Past & Upcoming Events

Foreign Policy Preview of 2019

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For this meeting, we'll preview some of the Foreign Policy challenges ahead for the U.S. in 2019. We'll evaluate and analyze the political tensions and risks in several important regions around the world. Further, we'll examine the international economic trends and the political climate in certain nations that will play a critical role.

To that end, we'll review and analyze the following:

1. The U.S.-China relations

2. The (ostensible) collapse of Venezuela

3. The perpetual U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

4. The rise of "populism" in the E.U.

More details to follow.

New York, NY 10001 - USA

Saturday, February 9 at 3:00 PM


"Conservatism" in the Era of Trump (Movement Politics, Part 6)

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The "Movement Politics" series explore various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.

Our aim is to explore these movements or groups, in depth, without the veneer of hyperpartisan rhetoric. As such, the discussions will be based on factual evidence, coupled with sound reasoning and any persuasion at the highest level of intellectual rigor.

For this meeting, we'll discuss and evaluate the current state of "Conservatism" in the Era of Trump. This meeting also coincides with the 2019 CPAC convention (https://conservative....), which will be held during the week of Feb. 27, 2019. To that end, we'll discuss and explore the following themes:

- What are the core values of a modern day Conservative?

- Have those core values changed or deviated from the "traditional" Conservative orthodoxy?

- What are some of the ideological orthodoxies that are being rebuked by the modern-day Conservative movement? If so, why?

Book Club: "The Fountainhead" -- by Ayn Rand (Part One)

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This is a three-part book club series reading and discussing the 1943 novel "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.

This is a 700-page book. For this meeting, we'll cover Chapters 1 to 5, which is about one-third of the book.

PLEASE NOTE: reading assignments are mandatory, if you wish to attend.

This meeting is intended to be a small group discussion to allow robust exchange of views and ideas.

The meeting will be announced in early January 2019, to ensure that those who wish to attend can purchase the book and complete the reading assignment.

More details to follow.

New York, NY 10001 - USA

Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 PM


Law, History & Politics: Founding of UN + Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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For this meeting, we'll discuss:

1) the founding of the United Nations; and

2) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (circa Dec. 1948)

To that end, we'll discuss and analyze each of its three distinct components: Law, History and Politics.

The Premise:
In the previous episode of LHP, World War II had just ended ( Various international tribunals were formed, adjudicating the "crimes against humanity" of the recently-defeated Axis powers. The rise and fall of "nationalism" during the early part of the Twentieth Century -- giving rise to the bloodiest conflict in human history -- has now given way to grand reconstruction efforts, by way of the Marshal Plan and the formation of the United Nations.

Here are the discussion topics:

I. Law

The Charter of the United Nations