wide range of courses, from Commercial and Property Law to Law and Politics and Political Philosophy. He holds a JD from the Emory University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.

A “conservative character [is] suspicious of doctrinaire alteration, respectful toward history, preferring variety over uniformity, acknowledging a moral order composed of human persons, not of mere political and economic atoms subservient to the state.”

Russell Kirk, A Program for Conservatives, 1954

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Highlights

2017 Burke Conference Announced

The Edmund Burke Society announces its next conference, to be held on 10-11 February 2017 at St John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. The theme for this gathering is “Edmund Burke and The Conservative Mind: Russell Kirk on the Burke Revival Then and Now.” The program features keynote addresses by Dr. Bruce Frohnen and Mr. André Gushurst-Moore. The Call for Papers is now available (proposal deadline 15 December 2016), and includes more details. Use this link to express interest in attending.

Relatedly, Senior Fellow Ian Crowe recently reviewed a new edition of Burke’s writings in the Everyman Library. Crowe notes that the collection, edited and with an introduction by British Member of Parliament Jesse Norman, offers a useful exploration of Burke’s views of “party.”

And do not miss the newly posted issue of Studies in Burke and His Time (Volume 25).

Nov 2016

Birzer wins 2016 Paolucci Award

We congratulate Bradley J. Birzer, the 2016 recipient of the Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award for his biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative. This annual award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute honors the best book that advances conservative principles. ISI is hosting the Paolucci Award dinner during the Philadelphia Society national meeting, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. Dr. Birzer will be speaking at the event. See this link for details on the award and dinner.

Sep 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Spring 2016 issue of the Kirk Center’s newsletter, Permanent Things, is now available for download. This issue features reports of participation in a liberal–conservative summit held by the Kirk Center and the Hauenstein Center, recent seminars, and a profile of a new archivist helping to digitize the Kirk archives.

Jul 2016