To troll or not to troll? David French and Alexandra DeSanctis bring their popular National Review podcast to Capitol Hill to address the proper conservative response to the campus free speech wars. Conservatives on campus are often as divided as conservatives across America. Win hearts and minds? Or own the libs? The answer to these questions may not only define conservatism for a generation, they may well determine whether our culture continues to embrace free speech as an important national and constitutional value.
Join David French and Alexandra DeSanctis for a special live recording of the Ordered Liberty podcast on Capitol Hill sponsored by National Review Institute and Charles Koch Institute. The event will be held from 4-5pm in Rayburn 2044-2045. Refreshments will be served.
David French is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author or co-author of several books including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. David is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.
Alexandra DeSanctis graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. At Notre Dame, she was executive editor of the independent, conservative student newspaper the Irish Rover, and she served twice as co-chair of the largest student-run conference in the country, the Edith Stein Project. During college, she was a contributing reporter for the College Fix, the National Catholic Register, and the Cardinal Newman Society, and she served as a writer and managing editor for the online journal of religion and politics Ethika Politika. As a Student Free Press Association intern, she worked for the editorial board of USA TODAY, and she served as a reporting intern for the local newspaper the High Point Enterprise through the Collegiate Network internship program. While in high school, she interned twice for the Laura Ingraham Radio Show. Alexandra was a Buckley Journalism Fellow from 2016-2018 and is now a staff writer at National Review.