About - Conservative Persuasions


Given the uniformity of opinion on many college campuses, students often lack opportunities to learn about the foundational principles of conservative thought. Moreover, with the development of populism over the past several years, even many right-leaning students are asking important questions about what it means to be a conservative in 21st-century America. This collection of essays by AEI scholars and other experts provides a helpful starting point for college students seeking to understand the principles and ideas driving mainstream conservative thought and engage in civil and substantive discourse with their peers. Contributors include Yuval Levin on freedom and tradition, Ian Rowe on marriage and families, Diana Schaub on patriotism, and Michael R. Strain on free markets.

About AEI’s Academic Programs

The AEI Academic Programs department connects top college students across the country with the ideas, research, and network of AEI. While members of our growing student network come to AEI with varying policy interests and ideological beliefs, they share a commitment to renewing healthy civic engagement on their campuses. Reflected in all our programs and resources are AEI’s beliefs in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture. Visit https://www.aei.org/academic-programs/ to learn more, or contact us at [email protected].