NAS leaders frequently speak on campuses, at conferences, and before government agencies. They also appear on TV and radio. Our state and regional affiliates hold their own events, which include guest lectures and membership banquets. Sign up for NAS’s newsletter to learn about upcoming events.


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January 9, 2013

"Recasting History Press Conference: Are Race, Class, and Gender Dominating American History?"

Peter Wood, Ashley Thorne, Richard Fonte, Robert Koons, and Thomas Lindsay

Texas Public Policy Center

Austin, TX                                                             

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March 1-2, 2013

NAS National Conference

"A Mighty Maze: Charting the Future of American Higher Education"

Peter Wood, Robert Paquette, Thomas Klingenstein, Michael Toscano, Charles Geshekter, Ashley Thorne, Richard Fonte, Russell Nieli, Althea Nagai, Gail Heriot, Ward Connerly, Jason Fertig, George Leef, Andrew Gillen, Michael Poliakoff, John Leo, Sol Stern, Fred Siegel, Peter Berkowitz, Stanley Kurtz, Stephen Balch, Ibn Warraq, and Paul Rahe

With Keynote Speakers Steve Milloy (founder of and author of Green Hell) and Tom Wolfe (author of I am Charlotte Simmons)

"The Sustainability Movement in the College Petri Dish" by Steve Milloy

"Dinner Keynote Address" by Tom Wolfe

The Harvard Club

New York, NY 

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April 3, 2013

"Bowdoin Report Launch: What Does Bowdoin Teach?"

Peter Wood, Thomas Klingenstein, and William J. Bennett, with moderator John Leo

The Manhattan Institute

New York, NY

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April 6, 2013

"With Liberty and Justice for All: A Critical Reexamination of Social Justice"

Peter Wood

The Philadelphia Society

Indianapolis, IN

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April 11-13, 2013

Western Civilization and the Academy Conference

Saint Vincent College, Center for Political and Economic Thought

Latrobe, PA

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April 21, 2013

"Ten Reasons Why Racial Preferences in College Admissions Has Been an Abject Failure"

Russell Nieli

New York Association of Scholars and CUNY Association of Scholars

New York, NY

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April 22, 2013

"Montesquieu and the American Constitution"

Paul Rahe

National Association of Scholars, Koch Foundation, and Public Policy Club at CCSU

New Britain, CT

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April 25, 2013

"Free to Teach, Free to Learn"

Academic Freedom Conference

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

New York, NY

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April 26, 2013

"The Myth of Diversity"

Peter Wood

Willaims College Debate Society

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

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May 2, 2013

"What Happens When Liberal Arts Education is Dominated by Political Philosophy"

Peter Wood

Minnesota Association of Scholars and Intellectual Takeout

St. Paul, MN

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June 14, 2013

Debates at the Annual Meeting of American Association of University Professors

Peter Wood

Washington D.C.

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July 21, 2013

Western Conservative Summit

Peter Wood and Sue Sharkey

Colorado Affiliate Meeting

Denver, CO

November 3, 2013

"Weather Underground in the Ivory Tower: Transforming Education from Kindergarten to College"

Mary Grabar and Tina Trent

Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Scholars

Decatur, GA

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November 30, 2013

"Lecture on Churchill's Marriage"

Paul H. Courtenay

Alaska Association of Scholars

Fairbanks, AK

December 2, 2013

"Lecture on Churchill's Paintings"

Paul H. Courtenay

Alaska Association of Scholars

Fairbanks, AK