R: Football is the Greatest American Sport

Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Calhoun Parlor


Super Bowl weekend approaches, and the Federalist Party party is eager to join the rest of America in our modern day gladiatorial fights... or are we? Is this the sport that best captures the American spirit? Should we be tuning into a baseball or basketball game instead? What does football represent about our culture? And for that matter does America even have a culture? All our welcome to join us for what promises to be a jovial debate.


R: Desert the Middle East

Thursday, January 27th at 7:30 pm in the Calhoun Parlor


This week the Federalist Party will be taking on foreign policy, both the theoretical principles of global involvement, and the specifics issues of culture clash and alliance politics in the Middle East. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating debate.


Mr. Goeglein Speaks to the Federalists

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute and The Federalist Party co-hosted Timothy Goeglein on Friday afternoon, January 21st, for a lecture on "Faith, Public Life, and Conservatism: Life Inside the Beltway." Mr. Goeglein was former Special Assistant to George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001-2008. He is now a spokesperson for Focus on the Family. Mr. Goeglein has worked closely with the major figures in the conservative movement for the past quarter century. His experience gave him a a keen knowledge of the intellectual movements within the American Conservative movement. It was a pleasure to hear his thoughts.




R: Put Down the Death Penalty

Thursday, January 20th at 7:30 pm in the Calhoun Parlor

Explore theories of state building and the role of violence in society with the Federalist Party. Come see how a cordial parliamentary debate among friends in the beautiful halls of Yale can develop your ideas and rhetoric. All are welcome.

R: Burn Your Kindle™

Thursday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Morse Gallery

 You are heartily encouraged to attend this debate on technology, the mediums through which we access knowledge and literature, and the great question: Is the book obsolete? Speeches on I-pads, book binding, screens, and the internet are sure to pepper the night. Come see what else you can find on a Federalist debate floor.