2017 Conference

Culture and Art in a Populist Age

October 30, 2017

Washington D.C.  • Dupont Circle Hotel

The conference is sponsored by the American Culture & Ideas Initiative and the Ethics & Public Policy Center. It features philosopher Sir Roger Scruton (University of Buckingham), Bruce Cole (Senior Fellow at EPPC and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities), Heather Mac Donald (Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute), Eric Gibson (Editor at the Wall Street Journal), and professor and composer Daniel Asia (Founder of the American Culture & Ideas Initiative). Influential scholars and intellectuals respond to these experts to create an interesting and important dialogue. 

The event explores the immediate future of the arts within the dynamic and controversial political environment that has emerged in the wake of the 2016 elections. How does the recent strand of populism affect the arts and humanities moving forward? Are the high arts insulated from the vicissitudes of quotidian life? Or does a populist surge speak directly to the arts in a post-Enlightenment era? Conference participants are uniquely suited to address these questions.

Contact Gayle Siegel to register: gayles@email.arizona.edu or call 520.490.8544

For other questions concerning the event contact Dr. Robert E. Gordon: regordo1@email.arizona.edu or call 480.241.1163  

Agenda and Registration