2019 SUMMER CONFERENCE
The Values & Capitalism Summer Conference is a two-day seminar in Washington, DC, for students and faculty partners from Christian colleges and universities across the country. This June, V&C will host its ninth annual Summer Conference, during which participants will engage with policy experts and practitioners in a series of conversations about some of the most pressing issues facing our nation today, with a particular focus on how to approach these issues from a Christian perspective.
June 20-22, 2019
Housing, Meals, and Travel Expenses
Preference will be given to students who have not previously attended a Values & Capitalism conference or participated in a V&C honors program.
Applications are due by May 1, 2019
There is no conference registration fee. Accepted participants will receive a travel voucher based on distance from Washington, DC, lodging, and meals on Thursday evening, all day Friday, and Saturday morning.
Students must arrive in DC by 4:00pm on Friday, June 20, and must check out of their hotel rooms by 11:00am on Saturday, June 22, but may book travel out of DC at their convenience.
- Applicants must submit a resume, unofficial transcript and a cover letter explaining 1) their interest in politics and public policy and 2) why they want to participate in the Values & Capitalism Summer Conference.
- Applicants must secure a recommendation or nomination from a faculty member at their college or university in order to apply. Faculty members may submit their recommendations online at this link. Faculty recommendations are due by April 26, 2019.
- Applicants must be current undergraduates. Preference will be given to students who have not previously attended a Values & Capitalism conference or participated in a V&C honors program.
- Applicants must have a brief recommendation from a faculty member at their college or university.
- International students are eligible.
Contact our team at [email protected].
Thursday, June 20
5:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
6:15 p.m. Opening Lecture & Dinner: Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
Tim Carney, AEI
Thabiti Anyabwile, Anacostia River Church
Friday, June 21
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Reducing Recidivism: A Look at Faith and Re-entry
Brent Orrell, AEI
Heather Rice-Minus, Prison Fellowship
Jesse Wiese, Prison Fellowship
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. American Internationalism: How Should the U.S. Engage in the World?
Paul Miller, Georgetown University
Paul Rowe, Trinity Western University
11:30 p.m. Lunch & Lecture
Ross Douthat, The New York Times
2:30 p.m. The Future of Liberalism
Catherine Pakaluk, Catholic University of America
Mark Mitchell, Patrick Henry College
3:45 p.m. Small Group Breakout Discussions
4:15 p.m. Break/Free Time
5:30 p.m. Dinner and Lecture: Love Your Enemies
Arthur Brooks, AEI
Saturday, June 22
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Biblical Reflection
Jeff Bailey, Church of the Resurrection
10:00 a.m. Career Panel
Katherine Haley, Philanthropy Roundtable
Joel Harris, Mars, Inc.
Beth Chapman Kaufmann, Vide Consulting
Alison Patch, APCO Worldwide
11:00 a.m. Student and Faculty Collaboration Discussions
12:00 p.m. Adjournment