AEI Scholar Roslyn Layton, recent guest of the Buckley Program and expert on Net Neutrality and digital privacy issues, provided this reading list for fellows including articles, blogs, podcasts, and book recommendations!
"...a great conversation about not only the state of politics but how the history of presidential power and restraint can help us better understand an often confusing administration."
"For Bush, conservatism strives to create a future by learning from the lessons of the past. 'If there was ever need for a Bill Buckley-like approach to transforming conservatism in this country, it is right now,' Bush noted, pointing to William F. Buckley, Jr.'s trademark brand of intellectual, no-nonsense debate. 'When there is a breakdown of public discourse, everyone loses.'"
"The Buckley Program is not a group of radical, ill-intentioned Conservatives trying to stay relevant through sensationalizing trivial news, but rather a group of conscientious and pragmatic thinkers who seek truth in a complex society—much as all Yalies are here to do."
"[Governor Bush] highlighted that 'our politics mirror culture.' In his eyes, insults took precedence in 2016 not just as a result of the actions of our politicians, but because the culture of America condoned and even endorsed them."
The Buckley Program is eager to support its student fellows in their academic and professional endeavors. Fellows can apply for funding for travel to conferences at other universities or educational institutions, undergraduate research, and summer internships.
This page lists political internships, fellowships, research, and funding opportunities for student fellows!
Students interested in summer internships, post-grad jobs, or mentoring opportunities should fill out this form to be connected with professionals in their fields of interest!
“Universities in particular, as opposed to the rest of the world, are supposed to be “safe spaces” where ideas can be vigorously debated. This is where that social progress occurs...by suppressing this here, we are stunting our social progress.”