Calendar

Thursday Oct 30

Government Failure and What to Do About It

Location: Lehrman Auditorium
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation

The federal government has great difficulty in running effective programs. For example, scientifically rigorous national studies almost unanimously find that federal social programs, such as Head Start and multiple job-training programs, fail to yield meaningful benefits to participants. Yet, some small-scale social programs have been found to be effective. When these promising social programs are identified, the immediate assumption among many policy advocates is that the success of the programs can be replicated and "scaled-up" by the federal government. However, we often do not truly know why an apparently effective program worked in the first place. So how can we replicate it? Understanding why government fails so frequently – and how it might become more effective and less costly – is an important topic that needs to be addressed.

Two books of note on this subject – Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better by Peter Schuck and Do Federal Social Programs Work? by David Muhlhausen – will be available for purchase.

Thursday Oct 30

Rule of Law and Liberty (Bartlesville)

Location: Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Host: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

What is the rule of law? What is unique about the U.S. Constitution? And what can we do to revive constitutional government so we can pass it on for future generations?

OCPA invites you to join us for part one of The Rule of Law and Liberty, a four-part series about the core principles we must preserve to keep our nation prosperous, strong, and free. Each program is two hours and includes a booklet of materials.

For more information or to register by phone, call 405-602-1667.

Trent England, who designed and presents The Rule of Law and Liberty, is OCPA's David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty. Formerly with the Freedom Foundation in Washington state and The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Trent has written and spoken across the country on constitutional law and America's founding principles.

Thursday Oct 30

The Forgotten Depression - 1921: The Crash that Cured Itself

Location: American Enterprise Institute
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Start Time: 5:00 AM
End Time: 6:30 AM

Host: American Enterprise Institute
How much do you know about the inflationary financing of America's role in World War I, the high-inflation post-war aftermath, the depression of 1920–21, and the rapid recovery that followed? Since most Americans learn so little financial history, the answer is probably, "nothing." James Grant's new book, The Forgotten Depression: 1921 (Simon & Schuster, 2014), gives you the chance to consider what lessons this unknown history may supply.

Expanding on these instructive events with his usual insight, wit, provocative research into forgotten realms of financial history, and outlandish quotes from prominent personages of the day, Grant considers 1920–21 to have been "the last governmentally untreated business depression in America," yet "by late 1921, a powerful jobs-filled recovery was under way." This history offers a sharp contrast to and skeptical look at the hyperactive central banking and regulation of our own time.

In this event, Grant will present on his book and AEI senior economists will discuss, followed by a reception and book signing.

Friday Oct 31

Hatton W. Sumners Distingusihed Lecture Series: Ron Paul Luncheon

Location: Omni Dallas Hotel
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: National Center for Policy Analysis

The National Center for Policy Analysis and the Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series invite you to hear former congressman Ron Paul's candid take on the dysfunctional American political system. Using anecdotes from his 23 years in Congress, Dr. Paul highlights the need for limited government and individual liberty as he discusses how so many issues facing American today are the result of the federal government's failure to follow the Constitution. His unwavering passion leaves audiences motivated to speak up and let lawmakers know that they are fed up with the politics of Washington.

For questions, please contact Robbie Ellis, robbie.ellis@ncpa.org, or call 972-308-6461. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday Nov 04

ELECTION DAY

Location: Polling Stations Everyware
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It's up to You!

Andrew Lack once said, "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." Learn, discern, vote... The choice is yours!

Tuesday Nov 04

The Rule of Law and Liberty (Edmond)

Location: Nigh University Center, University of Central Oklahoma
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Host: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

What is the rule of law? What is unique about the U.S. Constitution? And what can we do to revive constitutional government so we can pass it on for future generations?

OCPA invites you to join us for part one of The Rule of Law and Liberty, a four-part series about the core principles we must preserve to keep our nation prosperous, strong, and free. Each program is two hours and includes a booklet of materials.

For more information or to register by phone, call 405-602-1667.

Trent England, who designed and presents The Rule of Law and Liberty, is OCPA's David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty. Formerly with the Freedom Foundation in Washington state and The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Trent has written and spoken across the country on constitutional law and America's founding principles.

Wednesday Nov 05

The Manhattan Institute Young Leaders Circle Forum

Location: Harvard Club
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

Host: Manhattan Institute

Dear YLC Members,

I hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 5th for a post-Election Day conversation with Mr. William Kristol. A preeminent intellectual in the political and policy arenas, Kristol is founder and editor of the Washington, D.C.-based magazine, The Weekly Standard. He also serves as a trustee of the Manhattan Institute and is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts. For ten years, Kristol was a featured panelist on FOX News Sunday; presently he is a regular commentator on ABC's This Week.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hear Mr. Kristol's insights about this year's critical midterm elections and how national policy debates may unfold in the new year. Please RSVP for this event by Friday, October 31st. If you are bringing a guest(s), you must RSVP for them by this time, as well.

Thursday Nov 06

32nd Annual Monetary Conference, Alternatives to Central Banking: Toward Free-Market Money

Location: Cato Institution
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 6:30 PM

Host: Cato Institute

CATO'S 32ND ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE —will bring together leading scholars and advocates for fundamental monetary reform to discuss:

  • The bitcoin revolution and future of crypto-currencies
  • How technology will drive further innovations so that private currencies become a reality
  • The role of gold in a decentralized monetary regime
  • The steps necessary to return to constitutional money based on the convertibility principle and free banking
When the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, its powers were limited and the United States was still on the gold standard. Today the Fed has virtually unlimited power and the dollar has no backing. Limited, constitutional government requires a rules based, free-market monetary system with a stable-valued dollar, not the topsy-turvy fiat dollar that now exists under central banking. This conference will examine the case for sound money and the reforms needed to realize it

Please join our distinguished speakers on Thursday, November 6, to discuss these and related issues.

Thursday Nov 06

The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion

Location: Lehrman Auditorium
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation

The finest trick of the devil, Baudelaire once wrote, is to persuade you that he does not exist. Modern liberalism, being far less devilish, has pulled a lesser, but still effective, trick: It has convinced Americans that conservatives don't care. In fact, the left has made "caring" their exclusive prerogative and successfully framed most political debates as pitting compassionate liberals against heartless conservatives. Along the way, liberals have built a remarkable edifice of government programs that are justified by appeals to citizens' compassion.

In The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion, Bill Voegeli offers a scathing critique of the politics of liberal compassion. Voegeli chronicles how liberal compassion ultimately fails to deliver on its promise to help others, although it never fails to make liberals feel better about themselves.

William Voegeli is a Senior Editor of the Claremont Review of Books, a Visiting Scholar at Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center, and the author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State (Encounter Books, 2010).

Thursday Nov 06

The Rule of Law and Liberty

Location: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

Host: Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

What is the rule of law? What is unique about the U.S. Constitution? And what can we do to revive constitutional government so we can pass it on for future generations?

OCPA invites you to join us for part one of The Rule of Law and Liberty, a four-part series about the core principles we must preserve to keep our nation prosperous, strong, and free. Each program is two hours and includes a booklet of materials.

For more information or to register by phone, call 405-602-1667.

Trent England, who designed and presents The Rule of Law and Liberty, is OCPA's David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty. Formerly with the Freedom Foundation in Washington state and The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Trent has written and spoken across the country on constitutional law and America's founding principles.

Thursday Nov 06

Would Texans Benifit from a Conservative Texas Budget?

Location: Texas State Capitol
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: Texas Public Policy Foundation

The current growth trend of the Texas state budget indicates spending will increase by 63% during the 2004 to 2015 period. Adjusting this spending trend for inflation and state population growth shows that spending is up by 8.8% since 2004, costing Texas families of four $1,200 more this year alone to support their government.

Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation as our panelists discuss the costs and benefits for Texans in passing a conservative budget based on population growth plus inflation.

Friday Nov 07

Pursuing Freedom and Democracy

Location: Lehrman Auditorium
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Two years later, the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War came to an end. At stake during this war, which encompassed almost every nation, was whether the world would be dominated by the forces of totalitarianism led by the Soviet Union or inspired by the principles of economic, political, and religious freedom championed by the United States.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, our panel will discuss some of the lasting lessons of the Cold War. Do the ideas undergirding a regime matter? Does leadership matter or is history essentially determined by forces beyond our control? Are strength and resolve the dominant factors in crafting a national strategy, or does a prudent foreign policy guided by our founding principles of liberty and justice offer the best path for America?

Monday Nov 10

John Locke Foundation Headliner Luncheon: What the Election Results Tell Us

Location: Renaissance Hotel, Raleigh
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Host: John Locke Foundation

Join us for a post-election analysis with one of the country's most influential political analysts and commentators.

Bill Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard, which, together with Fred Barnes and John Podhoretz, he founded in 1995. Kristol regularly appears on Fox News Sunday and on the Fox News Channel.

Before starting The Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future. Prior to that, Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.


Monday Nov 10

Reason Media Awards

Location: University Club, NYC
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

Host: Reason Fondation

You are cordially invited to join Reason Foundation for the Reason Media Awards, which will be held November 10, 2014 at The University Club in New York City. This exciting gala event will showcase the efforts of outstanding journalists who are advancing the principles of free minds and free markets by educating their readers about individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Three awards-the Bastiat Prize for Journalism, the Reason Video Prize, and the Lanny Friedlander Prize, which honors the lifetime achievements of a champion of liberty-will be presented.

Tuesday Nov 11

Mackinac Center and Action Institute Luncheon with F.H. Buckley

Location: Action Institute
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: Mackinac Center for Public Policy

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Acton Institute are pleased to welcome Mr. F.H. Buckley, foundation professor at George Mason School of Law and author of The Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government, Mr. Buckley will talk about his book, which discusses the dangerous rise of an all-powerful president.

The first 50 that register will receive a complimentary signed copy of the book when they check in at the event (only one book per household).

Please reserve your seat now as this event will fill quickly and space is limited.

Tuesday Nov 11

Veterans Day

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday Nov 12

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: Economic Policy Speaker Series featuring Russell Roberts

Location: St. Louis University John Cook School of Business
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

Host: Show-Me Institute

The Show-Me Institute and Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business invite you and a guest to attend the Economic Policy Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. featuring Russell Roberts in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in the John and Lucy Cook Hall on Saint Louis University's campus.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception in the Shanahan Atrium and followed by Mr. Roberts' presentation at 6:00 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium.

Wednesday Nov 12

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014

Location: InterContinental Times Square Hotel and Capitale, New York City
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 PM

What are your metaphorical Berlin Walls? Join us for the international freedom event of the year where you'll have the opportunity to bring them to the global stage. The Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014 will commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Highlights include: Keynote presentation by Garry Kasparov, legendary chess champion and 2014 Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow; Liggio Lecture by John Tomasi, Director of the Political Theory Project and Professor at Brown University; Atlas Leadership Academy's Think Tank Shark-Tank $25,000 competition, sponsored by the Rising Tide Foundation; and $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award announcement. To receive a discounted room rate of $370++ call the InterContinental at 1 (866) 875-1978 and mention Atlas Network or reserve your room online. Have any questions about the big event? Contact Chelsea Albers at (202) 449-8434 or Chelsea.Albers@AtlasNetwork.org.

Wednesday Nov 12

<i> The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980 </i>

Location: Lehrman Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation

Reagan insider and former adviser, Thomas Reed gives readers a definitive treatise on Reagan's mind. Reed, who managed and worked closely with Reagan during the complex leader's politically formative years, reveals untold tales that bring new insight and clarity to understanding him.

The Reagan Enigma takes students of politics one step closer to the emergence of a great leader. Reagan's mind was focused and decisive. He was a political grand master, a dozen moves ahead of every opponent at every turn. His mind was lightning-fast, with an immense capacity for facts and history. Reagan was more than an actor; he was a master of the stage. And, Reagan's conversion, from FDR-supporting Democrat to Eisenhower Republican had multiple roots.

By opening his personal archives for the first time and collecting the insights of his surviving peers, Reed is able to weave all of it into an explanation of Reagan's mind and provide a fresh perspective that many have sought but few have found.

Thursday Nov 13

2014 Lawyers Convention: Millennials, Equality and the Rule fo Law

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Host: The Federalist Society

The Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 13 through Saturday, November 15 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law.

Speakers include The Honorable Judges Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito, Senator Mike Lee, the Heritage Foundation's John Malcolm, and many distinguished others!

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