The Annual Meeting is The Philanthropy Roundtable’s premier event for philanthropic decision makers committed to strengthening our free society and to exploring, collaborating, and solving our nation’s greatest problems through meaningful and effective philanthropy. 2017 was the 26th year that donors from across the country have met to share ideas, strategies, and best practices, and hear from America’s leading experts in private innovation and forward-thinking policy.
The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Philanthropy Roundtable was held in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 26-27, with pre-conference events taking place on October 25.
Thursday, October 26
|7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Break|
|9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome & Opening Comments|
|9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Opening Plenary Session: Race in America: Can Philanthropy Bridge the Divide?|
Racial divisiveness in America threatens to tear our country apart. Racial extremist groups, campus radicals who are suppressing dissident positions on racial issues, and white supremacist groups are causing unrest, inciting violence, and unraveling communities. Is there an antidote for what the Wall Street Journal refers to as “the poison of identity politics”? Jason Riley of the Manhattan Institute will discuss how philanthropy can build on America’s extraordinary progress in race relations and bridge this divide. Jane Wales of the Aspen Institute will lead the question and answer discussion.
Jason Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Jane Wales, Vice President, Philanthropy and Society and Executive Director, Program on Philanthropy and Society Innovation, Aspen Institute (Moderator)
|10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m||Break|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Morning General Sessions|
Session #1: A Culture in Crisis: How Philanthropy Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled since 1999. In this session, Dr. Paul Jarris, chief medical officer at the March of Dimes, will explain how the opioid crisis originated and share key information about the crisis at a national level. Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona’s Department of Health Services, will illustrate the key role that states can play to tackle the opioid epidemic. Alexa Eggleston, senior program officer at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, will describe how philanthropy has the power to identify and implement effective solutions to combat substance abuse. The panel, which will be moderated by Claire Fiddian-Green, president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, will also explore policy barriers to addressing the opioid epidemic and the role that philanthropy can play at a national, state, and local level to restore hope to the people and communities that have been devastated by opioid addiction.
Dr. Paul Jarris, Chief Medical Officer, March of Dimes
Dr. Cara M. Christ, Director, Arizona Department of Health Services
Alexa Eggleston, Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Claire Fiddian-Green, President and CEO, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation (Moderator)
Session #2: Restoring Free Speech to Campus
A shocking 19 percent of students believe it’s acceptable for a student group to use violence to prevent a speaker it opposes from speaking, according to a recent study by the Brookings Institution. College campuses have become a dangerous place to have an unpopular opinion and it’s infringing on the fundamental right to free speech. The Brookings Institution’s John Villasenor will discuss the findings of this latest survey and offer insight into these attitudes. He’ll be joined by Jim Manley, senior attorney at Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, who will talk about Goldwater’s model legislation to protect free speech at state colleges and universities. President of Chapman University Daniele Struppa will discuss how college administrations should enforce their free speech principles. Emily Chamlee-Wright, president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, will moderate the panel and share ways philanthropists can advance the principles of free speech at campuses and in the higher education community.
Jim Manley, Senior Attorney, Goldwater Institute
Daniele Struppa, President, Chapman University
John Villasenor, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Public Policy, and Management, University of California, Los Angeles
Emily Chamlee-Wright, President and CEO, Institute for Humane Studies (Moderator)
Session #3: Shielding Charter Schools from Unionization
Through fiery rhetoric, political influence, and official statements, teacher unions have long sought to undermine the autonomy and innovation inherent within charter schooling. Unions have fought laws that allow charters to expand and aggressively pushed regulations meant to bind charters in red tape. Now that charters have achieved formidable market share in major cities, unions are now attempting to organize the alternative public school options that have been beyond their reach. How can donors accurately gauge the potential for unionization in their communities, and what steps can they take to protect their K-12 investments? Dan Katzir, CEO of one of California’s largest charter networks, will share the inexorable political influence of unions in Los Angeles, and how his schools are under siege. Investigative reporter Mike Antonucci, through his vast reservoir of union internal documents, will reveal the union playbook of preserving their foothold in public education. Mike Sullivan, a leading labor attorney to charters, will discuss his eye-opening run-ins with powerful union machines. Romy Drucker, co-founder of The 74, will help untangle the complex dynamic between labor interests and what has been one of the most successful philanthropic investments of the last quarter-century.
Dan Katzir, CEO and President, Alliance for College Ready Public Schools
Michael L. Sullivan, Principal, Goldberg Kohn
Mike Antonucci, Director, Education Intelligence Agency
Romy Drucker, Co-founder and CEO, The 74 (Moderator)
|12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Break|
|12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Luncheon: Distinctive Prize Philanthropy|
Prizes when awarded to worthy causes, people, or organizations allow for innovative and impactful solutions to some of society’s most perplexing problems. In 2016, the MacArthur Foundation announced an extraordinary competition, 100&Change, for a $100 million grant to fund a signal proposal to solve a critical problem of our time. 100&Change has recently announced four finalists, and a winner will be named by the end of the year. Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, will share how the MacArthur Foundation grappled with designing the competition and judging the proposals – and the lessons they have learned along the way. Mark Gerson and Dr. Jon Fielder, co-founders of the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, will join us to discuss how the Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service is changing lives in Africa. Most developed countries have a doctor for every 200-400 people, while in sub-Saharan Africa there is a doctor for every 30,000 people. The annual $500,000 L’Chaim Prize supports Africa’s faith-based healthcare workers, who provide one-third of Africa’s medical care and honors the physicians most effectively employing resources to heal the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. This session will be moderated by Heather Templeton Dill, president of the John Templeton Foundation, who will share the benefits of prize philanthropy in the endless pursuit of invention and discovery.
Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Foundation
Jon Fielder, Co-founder and President, African Mission Healthcare Foundation
Mark Gerson, Co-founder and Chairman, African Mission Healthcare Foundation
Heather Templeton Dill, President, Templeton Foundation (Moderator)
|2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ||Afternoon Breakout Sessions|
Session #1: Boosting Philanthropic Assets by Raising Capital from Other Donor
Foundations have long sought co-funders to support their favorite grantees, but there is a growing trend of foundations systematically seeking to raise capital from other funders. Capital aggregation accelerated after Warren Buffett’s decision to channel his philanthropic giving through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has the potential to change the culture of philanthropy. Jim Bildner, CEO of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, will describe DRK’s venture-capital-based model of funding. Chuck Harris, COO and managing director of Blue Meridian Partners, will share how they’ve managed to raise $900 million for its capital aggregation grants. Evan Feinberg, executive director of Stand Together, will describe its six-month training program for grantees, with a special emphasis on marketing and storytelling capabilities. Rick Graber, president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, will moderate this panel and together these funders will share lessons they’ve learned that can be applied to foundations considering establishing their own capital aggregation initiatives.
Jim Bildner, CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Evan Feinberg, Executive Director, Stand Together
Chuck Harris, COO and Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Richard Graber, President, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (Moderator)
Session #2: Friends, Romans, Countrymen: The Resurgence of Classical Education in America
The classical learning approach seeks to refine thinking and character within students through the use of primary source material and the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness. Why, in the 21st Century, are parents trading common pragmatic approaches for their kids to study Latin, debate first principles, and reenact Julius Caesar? Mary Pat Donoghue, who led the declining St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Maryland through a miraculous turnaround with a classical curriculum, will share what she learned from parents, the impact she saw in students, and what it takes for a school to make the transition. Jay Heiler, board chair and co-founder of Great Hearts Academies, a charter network of 28 classical charter schools serving 15,000 kids across Arizona and Texas, will explain their strategy for meeting the growing demand for teaching great books and the Western tradition. Matt Post, who leads a new graduate-level classical training program for existing teachers, will explain why the University of Dallas created a path so uncommon in traditional schools of education. Robert Pondiscio of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation will explain why rich content is critical for well-formed citizens and a flourishing democracy, and how donors can create an outsized impact renewing the classics.
Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education
Matt Post, Affiliate Professor, and Graduate Director, Classical Education, University of Dallas
Jay Heiler, Board Chairman and Co-founder, Great Heart Academies
Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute (Moderator)
Session #3: How Philanthropy Can Help Policing
In the past several years, relations between police and the communities they serve have become frayed. Despite the gloomy outlook, policing is an area ripe for philanthropic engagement. In this session, you’ll learn about ways that philanthropists can directly support police departments, fund research that helps improve police practices and policies, and expand essential community programs that play key roles in increasing public safety.
Christian Anschutz, Managing Director, Western Development Group
Robin Engel, Director of the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy, University of Cincinnati
Omar Jahwar, Founder and CEO, Urban Specialists
Alicia Manning, Senior Program Director, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Session #4: A Replicable Model for Restoring Faith and Family
The Culture of Freedom Initiative was launched by The Philanthropy Roundtable in late 2015 with pilot programs in Jacksonville, Dayton, and Phoenix. The three cities are experimenting with cutting edge micro-targeting, city-wide marketing, coalition building, and healthy relationship and soul formation programming. This session will highlight city transformation in Phoenix by focusing on three effective and complementary strategies enacted to restore and strengthen faith and family on a city-wide scale. The number of individuals participating in marital strengthening programs increased by a factor of 35. Key leaders of this effort will share details on their work, and they’ll explain how the strategic focus on recruiting and supporting frontline organizations is allowing them to defy conventional wisdom regarding marital and faith trends.
Tarren Bragdon, President, Flourish Now
Alicia La Hoz, Founder and Executive Director, Family Bridges
Jad Levi, Regional Director, Alpha USA
Sarah Spinner, Director of Strategy and Programs, Culture of Freedom (Moderator)
Session #5:Strategies for Combating Regulatory Overkill
Awareness of the “administrative state” has recently emerged from being an obscure term of academics and entered into the national conversation about the character of centralized government today. The rising attention to aspects of administrative government—from second thoughts about judicial deference to bureaucracies to doubts about the cognitive capacities of government agencies— suggests we may have entered a new era of potential reform as sweeping as the Progressive Era and the New Deal. Above all, the shape of administrative government today has revived old questions about whether the administrative state represents a dangerous erosion of fundamental constitutional principles such as the separation of powers and democratic accountability. This panel features leading experts on this subject and will offer an inventory of potential changes policy makers and elected officials should consider.
Philip Hamburger, Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Charles Kesler, Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
Kent Lassman, President and CEO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Steven Hayward, Senior Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley (Moderator)
Session #6: What Tax Reform Will Mean for Donors and Foundations
It has been said that, unlike other major domestic policy issues, tax reform has the best chance of getting signed into law by President Trump. But the contours of tax changes currently being contemplated by Republican leaders may surprise you. This panel will highlight the latest on tax reform in Washington and how those changes, anticipated and otherwise, could impact your giving and your organization’s grant making. Panelists will also address the less obvious changes to the tax code and their practical implications for donors of all shapes and sizes.
Robert Sharpe, Chairman, The Sharpe Group
Sandra Swirski, Executive Director, Alliance for Charitable Reform
Pete Bird, President and CEO, Frist Foundation (Moderator)
|3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ||Break|
|3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||The Life-transforming Power of Prison Fellowship|
Prison Fellowship is breaking the cycle of incarceration. It is restoring prisoners, empowering great wardens, ministering to families, supporting successful reentry, and advocating for restorative justice reform. President and CEO of Prison Fellowship James Ackerman will discuss the transformative powers of the program. Darryl Brooks, a former prisoner who is now the program director of the Prison Fellowship Academy Carol S. Vance Unit in Texas, will speak to how the fellowship changed his life while incarcerated and continues to do so now as he serves as a member of staff. Steve Moore, executive director of M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, will interview Mr. Ackerman about the initiatives that are changing lives, including the in-prison Bible-study programming for inmates, the Angel Tree program for children of incarcerated parents, and the Warden Exchange programs, which helps corrections official to share best practices for strengthening safety in prisons.
James J. Ackerman, President and CEO, Prison Fellowship Ministries
Darryl Brooks, Program Director, Prison Fellowship Academy, Carol S. Vance Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Steven Moore, Executive Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Moderator)
|4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Break|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Reception|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.||Dinner: The Next "Greatest Generation": Deploying Today's Veterans in the Workforce|
Since its founding in 2005, Hire Heroes USA has helped over 18,000 veterans find meaningful careers through its one-on-one career coaching and transition seminars. With nearly a quarter of a million veterans transitioning out of service every year, the organization will be busy for a long time. We interview the organization’s founder, healthcare business entrepreneur and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary John Bardis, about the opportunity to get veterans back into civilian work, and philanthropy’s role in helping veterans supercharge the U.S. economy.
John Bardis, Founder, Hire Heroes USA, and Assistant Secretary, Health and Human Services
Mike Erwin , Founder, Team Red, White & Blue
Karl Zinsmeister, Vice President of Publications, The Philanthropy Roundtable (Emcee)
Rabbi Erica Gerson (Invocation)
|8:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ||After Dinner Reception|
Friday, October 27
|7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||Breakfast Roundtable Discussions|
|8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Break|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||Morning Plenary Session: The Entrepreneurial University|
An online degree program for Starbuck’s employees. The medical school run by the Mayo Clinic. A long-time teacher-training partnership with Teach For America. Enrollment of over 100,000 students. These are some of the reasons why Arizona State University, with its wide-scale use of online technology and a highly innovative approach to curriculum, is considered one of America’s most entrepreneurial universities. In conversation with Checker Finn, ASU President Michael Crow will discuss his vision of the modern research university and how ASU’s relentless focus on student outcomes has led to a dramatic increase in the university's graduation rate, particularly for minority students and students who are the first in their family to attend college. ASU has achieved these strides, all while reducing administrative expenses and lowering the cost per student. James Rahn will discuss his foundation’s work with ASU to integrate an emphasis on character into the teachers college and schools of engineering.
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
James Rahn, President, Kern Family Foundation
Chester E. Finn Jr., President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (Moderator)
|10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Morning Breakout Sessions|
Session #1: Leveraging the Power of Philanthropy in Support of Rural Ingenuity
Unlike urban centers that attract large swaths of both human and fiscal capital, rural communities operate with limited human, material, fiscal, and educational resources to address critical societal needs. Philanthropic organizations have responded to these needs with innovative solutions to support rural populations. The Anschutz Family Foundation brings “Rural Philanthropy Days” to disparate communities in rural Colorado. The Rasmuson Foundation has paved the way for dental therapists to serve far-flung corners of the Alaskan tundra. With support from the Grimm Family Education Foundation and J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, educators are launching innovative school models in the California Central Valley and the wilds of Idaho, respectively. During this breakout session moderated by Roger Quarles of the Albertson Foundation, speakers will dispel the myth that charter schools cannot operate in rural communities, describe obstacles communities may experience to access training and technology, and share how to overcome bureaucracy and self-interest to bring health care services in communities with alarming oral health problems. Donors will leave inspired by the potential for transformation in rural communities throughout the country.
Diane Kaplan, President, Rasmuson Foundation
R.J. Valentino, President, Grimm Family Foundation
Abel Wurmnest, Executive Director, Anschutz Family Foundation
Roger Quarles, Executive Director, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation (Moderator)
Session #2: Philanthropy and Democracy: Two Perspectives
Philanthropy has long played a vital role in supporting efforts to improve the lives of Americans, ranging from funding abolitionism to zoos and everything in between. Some are concerned that wealthy philanthropists may be playing too large of a role in affecting and influencing their fellow citizens’ lives, and even suggest that this giving is distorting of and dangerous to our basic notions of democracy. Advocates for philanthropic freedom counter that efforts to limit the ability of Americans to support the organizations and causes they believe in will diminish freedom and politicize charitable giving. Rob Reich, director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University and co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values, and Heather Higgins, president of the Randolph Foundation and co-founder of the Alliance for Charitable Reform, will discuss and debate the issue, with a particular focus on the issue of philanthropic freedom and whether it strengthens or undermines democracy.
Heather R. Higgins, President, Randolph Foundation
Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, PACE (Moderator)
Session #3: Privately Funded Solutions for the VA’s Mental Health Failures
ost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have become shorthand for mental health challenges facing post-9/11 veterans. Most Americans would place veterans’ mental and brain health near the top of list when it comes to government responsibilities. And yet, in the post-9/11 years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs struggled to serve those who needed help, despite record budgets. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in to provide critical care in new ways. Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus committed $38 million to establish a world class concussion center for veterans at the University of Colorado, with more sites to come. Hedge fund founder Steven Cohen committed $325 million to build a network of mental health clinics for veterans and military families. These are monumental gifts in size, but even larger is their impact on those who served and the way these injuries are treated. In this session, you’ll learn about the services provided, the populations cared for, and the challenges faced in launching.
Anthony Hassan, CEO and President, Cohen Veterans Network
Marcus Ruzek, Veterans Program Director, Marcus Foundation
Bill Rausch, Executive Director, Got Your 6 (Moderator)
Session #4: Pension Deficit Disorder: Protecting Workers and Taxpayers
Taxpayer-funded contributions to public employee pensions are consuming a growing share of state and local government budgets. Even so, the pension systems in many jurisdictions across the nation—from small special districts to large state governments—have only a fraction of the assets they need to meet their obligations. The existence of massive unfunded liabilities undermines retirement security for pensioners, poses open-ended economic uncertainty for taxpayers, and undermines the fiscal stability of governments working to balance pension obligations with the provision of public services. In almost every case, dealing with these serious problems is guaranteed to be a complex and politically contentious process. But the good news is that a number of jurisdictions have paved the way for substantive reform, and several state and local governments now stand as models from which others can learn. We’ll explore how pension reform can deliver fairness and financial stability for governments, taxpayers, and government workers.
Leonard Gilroy, Senior Managing Director, Pension Integrity Project, and Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation
Chuck Reed, Board Chair, Retirement Security Initiative
Pete Constant, Executive Director, Retirement Security Initiative
Josh McGee, Vice President of Public Accountability, Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Moderator)
Session #5: Tech Everywhere: The Challenge to Character Formation
When many of us think about the relationship of technology to character, we tend to think of online content and of the danger that free-for-all access to things like pornography, violent video games, and virtual, unchaperoned communications are to children’s minds and moral appetites. Such concerns are valid, particularly as they intersect with one of the most formative times of a person’s life. But what often goes unaddressed is the ubiquitous presence of technology in all our lives and the ways in which our seemingly helpless surrender to this “tech everywhere” reality is creating a new world faster than we can understand it. In the contexts where character is most deeply formed – in the family, on sports teams, through the arts, in schools – is technology by its nature even interested in character building? Does it require character? Andy Crouch, author of The Tech-wise Family and senior strategist at the John Templeton Foundation, will discuss principled thinking on a subject that doesn’t yield easy solutions. He’ll lay out a starting framework for finding the proper place of technology in families and other formative spheres – and how to keep it there.
Andy Crouch, Senior Strategist, Communication, John Templeton Foundation, and Author, The Tech-Wise Family
Anne Snyder, Director, Character Initiative, The Philanthropy Roundtable (moderator)
|12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.||Break|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Luncheon: William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership|
Join us for a celebratory luncheon honoring Pitt and Barbara Hyde with the 2017 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III and his wife, Barbara, epitomize three great American traditions: family business ownership, entrepreneurial leadership, and community giving. From the wholesale grocery business Malone & Hyde, to the creation of Fortune 500 company AutoZone, to involvement in professional sports, education reform, and cultural and civic engagement, the Hydes continue to leave a mark on their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and across the U.S. Kyle Peterson, executive director Walton Family Foundation will interview Pitt and Barbara to learn more about the work of the Hyde Family Foundation and how they have translated their passion for transforming education, strengthening neighborhoods, and promoting Memphis’ cultural, civic and environmental assets into tangible results.
Barbara Hyde, Chair and CEO, Hyde Family Foundation
J. R. “Pitt” Hyde III, Trustee, Hyde Family Foundation
J. Peter Simon, Co-chairman, William E. Simon Foundation (Emcee)
Kyle Peterson, Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation (Moderator)
|1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Afternoon General Sessions|
Session #1: The Future of Work in an Age of Advancing Automation
Throughout human history, technological advances have shaped the way we work, engage, and play in America. And while we eagerly embrace the benefits afforded by the latest gadget or ridesharing platforms, some fear a darker side of our technological creativity. Automation is gradually replacing mechanical and service jobs, raising concerns that the technological benefits may not be evenly distributed. What about the low-income workers who are losing jobs to robots? Others see limitless opportunities that are essentially unimaginable. How can we determine impacts if we can’t even predict the next technological development?
Are predictions about the impacts of automation, and innovation broadly, overblown, or do the optimists have their heads in the sand? What makes this technological revolution different from others, like the invention of electricity, that have freed millions of workers from back-breaking work? If indeed the benefits will negatively impact some but not others, can philanthropy ease the transition? What do the varying perspectives imply about the impacts on workers, communities, local and national economies, and America’s standing in the global market? Come hear a spirited debate exploring the causes, challenges, solutions, and estimations about the future of work in America.
Andrew Yang, Founder, Venture for America
Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Donn Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and Chairman, The Philanthropy Roundtable (Moderator)
Session #2: Individualism or Nationalism: Which Principle Should Guide America? A discussion sponsored by National Review Institute
Over the coming years, the U.S. will face many interrelated challenges, including an aging population, declining demand for less-skilled labor, a public sector burdened by rising debt levels, and an increasingly dangerous international environment. The country is engaged in a vigorous debate about how we ought to meet these challenges. Should we recommit ourselves to classical liberalism? Or do we need a new nationalism? Charles C.W. Cooke, online editor of National Review, and Reihan Salam, a National Review Institute policy fellow, will join us to discuss immigration, nationalism, libertarianism, and the future of our country.
Charles C.W. Cooke, Editor, National Review Online
Reihan Salam, Executive Director, National Review Institute
Lindsay Craig, President, National Review Institute (Moderator)
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||A Night at the Museum|
Join us for a night at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). Founded by former CEO of Target Corporation, Robert J. Ulrich, the museum has collected more than fifteen thousand instruments and artifacts from around the world. Attendees will enjoy a very special evening as we explore the world's only global musical instrument museum.