The Tradition Project is a multi-year research initiative exploring the value of tradition for contemporary citizens and the relationship of tradition and change in today’s world. Conceived and co-directed by Professors Marc O. DeGirolami and Mark L. Movsesian, the Project seeks to develop a broad and rich understanding of what tradition—the received wisdom of the past—might continue to offer in cultivating virtuous, responsible, self-governing citizens. It will bring together leading public figures, scholars, judges, and journalists for lectures, workshops, and sponsored research. Work related to the project will include book manuscripts, journal articles, and curricular development.
The inaugural session of the Project, “Tradition in Law and Politics,” will be held in New York in October 2016. Professor Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School will deliver the keynote address. The session is supported by a generous grant from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.