Making Sense of Current Events During this Extraordinary Time

Episode 7 – Victor Davis Hanson is a prolific scholar, writer, and speaker who’s extensively analyzed social and political movements today and throughout history. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and chairs the working group on military history and contemporary conflict. Hanson is a 2008 Bradley Prize winner and a member of The Bradley Foundation’s Board of Directors.




Episode 6 –Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and frequently a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He is a 2005 winner of the Bradley Prize and a member of The Bradley Foundation’s Board of Directors.




Episode 5 – Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a commentator for Fox News. Riley writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. He also speaks frequently on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. Riley is the author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders (2008), Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014), and False Black Power? (2017). He is a 2018 winner of the Bradley Prize.




Episode 4 – Andrew Roberts is a British historian and journalist. He is also the author of numerous award-winning books on world leaders and military history. His most recent book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, won both the ICS Churchill Award for Literacy and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Prize. He is a 2016 winner of the Bradley Prize.




Episode 3 – Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., President of Purdue University, previously served as the 49th governor of Indiana, and as director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. Mitch Daniels is a 2013 Bradley Prize winner.




It’s been said that the COVID 19 pandemic is like nothing the U.S. has ever experienced and therefore the past can’t guide us. While the crisis is indeed extraordinary, acclaimed historian Dr. Allen Guelzo eloquently argues in our latest episode of Conceived in Liberty that we can indeed apply valuable lessons from history.

Episode 2 – Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities and Director, Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University, and a Visiting Fellow, Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Dr. Guelzo is a 2018 Bradley Prize winner.




Episode 1 – Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal columnist and author. Kim Strassel is a 2014 Bradley Prize winner and serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Bradley Prizes awards ceremony.

Conceived in Liberty: The Bradley Speaker Series features video interviews with freedom and free enterprise movement luminaries on topics such as civil liberties, free markets, civil society, and more. Making sense of current events during this extraordinary time can be trying. The Bradley Speaker Series will offer meaningful perspectives on the challenges we face. Our guests will focus on the big picture by distilling what the latest developments mean to our deeply held values and freedoms. We hope you enjoy the series.