Claremont Events

APR 14

2018 Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston S. Churchill

Keynote Speaker and Statesmanship Award Recipient
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas

“We’re going to make America a better place.”—U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas

The Claremont Institute is pleased to announce that U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Dinner in Honor of Sir Winston S. Churchill. Senator Cotton will also be presented with the Claremont Institute’s Statesmanship Award.

As an undergraduate in 1997, Senator Cotton attended the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship, which he credits as the “single most important influence on my understanding of the American regime.” 

After completing the fellowship program, Senator Cotton went on to graduate from Harvard Law School. The attacks on September 11th prompted Cotton to leave private law practice and become an Infantry Officer for the United States Army.

Now the youngest member of the Senate, Senator Cotton has distinguished himself as a stalwart and thoughtful proponent of conservatism.

A true patriot and statesman, Senator Cotton is informed by high-minded attention to the principles of American political justice, properly understood. The Claremont Institute is proud to be presenting Senator Cotton with its Statesmanship award.

Mollie Hemingway (Lincoln Fellow 2014) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Hemingway is a Fox News contributor and senior editor at The Federalist. Learn more about Mollie here.

April 14, 2018

5:30pm - Reception 
6:30pm - Dinner

Balboa Bay Club
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663

The dress code for this event is cocktail attire.

Limited hotel room blocks are available for $249 per night + taxes and fees.  Please contact Kirstin Gadiel at by March 9 to secure a room at the discounted rate.

If you would like to purchase a table at the Dinner, you can join the Claremont Institute’s annual Host Committee by clicking here. You can also contact Christine Domenech at

If you are an alumnus of the Claremont Fellowship program and would like to attend, please contact Kirstin Gadiel at