August 10-11 Conference: “Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education”

Jul 18, 2018 |  NAS

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August 10-11 Conference: “Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education”

Jul 18, 2018 | 


Please join us in Grove City, Pennsylvania for NAS's next conference of 2018, "Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education." We are delighted to partner with Grove City College for this event.

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Capitol Ideas: Government Overreach and Higher Education
August 10-11, 2018
Grove City College, Hall of Arts & Letters
Pinchalong Rd 
Grove City, PA 16127

Friday, August 10, 2:30 pm – 8:00pm (Dinner included)
Saturday, August 11, 8:00am – 9:00pm (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

The program begins on Friday, August 10 at 3:30 pm, followed by opening remarks, a plenary address by Wilfred McClay, and a dinner address by Diane Auer Jones.
Saturday, August 11 begins with breakfast at 8:00am, followed by four panel discussions and small group conversations, a luncheon keynote address by Paul Kengor, a reception, and the dinner keynote by Steven Hayward

The conference lectures and panels will take place in the beautiful Hall of Arts & Letters on the picturesque Grove City College campus, and dinner will be held in Rathburn Hall.

For an updated agenda, please visit our main event page.

Hampton Inn & Suites
4 Holiday Blvd 
Mercer, PA 16137
Reserve a room online with our group rate, or call (724) 748-5744 and mention you are with National Association of Scholars.

Early Registration (by July 15): $75
Student Early Registration (by July 15): $50
Late Registration (after July 15): $100
Student Late Registration (after July 15): $65
Current NAS members will receive a discount code by email for $25 off the prices listed above. If you are a current member and have not received your discount code, please email Keli Carender at

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Keynote Speaker Bio:

Steven F. Hayward is currently a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and a visiting lecturer at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy and was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013-14. From 2002 to 2012 he was the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC and has been a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco since 1991.  

He writes frequently for the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalNational Review, the Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, and other publications. The author of six books including a two-volume chronicle of Reagan and his times entitled The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989, and the Almanac of Environmental Trends. His most recent book is Patriotism is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments That Redefined American Conservatism. He writes daily on, one of the nation's most read political websites.

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