Upcoming Events

Spring 2024

The Jefferson Council 3rd Annual Meeting
April 9, 2024
Alumni Hall, Charlottesville

The spring of 2024 will be a historic pivot point for the University of Virginia. Governor Glenn Youngkin will select five new Board of Visitors members who, effective July 1, 2024, will give him a majority on the University of Virginia Board. What comes next? The Jefferson Council is devoting its 2024 Annual Meeting to exploring the theme of governance at UVA.

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Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares
In partnership with the Center for Politics
April 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Minor Hall 125

Past Events

Jonathan Haidt
“The Meltdown of the Universities and Ideas for Rebuilding Them”
February 8, 2014
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Heather Mac Donald
Author of “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture”
November 9, 2023
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Abigail Shrier
Author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters”
October 11, 2023
View a short clip. Full video viewing is unavailable per speaking contract constraints.

Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State
“Talk softly but carry America with you: Inside negotiations on the world stage.”
September 25, 2023
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George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
“The Bad Ideas Fueling Today’s Attack on The Best Idea — Free Speech.”
April 25, 2023
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Jefferson Council 2nd Annual Meeting
April 4, 2023
Complete line-up of speaker videos.

Douglas Murray, author of “War on the West” and “The Madness of Crowds.”
Feb. 21, 2023
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Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to the President in the Trump White House
Sept. 29, 2022
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Save America from the Woke Left with VP Mike Pence
April 12, 2022
In partnership with the Young America’s Foundation, former Vice President Mike Pence gave a wonderful lecture at Old Cabell Hall.
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Jefferson Council Inaugural Annual Meeting
April 5, 2022
Our organization hosted an Inaugural Annual Meeting to discuss pressing topics related to our Four Pillars at Alumni Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia.
View the event summary and videos here.

Preserving the American Tradition with former Congresswoman Mia Love
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In Defense of Thomas Jefferson
With National Review Editor Rich Lowry and Texas Congressman Chip Roy.
October 8, 2021
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