French, National Review Writer, to Speak at Grove City College

GROVE CITY, Pa. – David French, senior writer at National Review, will be among the speakers at Grove City College’s upcoming conference, Most Sacred: Freedom of Conscience in America.

The conference, hosted by the Center for Vision & Values at the college, will be held April 4 and 5. French will speak at 5:15 p.m. April 4, giving a speech titled “Civility Isn’t Surrender: A defense of decency in the modern age.” Registration is required.

In addition to writing for National Review, French is also an attorney focusing on constitutional law and the law of armed conflict. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Rise of ISIS: A threat we can’t ignore.”

The Most Sacred conference will explore several topics, including the understanding of freedom of conscience, the Christian tradition of conscientious objection, its roots and modern application and Grove City College “responds to threats to freedom of conscience in today’s chaotic culture.”

Among the other speakers at the conference are Colleen Sheehan, co-director of the Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University; syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney and senior counsel Kristen Waggoner; Ryan Anderson, research fellow at The Heritage Foundation and Grove City College President Paul McNulty.

A complete schedule and registration for the Most Sacred conference is available at

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