The State of Conservatism Today

Conservatism in the Age of Trump


JMC’s partner program, the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI), will host a panel on conservatism in the current political climate. The panel features two of JMC board members, William Kristol and James Ceaser, as well as Ross Douthat and Eliana Johnson.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 • 3:00PM-5:00PM
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium • 53 Wall St, New Haven, Connecticut

 For inquiries related to the conference, please contact one of YCRI’s co-directors, Steven Smith.


Bill Kristol photoWilliam Kristol is a member of JMC’s Board of Directors and the editor at large of The Weekly Standard, is a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and appears frequently on other leading political commentary shows. Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. He served as editor for 21 years.

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James W. Ceaser serves on the board of the Jack Miller Center and is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

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Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Wednesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger for He is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, published in 2012, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.

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Eliana Johnson is a national political reporter at Politico. She previously served as Washington editor of National Review, where she was the organization’s lead reporter on the 2016 election. She has worked as a producer at the Fox News Channel, as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a staff reporter for the New York Sun. She graduated from Yale College in 2006 with a degree in History.

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