Claremont Events

OCT 28

2017 Claremont Fellowship Alumni Retreat

Saturday, October 28 | City Tavern Club | Washington, D.C.

The Claremont Institute is pleased to invite our distinguished alumni to join us on Saturday, October 28 at the City Tavern Club in Washington, DC for the annual retreat and Salvatori Dinner.  

This year’s retreat will consist of a half-day Master Class on an important new book, The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom, and celebrate the scholarship of its author, Dr. Thomas G. West, at the Salvatori Dinner that evening.

Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion of the Founders’ political philosophy and how to restore that inheritance in our current political setting.

AGENDA: Doors open at 11:30am and Lunch is at noon
11:30am-12:00pm   Doors Open
12:00pm-1:00pm    Alumni Retreat Welcome Lunch (Fellows Only)
• Welcome and Introductions–Ryan Williams
• Opening Remarks 
1:15pm-2:45pm    The Founders Political Philosophy and Public Policy of Natural Rights (Fellows Only)
• Ryan Williams, President, Claremont Institute (moderator)
• Charles Kesler, Editor, Claremont Review of Books 
• Colleen Sheehan, Professor of Political Science, Villanova University
• Tom West, Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College (respondent)
3:00pm-4:40pm    Can We Restore the Founders’ Theory and Practice Today? (Fellows Only)
• Ryan Williams, President, Claremont Institute (moderator)
• John Eastman, Founding Director, Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
• Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. 
• Tom West, Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College (respondent)
4:40pm-5:30pm    Roundtable Discussion/ Debate among fellows (Fellows Only)
6:00pm-7:00pm    Cocktail Reception (Fellows and Guests)
7:00pm-9:00pm    Salvatori Dinner (Fellows and Guests)
City Tavern Club
3206 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8770
The cost to attend the retreat and dinner is $50 for Fellows. An additional guest dinner ticket may be purchased for $25. 
Due to space limitations, registrations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A limited number of rooms are available at the Westin Georgetown for a discounted block rate of $169++. To book a room for Saturday, October 28, please call 1(800) 937-8461 before October 19. To book additional nights for Thursday, October 26 or Friday, October 27, please call 1(800) 937-8461 immediately in order to secure the discounted rate for those nights. If you have questions about the room block, please email Laurel Conrad.