New Urbanism and the Human Habitat

September 30, 2015 by   Filed under Latest

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The National Civic Art Society hosted a panel discussion with James Howard Kunstler, Michael Mehaffy, and Roger Scruton on “New Urbanism and the Human Habitat: Beauty in the Natural and Built Environment.” The event which was held at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. was moderated by the Common Sense Society’s Pannonius Fellow, Orsolya Ujj. […] Read More →

Pannonius Fellowship Program

May 28, 2014 by   Filed under Latest


A 5-month, full-time transatlantinc fellowship opportunity for young leaders and scholars from the U.S. and Hungary. Read More →

Carolina Summer Academy Recap

June 9, 2013 by   Filed under Latest


The inaugural Carolina Summer Academy took place at Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, SC. After a competitive application process, selected participants were hosted free of charge for five days and four nights and  engaged in vigorous intellectual exchange with award-winning scholars and speakers from around the world and from right here in the Carolinas. In particular, we focused on thinking […] Read More →

Debating the Freedoms America Promotes (video)

January 9, 2013 by   Filed under Latest

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On October 18, 2012 a panel of noted experts with differing points of view debated the question “Is the Promotion of International LGBT Rights Given Greater Priority than the Promotion of International Religious Freedom?”. Specifically, the participants considered (1) whether the active promotion of LGBT rights around the world has diminished the United States’ dedication to […] Read More →

America Through European Eyes

January 9, 2013 by   Filed under Latest


On September 6, 2012 CSS hosted a conversation with Alan Levine (American University) who examined both historical and modern European views of America. What have Europeans gotten right—and wrong—and could modern Europeans learn from the classical liberal example of this still-young nation? Joshua Mitchell of Georgetown University responded as a discussant. The idea of America has fascinated the […] Read More →

America the Beautiful?

May 21, 2012 by   Filed under Latest

On May 21, 2012, CSS hosted a discussion with Roger Scruton on the importance of aesthetics in public life.  In Democracy in America, Alexis d’Tocqueville remarked that Americans’ “taste for the useful predominate over [their] love of the beautiful.” A look at the modern American city, complete with its ubiquitous sky scrapers and brutalist concrete structures, and […] Read More →

Debating Non-Interventionism in U.S. Foreign Policy (video)

November 3, 2011 by   Filed under Latest

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On November 3, 2011, CSS hosted a forum about the use of military force and America’s proper role in the world. Forum participants: Lindsey Graham (R-SC) United States Senator Kurt Volker Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO  Jamie Fly Executive Director, The Foreign Policy Initiative Benjamin Friedman Research Fellow, The Cato Institute Brian Kennedy President, The Claremont […] Read More →

Reagan v. Buckley: Debating American Foreign Policy (video)

October 6, 2011 by   Filed under Latest

On October 6, 2011, we joined the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, and Heritage Foundation historian Lee Edwards for a theater screening and discussion about the famed 1978 Buckley-Reagan debate. The event was held in the Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium. Special Thanks to the Hoover Institution for providing archived video footage for […] Read More →

The Legacy of Ronald Reagan (video)

June 28, 2011 by   Filed under Latest

A discussion with Ronald Reagan’s special advisor and Attorney General Ed Meese moderated by the president’s speechwriter, Peggy Noonan about the life and legacy of Reagan, and how he thought about this part of the world. How did Reagan view America’s role in the future freedom of captive nations? What were his expectations regarding this […] Read More →

Hungary’s New Constitution: Prospects for the Rule of Law & Liberty in New Europe

March 21, 2011 by   Filed under Latest

At this critical juncture, Hungary has the chance to provide a model for proper constitutionalism in Europe. To fail, in the words of Alexander Hamilton, would be a “general misfortune for mankind.” Americans are watching with expectation Hungary’s new experiment in establishing good government. The event was co-sponsored by the Hungarian American Coalition and the […] Read More →