The Institute for Faith & Freedom at Grove City College’s “The Conservative Mind” lecture series will feature Daniel McCarthy, vice president for the Collegiate Network at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the Morledge Great Room of Rathburn Hall on campus.
McCarthy is responsible for ISI’s college journalism programs, which support independent campus publications and provide internships and fellowships to outstanding student reporters, writers, and editors, and serves as editor of ISI Books and Modern Age, the institute’s flagship magazine.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at faithandfreedom.com.
“I’m really looking forward to hearing Dan McCarthy of ISI. Few organizations understand and have taught conservatism like the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. We at Grove City College have long had a close relationship with ISI, going way back to its literal founders — men like Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley, Jr.,” Professor of Political Science Dr. Paul Kengor, IFF’s senior director and chief academic fellow, said.
“The Conservative Mind” lecture series is designed to provide a well-informed understanding of conservatism, as articulated in the modern age by the likes Kirk, Buckley, and Ronald Reagan. Each semester, this series brings a leading conservative thinker or scholar to campus to explore the precise question of what it means to be a conservative.
The Institute for Faith & Freedom and Grove City College are uniquely positioned to tackle this subject and provide a wonderful learning opportunity for both young people and older individuals struggling to understand what it means to be a conservative today. Past lectures in the series are available online here.
“When we launched this series last year, ISI and Dan were at the top of our invite list. If you’re looking for an informed lecture on conservatism, this will be it,” Kengor said.
McCarthy has an extensive background in journalism, including as a columnist for The Spectator and past editor of The American Conservative. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The National Interest, First Things, Reason, and a wide range of other publications. Before coming to ISI, he was director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he edited a Collegiate Network paper, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
For more about the Institute for Faith & Freedom at Grove City College, visit faithandfreedom.com.