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McCloskey Speaker Series – American Conservatism: Preserving the Idea of Perpetual Change

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Featuring George Will, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist at The Washington Post, and commentator for NBC News and MSNBC, in conversation with Susan Page, Washington Bureau chief for USA TODAY. He is the author of numerous books on the Western political tradition including most recently, The Conservative Sensibility. Will, whom The Wall Street Journal once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America,” will discuss the current state of conservatism in the United States and whether or not it aligns with the Founders’ vision of natural rights, limited government, religious freedom and the belief in human dignity.

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George Will is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and his newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. In June 2019, Mr. Will released his most recent work, The Conservative Sensibility. In 1981, Mr. Will became a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week and spent over three decades providing regular commentary. Then followed three years with Fox News where he appeared regularly on Special Report and Fox News Sunday. Mr. Will is now a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News.


Susan Page is the award-winning Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, where she writes about politics and the White House. Susan has covered six White House administrations and ten presidential elections. She has interviewed the past nine presidents and reported from six continents and dozens of foreign countries. She has appeared as an analyst on ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face the Nation, CNN’s State of the Union, Fox News Sunday, NBC’s Meet the Press, PBS’ NewsHour, NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, and other TV and radio programs. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Mon Jul 20, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT