Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University for an evening with the premiere political theorist of the modern Western world: Dr. Yoram Hazony.
The idea that American conservatism is identical to “classical” liberalism—widely held since the 1960s—is seriously mistaken. Dr. Hazony argues that the best hope for Western democracy is a return to the empiricist, religious, and nationalist traditions of America and Britain—the conservative traditions that brought greatness to the English-speaking nations and became the model for national freedom for the entire world.
Hazony will examine how Anglo-American conservatism became a distinctive alternative to divine-right monarchy, Puritan theocracy, and liberal revolution. After tracing the tradition from the Wars of the Roses to Burke and across the Atlantic to the American Federalists and Lincoln, he will describe the rise and fall of Enlightenment liberalism after World War II and the present-day debates between neoconservatives and national conservatives over how to respond to liberalism and the woke left and bring a revival of authentic Anglo-American conservatism in the twenty-first century.
Issue Forum: Conservatism: A Rediscovery
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm MT
Anschutz Great Room
Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
About Dr. Yoram Hazony:
Dr. Yoram Hazony is the President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, and currently serves as Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, a public affairs institute based in Washington that has hosted the National Conservatism Conference since 2019.
His book The Virtue of Nationalism was published by Basic Books in September 2018. It has been selected as Conservative Book of the Year for 2019, and was an amazon #1 best-seller in both International Diplomacy and Nationalism.
His most recent book Conservatism: A Rediscovery was published by Regnery in May 2022.
His previous books include The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which won the second place PROSE award for the best book in the category of Theology and Religion by the Association of American Publishers; The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul (Basic Books, 2000); and God and Politics in Esther (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
His work has appeared in The Wall St. Journal, The New York Times, Fox News, CNN, NPR, Time Magazine, The New Republic, National Review, Commentary, First Things, and American Affairs, among others. In April 2016, he appeared with Morgan Freeman in his hit National Geographic miniseries “The Story of God.” You can watch them talk about God here.
Earlier he founded and headed the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem research institute that conducted nearly two decades of pioneering work in the fields of philosophy, political theory, Bible, Talmud, Jewish and Zionist history, Middle East Studies and archaeology beginning in 1994. The Center’s publishing arm, Shalem Press, became Israel’s leading publisher of Western philosophy translated into Hebrew and published Azure magazine. In 2013, Shalem was accredited to grant Israel’s first Liberal Arts B.A., and formally became Shalem College. He served as President of Shalem from 1994-2002, and as Provost from 2005-2012. A journalistic write-up about his Shalem work is here.
After that, he served as a member of the Israel Council for Higher Education’s commission on General Studies and Liberal Arts programs in Israel’s universities and colleges, and was Director of the John Templeton Foundation‘s project in Jewish Philosophical Theology during the years 2010-2018.
He was born in Rehovot, Israel, in 1964. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies in 1986, and completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in Political Theory in 1993. As an undergraduate, he founded and was the first editor of Princeton’s conservative student journal, The Princeton Tory. The first issue appeared in October 1984, when Ronald Reagan was President and Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of Britain.
He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yael Hazony. They have nine children.