Investing in the next generation of activists, thinkers, and leaders is important – that’s why New Direction is pleased to present its latest edition of the Young Leaders Academy. For two days, students and young professionals will gather for a series of lectures and debates introducing them to core conservative and classical liberal principles – equipping them with the knowledge they need to expand the movement.
With talks on culture, the environment, security, and philosophy, the New Direction Young Leaders Academy aims to present the next generation with new ideas to take with them into the future. New Direction is pleased to be partnered with Oikos and Konservativa Förbundet for this special event on 16th-18th June 2023.
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17:30 - 19:00
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19:00 - 23:00
Short welcoming speaches by:
Countering the hegonomy of left-liberal media
It sometimes feels as though centre-right voices are missing from the mainstream media, or even at times as though a certain narrative dominates the news agenda. However, in recent years there has been a growth of new publications and outlets offering the public media that better reflects their beliefs.
Winning by Example – Success in the Culture War
At times it seems as though the left are winning the culture war, however there are strong examples of how the right have won. Organised groups have managed to help conservative candidates win elections, academics defend free speech, and scholars argue in debates. There are plenty of examples of conservatives winning by example.
Sovereignity or Submission
John Fonte is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture at Hudson Institute.Here he will discuss his book ‘Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others?’, recently translated into Swedish for the first time.
Woke capitalism - A New front in the culture war?
Environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is taking over business, being used as a means of judging a company’s success on other means than just if they serve their customers well. Does this new ‘woke capitalism’ pose a threat to the market economy?
Climate and the environment are at the top of the agenda around the world, with summits and conferences calling for great action to deal with our changing climate. However, what are the conservative answers to these challenges?
Dr. Jordan Petersons “A conservative manifesto”
In September 2022, Dr Jordan Peterson published his ‘Conservative Manifesto’, now translated into Swedish for the first time. In this discussion we will look at its content, and how it fits in the framework of European conservatism.
Roger Scruton Dinner
Dinner Speech by Lady Sophie Scruton
Nordic conservatism is going through something of a renaissance. With a new conservative government in Sweden, the centre right reaching more than 50% in the Finnish elections, and Norwegian Conservatives set to secure first place for the first time in more than 100 years. What is behind this newfound success?
Security policy in the Baltic Sea Region
The War in Ukraine has had a profound impact on security in Europe – especially in the Baltic Sea region where Russia has been active for many years. With Finland having become NATO’s newest member, and Sweden on the way, what is the future of Baltic Security?
Charlie Weimers, Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Member of New Direction
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