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March 2017

03/13/2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017


Freedom, Responsibility & Character

Join Atlas Network and the Foundation for Economic Education for a reception featuring Lawrence W. (Larry) Reed, President of Foundation for Economic Education and Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Executive Vice President of Atlas Network on Monday, March 13, 2017 at The Infinity Club Lounge (333 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105) from 6:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

 

Larry and Tom will discuss their most recent books Real Heroes and Self-Control or State Control: You DecideReal Heroes, authored by Larry Reed, gives us forty flesh-and-blood models of character in action, showing us how to put principles to work in everyday life and Self-Control or State Control: You Decide, edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer, delves into the relationship between freedom and responsibility, their philosophical and scientific underpinnings, and the practical value of self-control.

Atlas Network

San Francisco, CA

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03/16/2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017


Free Speech Film Screening and Masterclass Panel with Moving Picture Institute

Join the Moving Picture Institute and FEE for a collection of short screenings on free speech and a post-screening masterclass panel with MPI filmmaker Rob Montz and head writer of MPI's We the Internet TV, Lou Perez. 

Foundation for Economic Education

Los Angeles, CA

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03/17/2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017


Rethinking Regulatory Takings: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin on the Eve of Oral Argument

On March 20 the Supreme Court will finally hear oral arguments in Murr v. Wisconsin, a property rights case it agreed to take up in January 2016. We don’t know why the Court waited almost 14 months to schedule the case for argument and did not wait an additional month — when Judge Gorsuch might be on the Court — but better now than never. Joseph Murr and his siblings own two side-by-side lakeside lots, one with a recreational cabin and the other left vacant as an investment. Due to land-use restrictions, they allege that Wisconsin has “taken” the vacant lot, which would require the state to pay just compensation under the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause. Wisconsin courts rejected this claim by considering the economic use of the two lots combined. The Murr case thus asks how courts should define the “relevant parcel” of land when evaluating regulatory takings. Cato filed a brief in this case, arguing that current regulatory-takings jurisprudence is unclear and puts a thumb on the scale for the government. Another amicus brief, filed by Nevada and eight other states and co-authored by Ilya Somin, argues that the Wisconsin court’s rule “creates significant perverse incentives for both landowners and regulators.” Please join us for a discussion of one of the most important cases of this Supreme Court term on the eve of argument.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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03/21/2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017


America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

Since World War II, the United States, as the most powerful state, has chosen to be deeply engaged in the world. It has assumed responsibility for global peace and stability, guaranteed the security of dozens of foreign nations, promoted free trade, and posed as the policeman of the world by intervening in distant disputes with little direct relevance for core U.S. interests.

 

The bi-partisan consensus in support of this role has recently shown signs of wear. President Donald Trump criticized it, and won. Public opinion polls for the first time in recent years show significant support for pulling back from this activist foreign policy and pursuing a more modest, less costly approach to the world.

 

In America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth make a powerful case that America should continue its strategy of deep engagement. But what are the merits of an alternative approach, a grand strategy of restraint? Please join us as we discuss competing ideas about the future of U.S. foreign policy.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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03/23/2017 - 03/24/2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017


12th International Conference on Climate Change

The 12th International Conference on Climate Change, taking place on Thursday and Friday, March 23–24 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC, will feature the courageous men and women who spoke the truth about climate change during the height of the global warming scare. Now, many of them are advising the new administration or joining it in senior positions.

 

ICCC-12 is hosted by The Heartland Institute, “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism toward man-made climate change” (The Economist). Since 2008, more than 4,000 people have attended one or more ICCCs.

Heartland Institute

Washington, DC

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03/29/2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017


Can Health Insurance Innovations Reduce Prices and Drive Cost-Effective Care?

Third-party payers, private and public, have difficulty restraining healthcare prices, which are typically opaque and all over the place. A new insurance feature — known as “reference pricing” or “reverse deductibles” — has dramatically reduced prices, made prices more transparent to consumers, and spurred consumers to switch to lower-cost providers, all by making consumers cost-conscious. Please join us as we discuss this new innovation and direction in health-care pricing.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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03/30/2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017


Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest

National decline often arises from special interests corrupting a country’s institutions. Such narrow interests include crony capitalists, consumer activists, economic elites, and labor unions. Less attention is given to government insiders — rulers, elected officials, bureaucrats, and public employees. In autocracies and democracies, government insiders have the motive, means, and opportunity to co-opt political power for their benefit and at the expense of national well-being. Many storied empires have succumbed to such inside jobs. Today, they imperil countries as different as China and the United States. Democracy — government by the people — does not ensure government for the people. Understanding how government insiders use their power to subvert the public interest — and how these negative consequences can be mitigated — will be front and center at this intriguing book forum.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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January 2017

01/04/2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017


Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Hans von Spakovsky

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues – including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform -- as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

As manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, von Spakovsky also studies and writes about campaign finance restrictions, voter fraud, and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, administration of elections and voting equipment standards. 

He is the co-author with John Fund of the book Who’s Counting?:  How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk and Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department. 

Leadership Institute

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01/05/2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017


OPEC, the US, and the Future of Global Oil Markets

The price of oil jumped after a group of major producers, including Russia, reached a deal with OPEC members in early December to cut production. The decision provided much-needed economic relief for Saudi Arabia, Iran, and others, but begs the question of Saudi relations with both Tehran and Moscow. What are the implications for the United States, both geostrategically and in energy policy?

 

Join AEI for an expert panel on the agreement’s likely impact on global oil markets in 2017. The discussion will explore whether OPEC and non-OPEC states will comply with the deal, the geopolitical ramifications of higher oil prices, and how the Trump administration should factor the deal into its energy policy.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, DC

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01/05/2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017


The Growth of Leviathan: How the Federal Government Has Shed Its Constitutional Restraints With Honorable Joseph Scoville

Everyone ​knows ​that ​the ​federal ​government ​has ​far ​transcended ​the ​limited ​role ​envisioned ​by ​the ​Founders. ​ ​This ​talk ​explores ​the ​main ​events ​in ​American ​constitutional ​history ​responsible ​for ​the ​eclipse ​of ​the ​checks ​and ​balances ​designed ​to ​limit ​federal ​power.

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

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01/05/2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017


Marc Thiessen at the Taft School

Young America's Foundation

Watertown, CT

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01/05/2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017


First Monthly Social of the New Year

Please be sure to join us on Thursday, January 5 2017, for our First Monthly Social of the New Year and the New Republican Era! We will be joined by the only New York Pollster who forecasted Trump's Triumph - John McClaughlin.

Metropolitan Republican Club

New York, NY

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01/10/2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017


Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State

Since the end of World War II, there have been 181 insurgencies around the world. In fact, most modern warfare occurs in the form of insurgencies, including in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. In spite of their prevalence, however, we still know relatively little about how insurgencies function. With more than three dozen violent insurgencies taking place today, Seth G. Jones offers detailed insights into the dynamics and operations of such groups.

 

This book talk will examine the history of insurgent warfare and discuss implications for today, particularly for such groups as the Islamic State. In Waging Insurgent Warfare, Jones brings together examples from current events and recent history to identify the factors that contribute to the rise of an insurgency, the key components involved in conducting an insurgency – from selecting an organizational structure to securing aid from an outside source – and the elements that contribute to the end of insurgencies. Through examining the strategies, tactics, and campaigns that insurgents use, as well as how these factors relate to each other on the ground, he offers a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which insurgent groups function.

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC

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01/10/2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017


Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis

Featuring the author Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute; with comments by David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

 

More men in their prime are out of work than ever before. In his new book Men without Work, noted political economist Nicholas Eberstadt describes a new population of men—beyond the “employed” and “unemployed”—who are “unemployed but not looking for work.” Eberstadt concludes that researchers have been too quick to blame joblessness on general economic conditions rather than the personal behaviors and motivations of those men who have given up on work. David Bier, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, will comment on Eberstadt’s book, focusing on reasons why immigrants have avoided this worrying trend. Join us for a discussion of the future of work in the United States.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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01/10/2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017


Next Generation Medicine - What Are the New Possibilities?

As more Americans are coming face-to-face with the unworkable Obamacare, it's time to hear about real solutions. Beth Haynes has been involved with healthcare policy education and reform since before Obamacare passed. As Executive Director of the Benjamin Rush Institute, she champions policy reforms based on free markets, individual choice, and the doctor-patient relationship.

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Mountain View, CA

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01/12/2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


Defeating the Big Government Goliath

From the surging popularity of socialist politicians to the rise of dictators and extremists around the world, the big government goliath seems to be growing all the time. The mainstream media and politicians want you to think this is inevitable. But is there reason for hope for friends of liberty? Can the experiences of think tanks and market reformers around the globe be good for America? What can we learn from free-market reformers fighting in places like Venezuela, Afghanistan, and India? 

 

Come join Brad Lips and Atlas Network to hear the stories the mainstream media does not want you to hear, stories of courage against incredible odds. Come learn more about why the global struggle for liberty is so important and how we are fighting back.

Atlas Network

Sarasota, FL

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01/13/2017

Friday, January 13th, 2017


Fixing Health Care: Practical Lessons From Business Leaders

The new Congress and President-elect Trump have pledged to make health care reform a top priority. As they undertake this challenge, they should consider the innovative approaches developed by purchasers who cover more than half of all Americans — employer-sponsored health plans. As health care costs have increased, large employers have invested in innovative strategies to improve quality and control costs through patient engagement, provider payment reform, and delivery system improvement.

 

Join AEI, Brookings Institution, and the Pacific Business Group on Health for an outside-the-beltway perspective on fixing the American health care system. Attendees will hear from leading employers about effective actions and strategies, and policy experts will discuss the implications of employer health innovations for pending and proposed federal health policy.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, DC

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01/17/2017

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


Debating the Trump Doctrine

Featuring Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Colin Dueck, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Barry Posen, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Karen DeYoung, Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

 

Donald Trump’s inconsistency on foreign policy as a candidate has left experts confounded about what to expect over the next four years. Nevertheless, as he takes office, Trump will inherit a number of serious foreign policy challenges from his predecessor. How the Trump administration handles five key decisions, in particular, will shape the course of foreign policy over the next four years.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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01/18/2017

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action

Join popular economist Dr. Robert Murphy as he discusses ‘Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action,’ a creative, comprehensive, and unusually lucid book on economics that instructs and entertains both economists and general readers.

Heartland Institute

Arlington Heights, IL

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01/19/2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017


'The End of Cultural Conservatism As We Once Knew It' With Avik Roy

After ​World ​War ​II, ​Bill ​Buckley, ​Frank ​Meyer, ​and ​others ​assembled ​the ​“three-legged ​stool” ​of ​modern ​American ​conservatism: ​free ​markets, ​anti-communism, ​and ​cultural ​conservatism. ​It ​was ​a ​synthesis ​that ​elected ​Ronald ​Reagan ​and ​won ​the ​Cold ​War. ​But ​that ​synthesis ​is ​fraying, ​because ​cultural ​conservatism ​itself ​has ​diverging ​strains ​that ​came ​together ​in ​the ​20th ​century, ​but ​are ​now ​going ​their ​separate ​ways. ​Cultural ​conservatism ​will ​look ​very ​different ​in ​25 ​years ​than ​it ​did ​25 ​years ​ago.

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

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01/24/2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017


Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

A Trump Administration will bring major leadership changes at the two federal antitrust agencies, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission. Will this usher in major changes in the antitrust review of mergers and business conduct, the treatment of regulations and intellectual property, and international cooperation? Our panels of top antitrust officials from recent Administrations will address these topics, which will influence business plans here and abroad.

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC

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01/24/2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017


Rachel Campos-Duffy at the University of Minnesota

Young America's Foundation

Minneapolis, MN

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01/25/2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Lawrence W. Reed at UNCP School of Business Speaker Series

Join the School of Business at the University of North Carolina - Pembroke for their speaker series. In January, FEE president Lawrence W. “Larry” Reed will deliver his popular talk on free trade versus protectionism.

This event is free of charge.

Foundation for Economic Education

Pembroke, NC

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01/26/2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017


Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe

Rabbi David Wolpe, an outspoken and highly influential leader of the Jewish faith, will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler event series. This event is co-hosted with Sixth & I, a historic synagogue in downtown Washington, D.C.

Mercatus Center

Washington, DC

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01/26/2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017


Dr. Tom G. Palmer Presents 'Self-Control or State Control? You Decide.'

"Each of us faces a great choice. Shall I quietly accept the system of state control or shall I stand up for self-control?"

The quote above is from the first chapter of Dr. Tom G. Palmer's newest book, Self-Control or State Control? You Decide. We hope you will join Dr. Palmer for this luncheon as he discusses his latest book and further explore this key component to liberty: personal responsibility.

Atlas Network

New York, NY

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01/26/2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017


Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes Book Panel

Please join the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a panel discussion featuring author and Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Aurelian Craiutu and his new book Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes.

Mercatus Center

Fairfax, VA

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01/27/2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017


Youth Town Hall

The Education Team at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is proud to announce a convening that will give student leaders an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with public officials. The Youth Town Hall will create a forum in which students from Simi Valley schools can engage with dignitaries around  topics that are important to them in their local community and in the nation.  This is a free event to attend, but registration is required.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library

Simi Valley, CA

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01/28/2017 - 01/29/2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017


Eagle Forum Presidents’ Roundtable

Please mark your calendar for our annual Eagle Forum State Presidents’ Roundtable starting on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. and concluding after lunch on Sunday, January 29 at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel in St. Louis.

 

Our Roundtable will immediately follow the Educational Policy Conference (see below) on January 26-28 at the same hotel. To make a hotel reservation, call the Frontenac Hilton St. Louis at 314-993-1100 and ask for the EPC rate ($107/night).

Eagle Forum

St. Louis, MO

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01/28/2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017


2017 Annual Western Chapters Conference

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy

Simi Valley, CA

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February 2017

02/01/2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


The Man Who Knew: The Life And Times Of Alan Greenspan

As chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2005, Alan Greenspan was universally hailed as the maestro of the US economy, before the 2007–09 financial crisis tarnished his reputation. In a new biography, Sebastian Mallaby traces the economic and political philosophy that made Chairman Greenspan one of the most influential economists of all time. In many respects, his life and accomplishments align with the evolution of monetary policy and the global financial system. Where was he right, and where was he wrong? What is his enduring legacy?

 

Join Sebastian Mallaby and expert panelists in a discussion of Chairman Greenspan’s legacy, including his impact on US and foreign central bank monetary policies and our understanding of financial cycles. This event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception and book signing.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, DC

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02/01/2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


The Republican Jewish Coalition: 'Who We Are and Where We Are Going'

Matt Bogdanoff, Florida Regional Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, will be giving an overview of the Republican Jewish Coalition, our successes and an overview of our 2017 Outreach.

Republican Jewish Coalition

Winter Park, FL

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02/01/2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


Waging Insurgent Warfare: Lessons from the Vietcong to the Islamic State

This book talk will examine the history of insurgent warfare and discuss implications for today, particularly for such groups as the Islamic State. In Waging Insurgent Warfare, Jones brings together examples from current events and recent history to identify the factors that contribute to the rise of an insurgency, the key components involved in conducting an insurgency – from selecting an organizational structure to securing aid from an outside source – and the elements that contribute to the end of insurgencies. Through examining the strategies, tactics, and campaigns that insurgents use, as well as how these factors relate to each other on the ground, he offers a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which insurgent groups function.

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC

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02/02/2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


Everything You Wanted to Know about Border Adjustability But Were Afraid to Ask

Featuring Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Brian Garst, Director of Policy and Communications, Center for Freedom and Prosperity; Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; Stan Veuger, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, DC

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02/03/2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017


Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?

Featuring Flemming Rose, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; and Francis H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law; author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America and columnist, New York Post; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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02/06/2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017


Tax Reform in the New Congress

Chairman Roskam will discuss the pillars of pro-growth tax reform: growth, simplicity, and service. He will speak on the urgent need to end the “Made in America” tax, lower tax rates for job creators of all sizes, and allow companies to fully write off the costs of new capital investments.

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC

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02/06/2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017


Ben Shapiro at Ferris State University

Ben Shapiro will speak at a free event on campus and is open to the public.

Young America's Foundation

Big Rapids, MI

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02/06/2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017


TFAS 50th Birthday Party

TFAS is golden! On Monday, Feb. 6, we’re kicking off a yearlong celebration of our 50th anniversary. TFAS supporters and alumni volunteers are invited to join us at TFAS Headquarters at 1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, grab a slice of birthday cake and raise a glass for the champagne toast, because all revelers will be entered to win two free tickets to our September Gala – an affair so grand, they’ll be talking about it for 50 more years!

The Fund For American Studies

Washington, DC

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02/08/2017

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


'Liberty and Character' Orlando Luncheon Lecture with Lawrence W. Reed

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America, “Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. Religion is much more necessary in the republic…than in the monarchy…How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed?"

 

Come hear Larry Reed discuss the the indispensable connection between character and liberty. Without character, a free society is not possible; without liberty, character cannot be exercised.

Acton Institute

Orlando, FL

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02/08/2017

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


By Ground and By Air: Ridesharing, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in the Sunshine State

New types of transportation have been driving news coverage across the country. Ridesharing, autonomous vehicle technology, and the commercial use of drones have turned what was previously science fiction into a reality.

 

How should Floridians think about these changes? How might these technical advances improve public safety and mobility? As we figure out new ways to get ourselves and our stuff from point A to point B, what role do state and local actors play in creating a climate that allows for innovation while still protecting public safety?

 

Please join the Charles Koch Institute, The James Madison Institute, and Lyft for an engaging conversation with industry leaders and policy experts on the future of transportation in Florida and around the country.

Charles Koch Institute

Tallahassee, FL

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02/08/2017

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Medal of Honor Forum

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor awarded in the United States of America. It is bestowed upon those who distinguish themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.” There are currently 76 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. On Wednesday, February 8th, join the Education Team at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute for their annual Medal of Honor Forum. Several recipients will share their stories of courage and sacrifice with local students. Panelists will explore themes such as Patriotism, Citizenship, and Integrity in this hour long discussion. There are a limited number of seats available to the public for this event. Following the lecture, the Recipients will be signing copies of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library

Simi Valley, CA

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02/09/2017

Thursday, February 9th, 2017


Christina Hoff Sommers at Bucknell University

Christina Hoff Sommers will speak at a free event on campus. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Trout Auditorium.

Young America's Foundation

Lewisburg, PA

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02/13/2017

Monday, February 13th, 2017


Lecture and Book Signing with Bret Baier

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Fox News anchor Bret Baier on his new book, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission (Publish Date: January 10, 2017). This event is free to attend, however books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be prepurchased during the reservation process.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library

Simi Valley, CA

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02/14/2017

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


Jason Riley: The State Against Blacks

Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he worked for more than 20 years writing opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. He’s also a commentator for Fox News, where he’s appeared for more than a decade, and a frequent public speaker.

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Mountain View, CA

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02/15/2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


Sweden Is Not a Socialist Paradise

This past election season we were subjected to far too many lectures by Bernie Sanders on how Sweden is a socialist paradise, and how America should aspire to be more socialist - just look at at Sweden... This is a view sadly shared by many college students across our country. Please join Atlas Network for a luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in New York City and gain the intellectual ammunition to prove to your more socialist friends they're wrong about Sweden.

Atlas Network

New York, NY

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02/16/2017

Thursday, February 16th, 2017


2017 Utah Leadership Conference

A deep dive into the origins of the U.S. Constitution.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Salt Lake City, UT

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02/17/2017 - 02/18/2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017


10th International Students For Liberty Conference

This will be the 10th year that we gather students and alumni together to discuss best practices for organizing, learn about new developments in the cause of liberty, meet old and new friends, and garner the energy to go back to our homes and continue to carry on the fight for liberty.

Students for Liberty

Washington, DC

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02/20/2017

Monday, February 20th, 2017


Bringing America Together: Restoring Optimism, Unity, and Opportunity - Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.

Politicians and pundits are struggling to understand this populist moment. Are a shrinking workforce and a contemptuous, divided culture simply America’s “new normal”? Is free enterprise fundamentally at odds with defending the national interest? Arthur Brooks draws on history and social science to explain these unusual times – and offers a set of strategies, from national policy to personal advice, that we can use to rebuild prosperity and reunite the country.

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

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02/23/2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017


Larry Kudlow Talk: Vision 2020

How the Next Four Years Can Be Transformative, For the Better

An evening with Trump economic advisor, Larry Kudlow. 

Viewpoint

New York, NY

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02/24/2017 - 02/26/2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017


Republican Jewish Coalition Vegas Meeting

From February 24-26, RJC National Leaders will come together for a terrific weekend of politics, policy, and poker at the fabulous Venetian/Palazzo Resort and Hotel. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from – and be heard by – some of the country’s foremost politicians, policy makers, and leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and shake hands – all while being surrounded by fellow Jewish Republicans from across the country.

Republican Jewish Coalition

Las Vegas, NV

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02/25/2017

Saturday, February 25th, 2017


Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism

We will discuss the state of the culture and of the Objectivist Movement in light of the November 2016 elections, the new administration in Washington, D.C., and the overall status of the culture.

 

The battle for philosophic change is a long-term, educational endeavor and you will learn what ARI is doing in the year ahead to both educate the public on key matters of policy facing our country and to inform the public about the ongoing work we are doing, especially with young people, to build momentum for a future that will enshrine reason, individual liberty and capitalism.

 

FEATURING:
Steve Simpson: Why Objectivism Is Essential to the Fight for Free Speech
Aaron Smith: The Importance of Philosophical Training in Changing a Worldview
Don Watkins: Making the Moral Case for Wall Street

Ayn Rand Institute

Costa Mesa, CA

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April 2017

04/04/2017

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon's Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics

Please join the Gertrude & Morrison Parker West Side Republican Club and Manhattan GOP for an evening of discussion with Doug Schoen - Political Analyst, Author, and Commentator - & Ed Cox - Chairman, New York State Republican Party - on Schoen's new book The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon's Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics.

Gertrude & Morrison Parker West Side Republican Club

New York, NY

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04/04/2017

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


The 2017 French Presidential Election and the Future of Europe

French voters will go to the polls in late April and early May to elect a new president. The outcome in France, the second largest country in the European Union, will have ripple effects across Europe and the world. Center-right candidate Francois Fillon has enjoyed leads in most polls, but right-wing populist Marine Le Pen predicts a Trump-style surprise, and the impact of socialist and independent candidates cloud the picture considerably.

 

Join Atlas Network on Tuesday, April 4th in New York City for a reception featuring Alexandre Pesey, founder of the Institut de Formation Politique (IFP) who will discuss the upcoming election, and the opportunities that exist for free-market reforms along the lines championed by his organization.

Atlas Network

New York, NY

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04/12/2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


Importance of the States at This Moment in American Politics

The U. S. states are crucial when it comes to electing presidents and members of Congress, but how important are they for actually governing and implementing better policies? Can we fix Washington by electing presidents or must we begin with the states? With 12 million voters and a swing state history, Florida is especially important.

 

Please join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Palm Beach, Fla. as we hear from a public policy leader from another swing state, Michigan, which voted Republican at the top of the ticket for the first time since 1988. Joseph Lehman is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and he will discuss the importance of the states themselves for our surprising and historic opportunity to align the country with the principles of freedom and free markets.

Atlas Network

Palm Beach, FL

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May 2017

June 2017

06/15/2017 - 06/17/2017

Thursday, June 15th, 2017


FEEcon

FEEcon is 2017's premier gathering of freedom lovers from all walks of life, with professional networking opportunities, inspiring panel discussions, and educational fun for everyone – all sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education and held in vibrant and beautiful Atlanta, Georgia.

Foundation for Economic Education

Atlanta, GA

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July 2017

07/27/2017 - 07/29/2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017


College of Economics

Cato University’s College of Economics is based on the conviction that economics shouldn’t be limited only to specialists. Economics is a way of thinking, a tool for decision-making, and a basis for action. It’s the necessary foundation for understanding government, business, and society generally.

 

Top economics professors from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Cato Institute will solidify your expertise on the basics and core issues, and then help you apply those tools to today’s most pressing issues.

 

In this one-of-a-kind learning environment, you’ll join others from around the country who care about the direction of America and the world — individuals who aren’t content to let government experts or populist politicians direct “the economy,” but who want an economic order that’s based on freedom and justice and that delivers prosperity.

Cato University

Newport Beach, CA

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August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

10/26/2017 - 10/28/2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017


College of History & Philosophy

The American Founders were careful students of history. Thomas Jefferson, in his influential A Summary View of the Rights of British America, prepared in 1774, noted that “history has informed us that bodies of men as well as individuals are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.” Patrick Henry, summed up the importance of history thus: “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.”

 

Therefore, history is indispensable to understanding and defending liberty under our constitutionally limited, representative government. And at the core of that history is philosophy: the underlying beliefs and values that guided the American Founders in their creating a constitutional order of separated powers, checks and balances, and liberty. Cato University’s College of History and Philosophy braids these two powerful subjects together to explore the history of liberty and justice, of wealth and poverty, of individual rights and the rule of law. Come join us to experience history in the exciting and inspiring way the American founders knew it.

Cato University

Philadelphia, PA

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November 2017

11/07/2017 - 11/08/2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017


Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner

For more than three decades, Atlas Network has been the leading organization for building an international network of free-market think tanks. Atlas Network strengthens the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training, and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision in every country. More than 460 free-market partner organizations in 100 countries work daily to move public policy discussions toward the principles of a free society.

 

The annual Liberty Forum brings together amazing freedom champions from this network to exchange ideas and share strategies. The gala Freedom Dinner serves as a fitting grand finale to this conference, celebrating heroes of the freedom movement and the principles that friends of Atlas Network are advancing worldwide.

Atlas Network

New York, NY

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December 2017

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

05/02/2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016


The Constitutional Legacy of Antonin Scalia National

Constitution Center

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05/04/2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016


Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast Sen. Senator Dick Black

Leadership Institute

Held the first Wednesday of each month, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading conservative speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

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05/05/2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016


A Spring Reading Discussion on Free to Choose

America's Future Foundation

Join our next event, a reading discussion on Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose with a focus on chapters 4 through 6. Brittany Corona with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice will join and lead the discussion.  Not only is Brittany the State Program and Government Relations Director at the Friedman Foundation in Indiana, she is a former AFFer herself. Brittany is now focused on advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman’s vision of school choice for all children.

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05/07/2016

Saturday, May 7th, 2016


Lawrence W. Reed: What Alexis de Tocqueville Can Teach Us about American Exceptionalism – Will It Last?

Foundation for Economic Education

Join the Libertas Institute for their 2016 Liberty Forum on Saturday, May 7 featuring FEE president Lawrence W. Reed discussing “What Alexis de Tocqueville Can Teach Us about American Exceptionalism – Will It Last?” All attendees must register. Early bird tickets are available for $35, and general admission tickets are $50.

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05/07/2016

Saturday, May 7th, 2016


Washington YAL State Convention

Young Americans for Liberty

YAL is partnering with state and national organizations to offer you a one-day training and networking event designed to build stronger state cooperation, improve our activists' effectiveness, and inspire attendees to do even more to advance the cause of liberty. 

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05/08/2016

Sunday, May 8th, 2016


Mother’s Day Brunch

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library

Celebrate the mother in your life at our 10th annual Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library! You are sure to make her day by spoiling her with a champagne brunch in our grand setting. We are thrilled to offer an expanded selection of brunch favorites.

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05/09/2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016


Leadership Breakfast with Cong. Keith Rothfus

Republican Jewish Coalition

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05/10/2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016


John Eastman Lecture

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

This immigration expert will fearlessly confront these and other burning controversies: "Born in the USA" is a great song title but doesn't work as a litmus test for US citizenship; Ted Cruz is, in fact, a natural born citizen, and; Barack Obama is NOT king

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05/13/2016

Friday, May 13th, 2016


Wednesday Morning Club featuring David Horowitz

David Horowitz Freedom Center

300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA

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05/14/2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2016


Defend Freedom Tour: Houston, Texas

Concerned Veterans for America

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05/15/2016

Sunday, May 15th, 2016


2016 Candidates Forum

Republican Jewish Coalition

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05/18/2016

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


Advancing American Security: The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

Charles Koch Institute

The most important function of the U.S. government is to secure our rights and liberties—in part, by providing for the common defense. Most Americans would therefore agree that our government should furnish a strong military—guided by a sound grand strategy—to defend our national sovereignty and domestic liberty. However, these fundamental priorities are often subsumed by competing interests that compel the global engagement of the U.S. military. 

2401 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 USA

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05/21/2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016


Virginia Day of Action

Americans for Prosperity

By attending this AFP or AFPF event, you irrevocably consent and authorize AFP, AFPF and its affiliates, related companies, and contractors, to record, film, photograph, or capture during the event and related events your likeness or image in any media whatsoever and to distribute, use, broadcast, or disseminate into perpetuity such media for any purpose whatsoever without any further approval from or any payment to you. The images in all media will constitute AFP and AFPF’s sole property.

105 Wadsworth Drive, Richmond, VA, USA

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05/26/2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016


2016 AFF Gala

America’s Future Foundation

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The AFF Gala is the most fun you’ll have at a networking event all year.  Join conservative and libertarian young professionals for a night of networking, unlimited alcohol and hors d’oeurves, and pictures of you and friends in your best. (You must be 21 to attend.)

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05/26/2016 - 05/29/2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016


Capitalism: Unlocking Human Potential

Foundation for Economic Education

The advent of capitalism transformed human society with longer lives, higher incomes, social mobility, and the development of a thriving middle class. Most importantly, capitalism changed the way people think about human potential; it gave birth to the notion of universal rights. 

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June 2016

06/19/2016

Sunday, June 19th, 2016


PorcFest

Free State Project

The Porcupine Freedom Festival is an annual liberty camping event organized by The Free State Project. This year marks our 13th PorcFest. We hope you will join us for the festivities in Northern New Hampshire at Roger’s Campground for the most exciting liberty event of the year! See you there!

Lancaster, NH

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06/20/2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016


Criminal Justice Reform: Remarks form Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn

American Enterprise Institute

Please join AEI for a keynote address by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), cosponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2016, and a conversation with Sen. Cornyn and AEI’s Gerard Robinson to discuss efforts to reduce the nation’s prison population through reentry programs, including work and education initiatives, drug rehabilitation, job training, and faith-based partnerships.

Washington, DC

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06/21/2016

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016


Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America

Heritage Foundation

Despite a seemingly endless series of programs, discussions, and analyses – and the election of the first African-American president – the problem of race continues to bedevil American society. Could it be that our programs and discussions have failed to get at the root of the problem? Ismael Hernandez strikes at this root, even when that means plunging his axe deep into the hard soil of political correctness.

Washington, DC

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06/22/2016

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016


Twenty-Five Years of Indian Economic Reform: India’s Record and Prospects of Becoming a Major World Power

Cato Institute

Featuring Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Ashley Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

Washington, DC

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06/23/2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016


Remembering Antonin Scalia: What is his Legacy? Where Will The Court Go From Here?

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Mineola, NY

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06/23/2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016


Reflections on Bangladesh: A Discussion with Economist and Freedom Fighter Rehman Sobhan

Hudson Institute

Washington, DC

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06/24/2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016


Pathways to global progress: A conversation with Melinda Gates

American Enterprise Institute

Join AEI President Arthur Brooks and Melinda Gates as they discuss new ideas to maximize human potential and the Gates Foundation’s efforts to meet the challenges facing the world’s poor.

Washington, DC

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06/24/2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016


DC Luncheon with George Will

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Washington, DC

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06/28/2016

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016


Trendsetters NYC: Litigating for Liberty

Atlas Network

Atlas Network Trendsetters presents Litigating for Liberty: The Vital Role of the Courts in Enforcing Constitutional Rights and Limits on Government Power, with Scott G. Bullock, president of the Institute for Justice (IJ).

New York, NY

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06/28/2016

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016


It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies

Heritage Foundation

Clashes between religious believers on one side and the state and elite culture on the other have reached a fevered pitch. This has resulted in an unprecedented erosion of religious liberty as defenders of our first freedom are demonized as “hateful and bigoted.”

Washington, DC

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06/29/2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


Reforming the U.S. Postal Service

Cato Institute

Featuring James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

Washington, DC

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06/29/2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


Digital Speech under Attack: How Regulators Are Trying to Shut Down Dissent Online

Cato Institute

Featuring Lee Goodman, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission; Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (@AjitPaiFCC); and Rudy Takala, Watchdog Reporter, Washington Examiner (@RudyTakala); Moderated by Kat Murti, Senior Digital Outreach Manager, Cato Institute (@KatMurti).

Washington, DC

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06/29/2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016


Viewpoint: June 29th Event with Michael Goodwin, Doug Schoen and Fred Siegel

Erica Stein and Laura Isko Jacobs, co-founders of VIEWPOINT the forum that promotes open markets, free enterprise and limited government invites you to a conversation with Michael Goodwin, Doug Schoen and Fred Siegel Imperial Executives: Obama-Trump-Hillary-DeBlasio
The Decline Of The Republic Wednesday, June 29th 2016, The Cosmopolitan Club 122 East 66th Street
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm preceeded by a reception at 6 pm
$20 per person
VIEWPOINT meetings start and end on time

The Cosmopolitan Club

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July 2016

07/02/2016 - 07/07/2016

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016


Objectivist Summer Conference 2016

Ayn Rand Institute

Bellevue, WA

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07/04/2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

To celebrate our Nation’s 240th birthday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is hosting a day full of family-fun activities. This year’s celebration includes patriotic concerts, family entertainment, games, crafts, and more. All outdoor activities are free; admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, and our highly anticipated special exhibit, Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. Reservations are not required for this event. For more information, please call 805-522-2977.

Simi Valley, CA

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07/04/2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016


45th National Fourth of July Conservative Soiree

Leadership Institute

Join the Leadership Institute and other sponsoring conservative organizations for the 45th annual soirée -- the best family party of the year! You'll enjoy delicious barbeque; a bluegrass band; patriotic speakers; and a balloon artist, face-painting, and a moonbounce for the kids.

Centreville, VA

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07/06/2016

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016


Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast

Leadership Institute

Held the first Wednesday of each month, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading conservative speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

Arlington, VA

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07/06/2016

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016


Scholars & Scribes Review the Rulings: The Supreme Court's 2015-2016 Term

Heritage Foundation

The Supreme Court’s 2015 Term will soon be over, but the need for serious analysis has just begun. Did the High Court get the big cases right? What will the Court’s ruling in United States v. Texas mean for President Obama’s deferred action immigration programs? Will the Obama Administration and the Little Sisters of the Poor reach an agreement following the Court’s unusually brief ruling in Zubik v. Burwell?

Washington, DC

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07/07/2016

Thursday, July 7th, 2016


The Dying Fish with Cedrick C. Keith

Heartland Institute

This is the story of Cedric Keith’s four thousand plus mile walk through the wilds of the east, intent on an environmental cause – the preservation of the eastern brook trout. The fish and the wilderness, however, would lead him, by the roads less traveled, to a more primal Americanism.

Arlington Heights, IL

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07/12/2016

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


Political Correctness: Making the American Dream a European Nightmare?

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Nick Adams is the Founder and Executive Director of The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) (www.flagusa.org), an organization dedicated to promoting American exceptionalism and combating anti-Americanism worldwide. He is also a best-selling author, columnist and commentator.

Mountain View, CA

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07/12/2016 - 07/16/2016

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


2016 Arguing Conservatism Rhetoric & Debate Symposium

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Take your thought to a new intellectual level. This summer ISI will select a small group of students to learn the art of rhetoric and debate at the stunning Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Bryn Mawr, PA

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07/13/2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


“Undeniable” Book Release Party

Discovery Institute

Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in the brave and pioneering book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed. In Undeniable, Dr. Axe restores the place of intuition alongside intellect in considering the question of life's origins.

Seattle, WA

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07/13/2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


2016 Capitol Hill Lecture Series, Featuring John Allison

Fund for American Studies

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and the Office of Senator Rand Paul invite you to participate in the 2016 Capitol Hill Lecture Series sponsored by the Einhorn Family Foundation. This free educational opportunity for Washington, D.C. interns allows students to learn from prominent speakers on topics surrounding freedom, civil liberties and free enterprise. Lunch will also be provided at the conclusion of each event.

Washington, DC

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07/13/2016 - 07/16/2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


FreedomFest

FreedomFest

For many, it is found in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the Statue of Liberty. As individuals who embrace freedom, we seek to rise above the political oppression, burdensome regulation, civil injustice, unfair taxation and restrictions on the free market and individual choice that impact us in this world today. And while these political symbols of freedom provide the framework for our freedoms, it’s human achievement that truly sets us free.

Las Vegas, NV

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07/15/2016

Friday, July 15th, 2016


Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon Featuring Marji Ross

Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

Marji Ross, president of Regnery Publishing, will be the featured speaker at the July Conservative Women’s Network luncheon.

Washington, DC

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07/15/2016

Friday, July 15th, 2016


The Road to Freedom: The Scam of Socialism and the Morality of Markets

Young America’s Foundation

Young America’s Foundation invites full-time college students to attend our next Road to Freedom seminar scheduled for July 15 and 16 at the Foundation’s headquarters located outside of Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

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07/16/2016

Saturday, July 16th, 2016


Great Communicator Debate Series National Championship

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series is designed to develop proactive, informed, educated, and conscientious citizens and leaders by creating and hosting a national series of high school debates across the country. The series is aimed at engaging and informing young people whose first opportunity to participate as voters will take place in the upcoming elections and beyond.

Simi Valley, CA

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07/19/2016

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016


The Conservative Pit Stop

Destination: White House

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07/20/2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


Supreme Court Round-Up

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Sacramento, CA

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07/20/2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


Wednesday Morning Club with Heather MacDonald

David Horowitz Freedom Center

Los Angeles, CA

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07/22/2016

Friday, July 22nd, 2016


PoliticalFest

National Constitute Center

The National Constitution Center is pleased to be the hub for PoliticalFest 2016, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, held by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention.

Philadelphia, PA

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07/26/2016 - 07/30/2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


Young Americans for Liberty National Conference

Young Americans for Liberty

Washington, DC

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07/26/2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


The Ferguson Effect, The War on Cops, Over-Incarceration, and more!

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Miami, FL

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07/27/2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


Evening Reception with Roger Simon

David Horowitz Freedom Center

Los Angeles, CA

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07/27/2016 - 07/29/2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


The Presidency of George Washington

National Constitute Center

Top presidential scholars—including award-winning historians Joseph Ellis and T. H. Breen, and Douglas Bradburn, Founding Director of the Washington Library at Mount Vernon—and renowned constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar explore Washington’s conception of the presidency during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Philadelphia, PA

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07/27/2016 - 07/29/2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


ALEC Annual Meeting

American Legislative Exchange Council

We look forward to hosting our 43rd ALEC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana! Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana as well as the second-largest city in the Midwest. It also happens to be within eight-hours driving distance for 50% of the population of the United States. Indianapolis is largely known for hosting several notable sporting events annually, including the largest half marathon in the U.S. and the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis, IN

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August 2016

08/03/2016 - 08/06/2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016


2016 James Kent Summer Academy

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

The Academy will take place in early August in Annapolis, MD. This all-expenses-paid conference will include seminar-style sessions guided by a group of leading faculty, informational sessions and workshops for professional development, and the opportunity to connect to a community of talented students and scholars. Participants will also receive invitations to ongoing events and academic and professional development resources throughout the year.

Annapolis, MD

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08/04/2016 - 08/07/2016

Thursday, August 4th, 2016


CS Lewis and Liberty

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

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08/09/2016

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016


Andrew McCarthy Lecture

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Andrew C. McCarthy is a bestselling author, a senior fellow at National Review Institute, a contributing editor at National Review, and a frequent guest commentator at Fox News on legal, national-security, and political affairs. His articles often appear on Frontpage Magazine, and he also writes regularly for PJMedia and The New Criterion.

Mountain View, CA

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08/10/2016

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016


Eagle Forum Dinner Featuring Brian Kilmeade

Eagle Forum

Pittsburgh, PA

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08/12/2016

Friday, August 12th, 2016


ID the Future

Discovery Institute

Twenty years ago, Discovery Institute launched an exciting new program, the Center for Science & Culture (CSC). Little did the leadership imagine the national and international impact the CSC would have on science, education, and even popular culture. We are excited to invite you to join with the Fellows, staff, and donors who made the success of the ID movement possible. The event will take place at the E.E. Bach Mainstage Theatre at Seattle Pacific University, where the Center for Science & Culture was officially launched in 1996.

Seattle, WA

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08/16/2016

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016


Did Welfare Reform Increase Extreme Poverty in the U.S.? - Looking Back on Two Decades of Data

Heritage Foundation

On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act into law. Welfare reform, as it was popularly known, was widely hailed as a public policy success: welfare rolls dropped 60 percent, while poverty rates among single mothers dropped to historic lows.

Washington, DC

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08/16/2016

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016


AFF Rooftop Happy Hour: Freedom in the Age of Trump and Hillary

America’s Future Foundation

Join AFF and NeW as we talk about fighting for liberty in the days of Trump and Hillary. We’re having the wonderful Carrie Sheffield speak to us!

Carrie Sheffield is a writer and political analyst based in New York City. She’s the founder of Bold, a new media startup, and has been a former editorial writer for The Washington Times, a reporter for Politico, and a reporter for The Hill. In 2009, Sheffield won funding from Harvard University to serve as a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Israel.

New York, NY

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08/18/2016 - 08/21/2016

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Virtue & Economic Thinking

Acton Institute

Grand Rapids, MI

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08/18/2016

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Celebrate the New Book from Reason’s John Tamny

Reason Foundation

In his new book, Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank, John Tamny argues that the core functions of the federal reserve system are better met by market mechanisms.

Seattle, WA

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08/18/2016

Thursday, August 18th, 2016


Liberty & Markets Conference: Virtue & Economic Thinking

Acton Institute

The Liberty and Markets program offers a deeper look into the core issues at the intersection of truth, liberty, and economics for alumni of Acton’s Towards a Free and Virtuous Society and Acton University programs. Utilizing a format of two lectures and six Socratic discussion sessions, each conference provides an environment of intense dialogue and exploration. To insure active engagement with both the ideas and faculty, participation is capped at 15 attendees per event. The program is intellectually demanding; participants are required to do advanced reading of selected primary texts (approximately 250 pages) and must be prepared to offer comments and defend their views while referencing the texts throughout the weekend. Eligible participants must apply to attend these programs.

Grand Rapids, MI

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08/19/2016

Friday, August 19th, 2016


Jeff Deist: Keynote Speaker — Free Market Medical Association

Mises Institute

Mises Institute President Jeff Deist will be a keynote speaker at the Free Market Medical Association's annual conference.

Oklahoma City, OK

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08/19/2016

Friday, August 19th, 2016


Defend Freedom Tour, Philadelphia

Concerned Veterans for America

If you’ve attended a Defend Freedom Tour event, you know how inspiring they are.Concerned Veterans for America is excited to announce that in 2016, the Defend Freedom Tour will be our largest – and the lynchpin of our historic movement!

Philadelphia, PA

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08/22/2016

Monday, August 22nd, 2016


Cato Institute

Welfare Reform Turns 20: Looking Back, Going Forward

Featuring Ron Haskins, Co-director, Brookings Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Heather Hahn, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Robert VerBruggen, Managing Editor, The American Conservative; Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress; Michael Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; William Voegeli, Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books; Visiting Scholar, Henry Salvatori Center, Claremont McKenna College; LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

Washington, DC

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08/24/2016

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


The Future of Reason: Featuring Katherine Mangu-Ward & Virginia Postrel

Reason Foundation

Join us for an evening with the new editor-in-chief of Reason, Katherine Mangu-Ward, and former Reason editor Virginia Postrel, who’ll sit down together to discuss the future of the nation’s most popular libertarian magazine as well as the broader context of Reason’s role in shaping politics and culture.

Los Angeles, CA

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08/24/2016

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


How to Brexit: The Next Steps on the Road to Britain's Independence from the European Union

Heritage Foundation

Britain's historic vote on June 23 to leave the European Union – the Brexit – is a milestone in the recovery of Britain's sovereignty and ability to make its own domestic and foreign policies. The task before the new British government today is to make Brexit a reality, and to do so with a careful eye to the policies that will make it a success.

Washington, DC

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08/25/2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016


Equal Is Unfair

Ayn Rand Institute

Greenwood Village, CO

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08/30/2016

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016


3rd Annual Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership Benefit Luncheon with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Discovery Institute

We invite you to join friends and supporters of Discovery Institute at 12 PM on Tuesday, August 30 for the 3rd annual luncheon to benefit Discovery Institute’s Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership. The luncheon will feature a keynote by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Seattle, WA

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08/30/2016

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016


Global Warming Then and Now

Heartland Institute

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The documentary was a critical and box-office success. Public awareness about global warming and the “green” movement surged after its debut. Internationally renowned scientist, speaker, author and Heartland Institute Science Director Dr. Jay Lehr will challenge some of the film’s claims, such as imminent environmental catastrophes are due to global warming. Dr. Scott Denning, atmospheric science professor at Colorado State University, will also reexamine the film and provide his take on global warming.

Arlington Heights, IL

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September 2016

09/02/2016

Friday, September 2nd, 2016


Immigration Economics

Cato Institute

Immigration is one of the most controversial public policy topics today. On one hand, tens of millions of immigrants and their children are assimilating and integrating into American economic life. On the other, concerns about immigrants and how they will affect the economic future of Americans and our nation as a whole is one of the best predictors of support for Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate. Unfortunately, many of those concerns are fueled by misunderstanding the effects that immigrants and their descendants have on the U.S. economy. This special conference, timed just prior to the Presidential election, brings together some of the best minds and researchers on the economics of immigration to help inform Americans and to guide policymakers.

Washington, DC

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09/06/2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016


Philly: Dessert Reception With Brian Fitzpatrick

Republican Jewish Coalition

Brian Fitzpatrick is a candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th district. He has served as an FBI Special Agent, where his focus was fighting political corruption and supporting global counterterrorism efforts, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting violent drug and gun offenders.

Philadelphia, PA

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09/07/2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Protecting the Financial System From Panics: A Discussion With Hal S. Scott

American Enterprise Institute

This seminar will examine the role of contagion in the recent financial crisis and discuss the limitations imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act on Federal Reserve, FDIC, and US Treasury powers to combat financial contagion.

Washington, DC

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09/07/2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

Mercatus Center

Central banks' part in the Great Recession, and the lackluster recovery since, are reviving interest in monetary rules. That revival raises crucial questions. Might the Federal Reserve and other central banks have performed better if they’d adhered to monetary policy rules? Could rules have avoided the crisis altogether? Can they avoid future crises? If so, which rules work best? Can a monetary policy rule work even in a world of near-zero, or negative, interest rates?

Arlington, VA

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09/07/2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Climate Inquisitions with Richard Epstein

Manhattan Institute

New York's 1921 securities law, the Martin Act, was seldom used before former state attorney general Eliot Spitzer wielded it in a politicized crusade to root out corruption on Wall Street. Today, New York's current attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is deploying the law to intimidate another politically disfavored group: climate change "deniers".

New York, NY

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09/07/2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Star Parker

Leadership Institute

Held the first Wednesday of each month, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading conservative speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

Arlington, VA

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09/08/2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016


Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster Book Panel

Mercatus Center

Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. How do residents of these communities gain access to the resources they need to rebuild while overcoming the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts?

Arlington, VA

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09/08/2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016


Liberty and Libations with Dean Stansel

America’s Future Foundation

Tired of talking about the election? Join America’s Future Foundation for drinks and discussion with Dr. Dean Stansel of Southern Methodist University on economic freedom in the United States. From 2000 to 2015, the US fell from 2nd to 16th most economically free nation in the world. Yet not all states are created equally. Dr. Stansel will explore why some states have done better than others, and the larger economic implications this has.

Dallas, TX

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09/08/2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016


Applied Artificial Intelligence Power Summit

Financial Policy Council Inc.

Artificial intelligence is a growing trend in the business world, and is redefining the way humans interact with each other and the world around them.

New York, NY

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09/08/2016

Thursday, September 8th, 2016


Can We Take a Joke?

Screening of the new documentary

Erica Stein and Laura Isko Jacobs, co-founder of VIEWPOINT invite you to a screening of the new documentary: Can We Take a Joke?

Students are demanding PROTECTION from real debates, differing viewpoints and politically incorrect comedians.  Chris Rock now avoids the campus because "You can't even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive".

In the 1960s, cops arrested Lenny Bruce for word crimes, but today the policed have become the police and many people are bent on silencing jokes and opinions that offend them.  Most Americans recognize the prosecution of Lenny Bruce as an embarrassing episode yet history may be repeating itself. From social media to college campuses, our nation rages with outrage. And now the same society that thought it absurd to arrest people for word crimes supports laws that would arrest people for word crimes.  Imagine the future if we can't learn how to take a joke.

Ted Balaker, director, Can We Take a Joke?. Are free speech and free expression in danger on the campus? Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Can We Take a Joke? A thought-provoking exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy. Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli and Adam Carolla detail its stifling impact on everyone's free speech and the exchange of ideas.

Thursday, September 8th 2016 

6:00 PM Reception

6:30 PM Introductions

Nico Perrino - Director of Communications for The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Lou Perez - Head Writer for We The Internet

6:45 PM Movie - Can We Take a Joke? Q&A to follow

Dress code - Business casual

Cost $20.00, $10.00 Student (with ID)

The Cosmopolitan Club

122 East 66th Street, New York City

New York City

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09/11/2016

Sunday, September 11th, 2016


“A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America” with Rep. Tom Price

Republican Jewish Coalition

One thing is clear – the American people feel like their voices aren’t being heard in government. The status quo won’t fix that nor the problems they are facing day in and day out. After seven years of the President’s top-down, government-knows best approach, Speaker Ryan and the Republican House is putting forward a "Better Way" that looks beyond this President to what we can achieve in 2017 and beyond. It’s a way that trusts people to make their own decisions and pursue their own version of the American dream. It’s a choice for our future. House Republicans want to restore a Confident America and get us back on track….to an America where every man, woman, and child feels secure in their lives and in their futures. This bold, forward-looking agenda uses ideas from around the country to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time: constitutional authority; jobs and economic growth; health care; national security; tax reform and poverty.

Atlanta, GA

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09/12/2016

Monday, September 12th, 2016


Protecting Property Rights in the 21st Century

Heritage Foundation

Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist once wrote that the Supreme Court treats “property” as “a poor relation,” deserving of far less protection than “life” or “liberty” receive. As Paul J. Larkin, Jr., explains in a soon-to-be-published article, however, the Framers did not see it that way. They believed that neither liberty nor property could exist without the other.

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09/13/2016

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


Cam Edwards Lecture

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Second-Amendment expert and advocate Cam Edwards understands that the right to self-defense is a fundamental human right. Gun control measures pushed by liberals not only infringe on that right; but, by disarming law-abiding citizens, create tempting targets for criminals. So why are they trying so hard to turn citizens into targets?

San Jose, CA

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09/13/2016

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


The Strategic Importance of the Black Sea Region

Foreign Policy Research Institute

From Moldova to Georgia and everywhere in between, the aftershocks of the war in Ukraine are being felt across the Black Sea region. On military, economic, and energy fronts, conflicts continue to smolder while the U.S. struggles to develop a coherent regional response. In this talk, Nikolas Gvosdev will explore the strategic significance of the region.

Philadelphia, PA

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09/14/2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


Can the European Project Survive?

American Enterprise Institute

This seminar will examine Europe’s longer-run economic and political outlook and consider the steps that European policymakers must take to ensure the long-term survival of the European project.

Washington, DC

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09/14/2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


Socialism and Human Nature

Cato Institute

Featuring Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership, Stern School of Business, New York University; John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology, University of California–Santa Barbara; and Leda Cosmides, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California–Santa Barbara; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Editor, HumanProgress.org, Cato Institute.

Washington, DC

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09/14/2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians

Manhattan Institute

America's Indian reservations often resemble small third-world countries. Indians have the highest poverty rate in the United States. Suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men. Indian women are two-and-a-half times more likely to be raped than the U.S. average. Gang violence affects Indian youth more than any other group.

New York, NY

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09/15/2016

Thursday, September 15th, 2016


Heartland Institute 32nd Anniversary Benefit Dinner

Heartland Institute

On Thursday, September 15, The Heartland Institute will celebrate its 32nd anniversary with a reception and dinner at The Cotillion, a fine banquet hall in Palatine, Illinois. Our keynote speaker will be political satirist and author P.J. O’Rourke, who will deliver an incisive and funny address about the 2016 election and the state of politics and culture in America today.

Arlington Heights, IL

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09/20/2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016


The National Security Challenges Facing the Next President

Foreign Policy Research Institute

The world is more complicated than ever, and the challenges facing the United States more numerous than ever: a revanchist Russia, a resurgent China, a reckless North Korea, a ruthless ISIS, and more. What lies ahead for the next president of the United States? How should the next Administration set priorities? How large a role can or should America play? To answer these questions, we are pleased to feature Kori Schake.

Philadelphia, PA

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09/21/2016

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


Lecture and Book Signing With Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic on their brand new book, JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity (Publish Date: September 6, 2016). This event is free to attend, however books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process.

Simi Valley, CA

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09/22/2016

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


Atlas Network

Atlas Club Luncheon: What’s Up Down Under

Atlas Club members are invited to this luncheon on the topic of Australia with Tim Andrews, the Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance. Tim Andrews is a graduate of Atlas Network's Think Tank MBA program, and he will discuss policy and politics in the Land Down Under.

New York, NY

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09/27/2016

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

Manhattan Institute

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court swept away decades worth of restrictions on political speech. The consequences of Citizens United would be dire, the Left warned. “Dark” money and “shadowy” organizations would henceforth corrupt U.S. elections.

New York, NY

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09/28/2016

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


National Center for Policy Analysis

Effectively Communicating the Conservative Message

Effectively Communicating the Conservative Message – Grapevine, TX

Sponsored by NCPA, Grubbs Infiniti, Texas Eagle Forum and National Security Investment Consultant Institute - See more at: http://www.ncpa.org/events/effectively-communicating-the-conservative-message-grapevine#sthash.UjSzb467.dpuf

Grapevine, TX

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09/28/2016 - 09/28/2016

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


A New York Dinner with Monica Crowley

Conservative commentator Monica Crowley will join guests for dinner and speak on the topic "The Election, the Nation and the World."

New York, NY

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09/29/2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


Allen West at Wilkes University

Young America’s Foundation

Allen West will speak at a free event on campus to students and the local community.

Wilkes Barre, PA

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09/30/2016 - 10/01/2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016


History and Meaning of American Political Parties

Philadelphia Society

The theme for our 2016 fall meeting is The History and Meaning of American Political Parties. The program will aim to discuss the role and history of partisan politics in America with panels on the major political parties and analysis of the major shifts and realignments in American history. This discussion seems especially important as we approach a November election that will center on fundamental questions and may lead to a rare realignment in American politics.

Philadelphia, PA

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09/30/2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016


Clinton Cash

Everything for sale

Erica Stein and Laura Isko Jacobs, co-founders of V I E W P O I N T (The Forum that Promotes Open Markets, Free Enterprise and Limited Government)

- Invites you to -

A Screening of the Documentary CLINTON CASH, EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE

Adapted from Peter Schweizer's New York Times best-selling book

"Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Clinton Rich"

Starring: Bill Clinton as Himself, Hillary Clinton as Herself

"Clinton Cash is the Movie Every Voter Should See

Before Election Day"  -  National Review

Followed by Q&A 

Matthew Taylor - Director, CLINTON CASH

Friday, September 30th 2016

The Cosmopolitan Club

122 East 66th Street

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

- Preceded by a Reception at 6:00 pm -

$20 per person

New York, NY, USA

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October 2016

10/01/2016 - 10/01/2016

Saturday, October 1st, 2016


2016 South Central Regional Students For Liberty Conference

This day-long event will consist of insightful lectures and engaging breakouts. Attendees will also have the ability get plugged into career-launching opportunities with our partner organizations and expand their personal networks.

Starkville, MI

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10/03/2016 - 10/03/2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016


Scott Rasmussen Lecture -- Politics Has Failed: America Will Not

King's College in New York City will welcome pollster Scott Rasmussen to speak on the topic "Politics Has Failed: America Will Not." During the presentation, Rasmussen will announce a new project to provide a hopeful alternative to the current political dialogue.

New York, NY

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10/05/2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016


The Originalism Revolution Turns 30: Evaluating Its Impact and Future

Heritage Foundation

This October marks the 30th anniversary of then-Attorney General Ed Meese’s speech on “The Law of the Constitution,” which was part of a series of speeches advancing a jurisprudence of originalism. Champions of originalism, including Meese, Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, and Antonin Scalia, who believed that the Constitution and laws should be interpreted based on their actual text and original public meaning, brought about a revolution in constitutional interpretation. How did originalism come to be a cornerstone of the Reagan Administration’s judicial philosophy? How has the originalism revolution influenced the course of the law over the last three decades, and will it continue to do so in the future? Please join us as our experts explore these issues.

Washington, DC

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10/06/2016

Thursday, October 6th, 2016


Thirty Years after the Nobel: James Buchanan's Virginia Political Economy

Mercatus Center

Thirty years ago, in October 1986, James M. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics “for his development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making.” His contributions in these areas as well as those in methodology, social philosophy, public policy economics, and political science continue to have a lasting influence on scholarship today.

Washington, DC

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10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

Saturday, October 8th, 2016


2016 Utah Regional Students For Liberty Conference

Utah’s Regional Conference will explore contemporary environmental problems the West is currently facing. Discover free market solutions to government control of public lands, water rights, and conservation!

Orem, UT

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10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

Saturday, October 8th, 2016


2016 Virginia Regional Students For Liberty Conference

The Virginia Regional Conference is a great opportunity to meet like-minded students and hear interesting speakers discussing a wide variety of topics and issues. Attendees will not only listen but explore and participate in various discussions and sessions in order to better understand the idea and philosophy of liberty.

Charlottesville, VA

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10/12/2016

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016


Stop Fed Ed

Heartland Institute

STOP FED ED is a campaign led by parents, taxpayers, and educators committed to ending Common Core and the U.S. Department of Education. The fight against Common Core has exposed the failures of those trying to force a federally-based one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts. Even strong Common Core supporters realize the name is toxic and have accepted the premise that the federal government should not be dictating curriculum.

Arlington Heights, IL

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10/13/2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016


The All-Out Assault on the First Amendment: Restricting Speech, Religion, and Association

Heritage Foundation

From the IRS targeting of certain advocacy organizations, to proposals to overturn free speech cases and give Congress power to restrict political speech, to restrictions on individuals exercising their religious beliefs, to attempts to force membership associations to reveal their donors, there appears to be an all-out assault on the First Amendment rights of Americans. Is this a growing trend? Are we at risk of losing some of our liberties? Must those rights be limited to accommodate politically correct societal “values”? Join us for a vigorous and spirited discussion by some of the foremost experts in America on the First Amendment.

Washington, DC

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10/14/2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016


Richard Nixon Library & Museum Grand Opening

Richard Nixon Foundation

Public invited to 11 a.m. opening ceremony on October 14; Christopher Cox and Melanie Eisenhower will serve as ambassadors

YORBA LINDA, Calif. — (Aug. 9, 2016) — The Richard Nixon Foundation today announced three days of special events to celebrate the opening of the New Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Oct. 14-16, 2016.

The Foundation also announced that two of President and Mrs. Nixon’s grandchildren, Christopher Cox and Melanie Eisenhower, will serve as co-chairs for the Opening Committee. Cox is the son of Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward F. Cox, while Eisenhower is the daughter of Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower.

Yorba Linda, CA

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10/18/2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Lecture and Book Signing With Newt and Callista Gingrich

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation

Please join us on Tuesday, October 18th for a lecture by bestselling author Newt Gingrich followed by a joint book signing with Callista Gingrich. Speaker Gingrich will be signing his new novel, Treason, and Callista will be signing her latest book in her Ellis the Elephant series, Hail to the Chief. This event is free to attend, however reservations are recommended and books must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum store to received signature

Simi Valley, CA

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10/18/2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Dinesh D’Souza Lecture

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Dinesh is a renowned author, speaker, filmmaker, (and victim of the Obama Justice Department).

San Jose, CA

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10/20/2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016


Acton Institute

Evaluating the Idea of Social Justice

More Information The Liberty and Markets program offers a deeper look into the core issues at the intersection of truth, liberty, and economics for alumni of Acton’s Towards a Free and Virtuous Society and Acton University programs. Utilizing a format of two lectures and six Socratic discussion sessions, each conference provides an environment of intense dialogue and exploration. To insure active engagement with both the ideas and faculty, participation is capped at 15 attendees per event. The program is intellectually demanding; participants are required to do advanced reading of selected primary texts (approximately 250 pages) and must be prepared to offer comments and defend their views while referencing the texts throughout the weekend. Eligible participants must apply to attend these programs.

Grand Rapids, MI

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10/26/2016

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


Women in Politics

Heartland Institute

The role of women in America’s political process has greatly changed over time. Since Women in the United States were granted the right to vote in 1920, a lot has changed since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Nearly 100 years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, a woman is at the top of the presidential ticket in two out of the four major political parties in the United States. What gets lost in the mainstream media discussion is how women are impacting the free-market message.

Arlington Heights, IL

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November 2016

11/02/2016 - 11/02/2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


Debate: Should Libertarians Vote?

Featuring Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Aaron Ross Powell, Research Fellow and Editor, Libertarianism.org, Cato Institute; Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow and Editor, Cato Unbound, Cato Institute.

 

Washington, DC

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11/02/2016 - 11/02/2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


Alex Newman: Crimes of the Educators

Join the Heartland Institute for an event with Alex Newman, co-author of ‘Crimes of the Educators.’ He’ll discuss his new exposé of crimes perpetrated by the education establishment against America’s children.

Arlington Heights, IL

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11/02/2016 - 11/02/2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Matt Kibbe

Held the first Wednesday of each month, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading conservative speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

This traditional event takes place in the F.M. Kirby National Training Center of The Leadership Institute's Steven P.J. Wood Building and begins at 7:30 a.m. with a gourmet buffet breakfast.

Registration is only $15 per person ($5 before October 31), which includes breakfast.

These breakfast meetings offer a great chance to share food and fellowship with conservative friends. Past breakfasts have been attended by members of Congress, public policy experts, and columnists.

Matt Kibbe is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, he is a public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator.

In 2015, he founded Free the People, where he serves as President and Chief Community Organizer. Their purpose: to shift power away from political insiders and Washington cronies, back to local communities and free people. Free the People gets into the popular culture, connecting a new generation to the values of individual freedom, social cooperation and the constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties that make America, America. Kibbe is also a Senior Editor at Conservative Review, and he serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna, Austria.

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11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


Viewpoint Presents: A Discussion and Book Signing with Edward Klein

The Cosmopolitan Club hosts journalist Edward Klein for a discussion on his new book on Hillary Clinton, "Guilty As Sin." 

New York, NY

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11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


Unaccountable and Unaffordable: How State and Local Governments Have Racked Up Nearly $5.6 Trillion in Unfunded Pension Promises and What They Can Do About It

A new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) shows a rapid rise in state and local governments’ unfunded pension liabilities. At nearly $5.6 trillion, these unfunded liabilities amount to over $17,400 for every man, woman and child in America. That’s a steep price to pay for state and local governments’ failure to set aside the pension benefits they promised to public employees. 

Maryland State Senator Gail Bates, the Chair of ALEC’s Pension Reform Committee, will provide opening remarks. Following that, we will have a panel discussion including two of the ALEC report’s authors, Jonathan Williams and Bob Williams, and former Utah State Senator and pension reform champion Dan Liljenquist. The panelists will answer questions about the report’s state-by-state findings, what some states have done so far to address their pension shortfalls, and what additional measures states can take to reduce the burden of unfunded public pension obligations on private taxpayers.

Washington, DC

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11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016

Friday, November 4th, 2016


A View of the U.S. Election From Iraq

With the U.S. election less than 10 days away and a new presidential administration less than 90 days away, what changes can be expected for U.S. policy in Iraq? A centerpiece of current U.S. policy in Iraq is the ongoing fight against the Islamic State. The conflict reached a new stage earlier this month as coalition forces launched the offensive to retake Mosul and began planning the Raqqa Offensive.

Beyond the current operation, how should the incoming administration approach the region’s challenges as internal and external powers exploit the sectarian rift in the northern Middle East? What strategy should the next president pursue to dismantle ISIS and, more importantly, prevent its resurgence?

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the implications of the election for U.S.-Iraq policy, including the critical operation in Mosul. On November 4, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Feisal Istrabadi and Nussaibah Younis of the Atlantic Council will join Hudson fellows Michael Doran and Michael Pregent for a timely discussion of this important partnership and what lies ahead for U.S.-Iraq relations and the ongoing fight against ISIS.

Washington, DC

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11/04/2016 - 11/06/2016

Friday, November 4th, 2016


2016 Pittsburgh Leadership Conference

Join top undergrads and professors for an exclusive dive into the origins of the U.S. Constitution.

Pittsburgh, PA

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11/07/2016 - 11/07/2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016


Iceland’s Retreat from Financial Markets

Featuring Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, American University; and Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

Washington, DC

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11/07/2016 - 11/07/2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016


Enhancing U.S.-Georgia Security Cooperation: The Way Forward

Located in the South Caucasus, Georgia sits at a crucial geographical and cultural crossroads and has proven to be strategically important for military and economic reasons for centuries. Today, Georgia’s strategic location is also important to the United States. In 2008 Georgia was promised eventual membership at the NATO summit in Bucharest. Since then few countries in the Euro-Atlantic region express as much enthusiasm for NATO as Georgia – even though it is not yet inside NATO. After the Russian invasion in 2008 and the subsequent Russian occupation of 20 percent of Georgia’s territory, Georgia has transformed its military and has contributed thousands of troops to overseas military operations – all in the hopes of speeding up its application to join NATO. What is Georgia’s prospect of joining the Alliance? How will the new Georgian government and the next U.S. president handle the issue of NATO membership? Join us as we address these issues and more.

Washington, DC

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11/07/2016 - 11/07/2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016


Taiwan, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Uncertain Future

The high tariffs that characterized the post-WW I decade helped lay the ground for World War II. As a result, free trade became a central tenet of U.S. policy after 1945. Notwithstanding current political trends, free trade remains a vital tool for encouraging international cooperation and economic growth. This is the aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership which was signed in February and is awaiting ratification. As the U.S.’s 10th largest trading partner, many believe that Taiwan should be included in the TPP.

On Monday, November 7, Hudson Institute will hold a panel discussion to examine the benefits to both the U.S. and Taiwan of the latter’s inclusion in the TPP. Speakers will include Lotta Danielsson of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, Harry Krejsa of the Center for a New American Security, and Robert S. Wang of Covington & Burling. Seth Cropsey, director of Hudson’s Center for American Seapower, will moderate the discussion.

Washington, DC

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11/09/2016 - 11/09/2016

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016


Heartland Movie Night: 'The Call of the Entrepreneur'

On November 9, we will all be faced with the reality of the presidential election results. Don’t face that uncertain future alone. Face it with friends at The Heartland’s Institute’s next “Movie Night” – which comes with a free dinner, too!

Join Heartland for a screening of The Call of the Entrepreneur, a documentary produced by our friends at the Acton Institute. The film highlights the lives of a farmer, a banker, and a refugee who risked everything to achieve their dreams. The film features Rev. Robert Sirico, founder of the Acton Institute, along with experts in economics, to show us how entrepreneurs have the power to shape our nation and change the world.

Arlington Heights, IL

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11/10/2016

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


A Post-Election Analysis: The Future of the Constitution in a New Administration

Heritage Foundation

Both of the major parties agree that this is a crossroads election, but some implications of the vote may not be immediately apparent. So once the people have spoken . . . it’s time to analyze the results. Our panelists will provide their unique insights on how the results likely will be translated into policy and action in the aftermath of what promises to be an historic election. What do the results mean for our constitutional republic? What can we expect for our foreign policy posture? How will the results affect the economy and jobs? What judges, including the next Supreme Court Justices, might be nominated in the next presidential term? Join us as these questions and more are explored by two legal heavyweights and two major political commentators.

Washington, DC

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11/10/2016 - 11/10/2016

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


The Atlas Network's 2016 NYC Freedom Dinner

Freedom Dinner is a gala celebration of the worldwide freedom movement's most important achievements, featuring the announcement of the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award is a $100,000 prize that annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation and human fulfillment via free competition. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award beginning in 2013 is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.  

Alan Charles Kors, co-founder of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, will give a toast to freedom at Freedom Dinner.

This year's Freedom Dinner - again held in Manhattan's legendary Capitale, designed by Stanford White - will also include the 2016 Think Tank Shark Tank Competition and Toasts to Freedom by top Atlas Network partners. Think Tank Shark Tank is a competition modeled after the popular ABC television show, featuring Atlas Leadership Academy participants presenting think tank projects and competing for a $25,000 grand prize.

New York, NY

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11/10/2016 - 11/10/2016

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


Jeff Deist: YAL Keynote Speaker at Lock Haven University

Jeff Deist will be the keynote speaker at Young Americans for Liberty at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, on 10 November 2016.

Lock Haven, PA

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11/11/2016

Friday, November 11th, 2016


Atlas Network

Global Leaders Summit 2016

Join us for the 2nd annual Global Board Leaders Summit the day after Freedom Dinner 2016. The summit will take place Friday, November 11, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Princeton Club in New York City and will be facilitated by Chip Mellor, chairman and founding general counsel of the Institute for Justice. This summit is for all active board members of Atlas Network partner organizations.

New York, NY

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11/15/2016

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


Charlie Self Lecture

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley

Charlie is an inspirational speaker, and a frequent guest as "Dr. History" on the KSFO 560 AM Talk Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also participates in debates with skeptics,interfaith forums and other venues that hep build understanding.

San Jose, CA

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11/16/2016 - 11/16/2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


Heartland Institute Post-Election Wrap-Up

Join The Heartland Institute on Wednesday, November 16 at the European Crystal Banquet in Arlington Heights, IL for the ultimate “post game” of the 2016 Election.

Arington Heights, IL

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11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016

Saturday, November 19th, 2016


2016 Vancouver Regional Students For Liberty Conference

The Right To Offend offers a platform for academics and activists advocating valuable ideas often dismissed as offensive. Freedom of speech is subject to many restrictions due to contemporary standards of political correctness. This has inhibited the free exchange of ideas, especially in academia. The event will include contentious perspectives within contemporary issues, such as feminism, religious freedom, and immigration. These issues will be discussed and debated in order to revive a diminishing intellectual freedom.

Vancouver, BC

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11/29/2016

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball

To address America’s outrageous $19 trillion federal debt, we need a growing economy and responsible spending reductions in the federal budget. Senator Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball” report is an annual collection of specific examples of wasteful federal spending, as well as negative regulatory impact to the economy. Lankford believes he has an obligation to solve the troubles of our nation, not just complain, which is why for every problem identified there is a recommended solution. There is a way to eliminate wasteful, ineffective, or duplicative program spending; develop oversight methods to prevent future waste; and find ways to get us back on track.

Heritage Foundation

Washington, DC

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11/30/2016

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


2016 Woman of Valor Awards Honoring Carly Fiorina

Independent Women’s Forum

Mark your calendar for IWF’s annual awards dinner on November 30th as we honor our next Woman of Valor, Woman in Business and Gentleman of Distinction. - See more at: http://www.iwf.org/events#sthash.qvJHxURB.dpuf

Washington, DC

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11/30/2016

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


Cutting Wasteful Spending in the Trump Administration

Featuring James Lankford (R-OK), United States Senator; Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens against Government Waste; Chris Edwards, Editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; and Justin Bogie, Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute. 

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will balance the federal budget and cut spending. During the election campaign, he complained about “waste, fraud, and abuse all over the place” and promised to “cut so much, your head will spin.” And he said, “We are going to ask every department head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days.”

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) has created such a list of wasteful spending programs in his new report Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball. Join the senator and leading budget experts to discuss the report and describe ways that the incoming Trump administration can cut unneeded spending.

 

Cato Institute

Washington, DC

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11/30/2016

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


Campus Politics: Free Speech in Universities

In his new book, “Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, 2016), Jonathan Zimmerman discusses the recent trend of social justice demonstrations on campuses and the subsequent calls for the constraint of free speech. With universities long considered beacons of free thought, how do we balance the goal of social justice with freedom of speech?

Join AEI on Wednesday, November 30, as Professor Zimmerman discusses his book and an assorted panel debates the work’s key points.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, DC

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11/30/2016

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


Rick Santorum at Cornell University

Rick Santorum will speak at a free event on campus.

Young America's Foundation

Ithaca, NY

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December 2016

12/01/2016 - 12/01/2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


Election Postmortem with Tom Woods and Jeff Deist

Join Tom Woods and Jeff Deist for an un-PC election postmortem in the Orlando, Florida area. The voters- such as they are- will have spoken, and Tom and Jeff will dissect the whole thing from the libertarian perspective. Audience Q and A will be encouraged.

Registration 5:30 p.m. Session 6:00–8:00 p.m. SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park. Registration is $20 per person. Free for students. Space is limited! Pre-registration required. Attire is casual.

Mises Institute

Orlando, FL

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12/07/2016 - 12/07/2016

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016


Freedom Rising Holiday Celebration

Join us for an evening celebrating a year of significant growth and accomplishments at Heartland’s Freedom Rising Holiday Celebration.

We want to thank you for your friendship and support in helping us fight for freedom, and look forward to making 2017 a banner year for the cause of liberty. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the event is complimentary for all of Heartland’s friends and their guests.

Arlington Heights, IL

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12/12/2016 - 12/12/2016

Monday, December 12th, 2016


Debate between Law Professor Richard Epstein vs. Chris Preble of Cato Institute

Debate between Law Professor Richard Epstein vs. Chris Preble of Cato Institute

Resolution:
 "The United States should be prepared to use force in defense of friendly nations even when not subject to the direct threat of force."

New York, NY

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    Shadow Stats: 22.7%
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    Shadow Stats: 10.5%

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First Person

Why I Left the Left

Evan Stern

In my last dark days with the left, I pleaded for objectivity, reason, rationale. These requests fell on deaf ears and nearly always resulted in a collective tongue lashing against my perceived ignorance. Why, they demanded, could I not accept that my perspective was being undermined by my ‘whiteness’? Why, if I was so committed to change and righteousness, could I not separate the evil archonic male desire from my true self? My positions, they would argue, had become tainted, infected by my hetero-ness, my maleness, my caucasian-ness. The whole world was a giant quagmire.

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