Event May 18, 2021

EVENT: What to do about Woke Capital

The transformation of America’s large corporations into crusaders for identity politics has left many on the Right dumbstruck. Regrettably, most do not understand what has happened, what to do about it, or fully grasp the long-term consequences to the nation. As America’s corporations become more woke, partisan, and anti-American, what should be done to moderate them?


AGENDA 9:15 am - 10:30 am — What is woke capital and why did capital go woke?Arthur Milikh, Executive Director, the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life • David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus • Matthew Peterson, Founder, New Founding, and Founding Editor of The American MindJoel Kotkin, Washington Fellow, the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life • Daniel McCarthy, Editor of Modern Age, Director of the Novak Fellowship, The Fund for American Studies • Rep. Jim Banks, U.S. Congressman for Indiana's 3rd district, Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee   10:45 am - 12:00 pm — What is to be done?Ryan Williams, President, Claremont Institute • Andrew Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants • Christopher Rufo, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute • Michael Anton, Lecturer and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus, and Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute   12:30 pm — Lunch Keynote J.D. Vance, New York Times best-selling author, Hillbilly Elegy  

When & Where

May 18, 2021
9:15 am

Washington, D.C.


  • Arthur Milikh
    Executive Director
  • Rep. Jim Banks
    U.S. House of Representatives (R-IN-03)
  • Sen. JD Vance
    U.S. Senate (R-OH)
  • Michael Anton
    Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
  • David Azerrad
  • Chris Rufo
  • Matt Peterson
    Editor-in-Chief, Blaze Media
  • Joel Kotkin
    Washington Fellow
  • Daniel McCarthy
  • Andrew Puzder
  • Ryan Williams