Distinguished Speaker Series

Taking place three afternoons per week during the fellowship

National leaders from government, business, journalism, the military, and the academy will discuss important topics of public policy and political thought with the student body. These discussions provide insights into the true nature of public service and the country’s most pressing issues. Listed below are the distinguished speakers of 2021.

North Korea: National Security and Human Rights

Jack David, Senior Fellow and Board Member, Hudson Institute
Melanie Kirkpatrick, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

The Future of American Political Parties

Matthew Continetti, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
William Galston, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

The Role of Think Tanks in Policy Making

Sarah May Stern, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hudson Institute
John P. Walters, President and CEO, Hudson Institute

Nietzsche and the Problem of Socrates

Michael W. Grenke, tutor, St. John's College Annapolis

Keynote Address: Civic Education and the American Future

Elaine L. Chao, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute

Special Providence: Theories of American Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead, Distinguished Scholar, Hudson Institute

Diplomacy and Public Service

Kelly Craft, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations,

Remarks on Citizenship, Leadership, and Current Affairs

Senator Tom Cotton, Senator, United States Senate

Remarks on Leadership and Public Service

Michael R. Pompeo, Hudson Institute Distinguished Scholar, and Former United States Secretary of State, Hudson Institute

Nature vs. Nurture

Harvey C. Mansfield, Professor, Harvard University

Remembering the Holocaust

Kenneth R. Weinstein, President and CEO, Hudson Institute

The Foundations of Modern Science: Bacon’s New Atlantis

Svetozar Minkov, Professor of Philosophy, Roosevelt University