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McCain Conference Registration and Event Information

March 26-27, 2020 

The 2020 McCain Conference was CANCELLED.

 Should have any questions, please direct them to or call (410) 293-6085

Thanks for your interest.

Alumni Hall, second floor Bo Coppedge Room


2019 McCain Conference
"The Foundations and Future of Human Rights." 

Subtopics will include philosophical defenses of human rights, the futures of liberal states and the liberal international order, and the future of rights-based "revisionist" warfare ethics.

26-27 March 2020
US Naval Academy


Agenda forthcoming. Speakers to include:

  • General John Allen, USMC (Ret.), President at The Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and author of The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World
  • Dr. John Mearsheimer, Professor at the University of Chicago and author of The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
  • Dr. Patrick Deneen, Professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of Why Liberalism Failed 
  • Dr. Bill Galston, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institute and author of Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
  • Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and Director of the U.S. State Department's Policy Planning Staff 
  • Dr. David Luban, Professor at Georgetown Law and the Stockdale Center's Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair of Ethics 
  • Dr. Samuel Moyn, Professor at Yale University and author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History
  • Dr. Jeremy Waldron, Professor at New York University Law and author of Dignity, Rank and Rights and One Another's Equals: The Basis of Human Equality


Registration is complimentary. You will be our guest for breakfast and lunch Thursday and Friday (You can dine on your own in town on Thursday and Friday evenings. Thursday afternoon, there will be a reception with hors d'oeuvre). Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Some options are linked directly below (blue text):

The Airport Shuttle


Lodging on Academy grounds
Call: 410-293-3906 or 410-293-4655.

Navy Lodge

Adjacent to the Annapolis Naval Station, a short drive from the Academy
30 rooms available.
Call: 410-757-7900.

Graduate Hotels Annapolis

126 West Street
Call: 410-263-7777

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis

174 West Street, Annapolis
Call: 410-263-7700
Fax: 410-990-9529

Country Inn and Suites

2600 Housely, Annapolis, a short drive from the Academy
Call: 888-201-1746, 410-571-6700
Fax: 410-571-6777

Historic Inns of Annapolis

58 State Circle
Call: 410-263-2641

The 2020 McCain Conference is CANCELLED.

By invitation only

Should have any questions, please direct them to or call (410) 293-6085