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Arguing Conservatism
a rhetoric & debate symposium
July 7-12, 2014
Russell Kirk Center • Mecosta, Michigan

You've read the books. You've heard the lectures. You've taken the classes. You've written the papers—sometimes even on time. But in the classical tradition, the content of one's knowledge isn't education enough- you must also master the art of rhetoric.

This summer, ISI will be taking conservative thought to a new intellectual level. Twenty-four outstanding students will be selected to learn the art of rhetoric and debate at the ancestral home of the legendary political theorist, Russell Kirk. Participants will engage in an intensive week of philosophical debate in the spirit of such traditional debating societies as the Oxford Union, Cambridge Union Society, and the Yale Political Union.

Application deadline is March 30, 2014

ISI Summer Scholars receive full tuition scholarship. Travel stipends are available on an application basis.

In addition to contact and basic education info, you will be required to provide the following materials as part of your application: Your résumé; and A cover letter explaining your favorite political thinker.

For more information, go to: http://home.isi.org/events/conferences/summer

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For more information, contact Carol Houseal.

(800) 526-7022
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