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Wednesday Oct 22

A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security

Location: Hayek Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Host: Cato Institute


Featuring the editors John Mueller and Christopher Preble with comments by Frank Hoffmann and James Fallowsmoderated by John Samples.

In 2012, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey contended that "we are living in the most dangerous time in my lifetime, right now." In 2013, he was more assertive, stating that the world is "more dangerous than it has ever been." Is this accurate? A Dangerous World? brings together leading experts on international security to assess the supposed dangers to American security. They examine the most frequently referenced threats, including wars between nations and civil wars, and discuss the impact of rising nations, nuclear weapons proliferation, general unrest, transnational crime, and state failures. Please join us for an illuminating analysis of current and future American national security.

If you can't make it to the Cato Institute, watch this event live online at www.cato.org/live and follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.


Wednesday Oct 22

The Annual Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture

Location: The Heritage Foundation
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation


The Heritage Foundation's Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to host Judge Janice Rogers Brown as the seventh speaker of our aptly named Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture.

The namesake of the lecture – the eminent jurist Joseph Story – became the youngest Associate Justice ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court when he was appointed by President Madison in 1812. Story made a significant mark on American law in his thirty-three years on the bench, but his greatest contribution to jurisprudence is his renowned Commentaries on the Constitution, in which he set forth a philosophy of judicial restraint. This lecture series celebrates his legacy.

Lecture at 5:30 will be followed by a reception at 6:30

Wednesday Oct 22

Prosperity and Poverty Summit

Location: Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Texas Public Policy Foundation

Speakers include The Honorable Chuck DeVore, The Honorable James White, the Reverend Robert Sirico, and many more!

Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Capitol Ballroom.

Wednesday Oct 22

SF Luncheon: Unaccountable Government in Action: Capital Markets in the Fed's Cross-Hairs

Location: Omni Hotel San Francisco
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM

Host: Pacific Research Institute

Should Capital Markets be Regulated Like Banks?

  • Can managed funds, investment, or investment products really by systemically important?
  • What would the effect be on investor, their investment choices, and their costs?
  • How would this regulation affect market function and valuations?
  • Would capital requirements be appropriate?

Panelists

  • Daniel M. Gallagher, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner
  • Paul S. Adkins, former, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner
  • Brian G. Cartwright, former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner General Counsel

Thursday Oct 23

A Time for Choosing: The Next Generation

Location: Reagan Ranch Center
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Start Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Young America's Foundation

Full-time college students are invited and encouraged to apply to Young America's Foundation's Fall Conference A Time for Choosing: The Next Generation. During this unique event, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Reagan's iconic speech, "A Time for Choosing." This conference will reflect on how this speech propelled Ronald Reagan and the Conservative Movement.

The tuition fee is only $50. This includes conference tuition, all materials, lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), and all meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday dinner!

Thursday Oct 23

Book Party Luncheon for "Every School: One Citizen's Guide to Transforming Education"

Location: Discovery Institute
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Washington Policy Center

Please join us for an insightful and informative luncheon and commentary by Don Nielsen, followed by audience Q&A.

Doors will open at 11:45 AM for lunch, and the presentation will begin at 12:30. Cost to attend is $10 and includes lunch. Parking is available in nearby garages, including the Millennium Tower garage, with the entrance located on Columbia Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Thursday Oct 23

OC Breakfast Panel: Are capital Markets in Fed's Cross-Hairs

Location: Westin South Coast Plaza
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Start Time: 7:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM

Host: Pacific Research Institute

Pacific Research Institute and The Forum for Corporate Directors presents

Should Capital Markets Be Regulated Like Banks?

  • Can managed funds, investment managers, or investment products really be "systemically important"?
  • What would the effect be on investors, their investment choices, and their costs?
  • How would prudential supervision affect market function and valuations?
  • Would capital requirements be appropriate?

Breakfast and Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Former Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Thursday Oct 23

The Rule of Law and Liberty (Enid)

Location: Emanuel Baptist Church, Enid
Date: Thursday, October 23, 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.

Friday Oct 24

Goldwater Institute 2014 Dinner

Location: Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM

Host: The Goldwater Institute

The Goldwater Institute's 2014 Dinner and auction will be held on Friday, October 24 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. Keynote remarks will be delivered by New York Times best-selling author, humorist, and political satirist P. J. O'Rourke and other soon-to-be-announced speakers. All donations will support the Institute's nationwide efforts to use the power of state constitutions to defend and expand every American's constitutional rights.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the late Senator Barry Goldwater's historic 1964 campaign for President of the United States. The Senator's infamous campaign slogan—"In Your Heart You Know He's Right"—still lives with each of us today. He was not an echo of other politicians of the time, but instead offered an opportunity for America to end a dangerous centralization of power in Washington. Mr. Conservative's campaigns, words, principles and ideas changed the course of our great nation. He inspired millions to question Washington and return to the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and documents. In 2014, we celebrate the late Senator's courageous campaign for the White House and honor his principled values that serve as the platform for the Goldwater Institute's work.

Saturday Oct 25

The Rule of Law and Liberty (Ponca City)

Location: Ponca City Library
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 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.

Monday Oct 27

A Reagan Forum with Professor Steve Hayward

Location: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

Host: Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Fifty years ago, journalist David Broder described Ronald Reagan's speech on behalf of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater as "the most successful political debut since William Jennings Bryan." The speech, entitled "A Time for Choosing," would echo in American politics for 50 years, defining a new approach to conservatism laced with a forward looking optimism rooted in the latent greatness of America.

Steven F. Hayward, the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, will explore the impact of "the Speech" and its current relevance to American politics when he delivers the Reagan Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m

Monday Oct 27

State Income Taxes and the Supreme Court: <i>Maryland Comproller v. Waynne</i>

Location: American Enterprise Instirure
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM

Host: American Enterprise Institute

On November 12, the US Supreme Court will hear Maryland Comptroller v. Wynne, a groundbreaking case in which two Maryland residents are fighting the state's effort to tax their out-of-state income while allowing only part of the tax to be offset by credits for the taxes they paid to other states.

Would striking down Maryland's policy undermine each state's sovereign right to choose its own tax system? Would upholding Maryland's policy give other states the green light to eliminate their credits for out-of-state taxes, placing heavier burdens on taxpayers who work or own small businesses across state lines?

Please join AEI for a panel discussion exploring these and other questions about this crucial case.

Speakers include Joseph D. Henchman (Tax Foundation), Stan Veuger (AEI), Alan Viard (AEI), and Edward Zelinsky (author of The Origins of the Ownership Society)

If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live online.

Tuesday Oct 28

Choice and Quality: Eqiupping Cities to Transform K-12 Education

Location: The Conrad Indianapolis
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Philanthropy Roundtable

What can philanthropists do to attract K-12 entrepreneurs and create the conditions for all schools to flourish? Join us in Indianapolis, Indiana, home to many leading city and state-driven K-12 reforms, for two days of high-level interactive and strategic conversation with top donors and savvy practitioners from cities nationwide. With this remarkably innovative city as the backdrop, we'll discuss how philanthropists can build a road map for citywide K-12 reform and make investments that both improve educational quality and expand genuine school choice.

Tuesday Oct 28

Rule of Law and Liberty (Broken Arrow)

Location: Bass Pro Shop, Broken Arrow
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 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.

Tuesday Oct 28

Dodd-Frank: The Fallout

Location: 190 LaSalle St. Chicago, IL
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM

Host: Illinois Policy Institute

The Dodd-Frank Act is considered by some to be the most significant financial legislation in modern history. The Obama administration urged prompt and full implementation of theact as a response to the 2008 financial crisis and as an inoculation against future crises. But policy decisions early in the implementation process made it nearly impossible for regulators to enact smart and well-coordinated regulations.

After tens of thousands of pages of new rules – as well as several after-the-fact clarifications made outside of the formal rule-making process – is the U.S. financial system safer, stronger and more efficient? Has any aspect of Dodd-Frank or its implementation really done anything to prevent a future crisis?

Among its many novelties, Dodd-Frank created a body of presidential appointees, called the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, with the authority to subject non-bank financial entities to the Federal Reserve's "prudential" supervision. What an overlay of bank-style regulation will mean for nonbanks active in capital markets is unclear, but there is great potential for unanticipated and harmful consequences. Moreover, the FSOC's decisions have enormous implications for the U.S. economy as a whole and for investors in our capital markets – a point to which members of Congress are increasingly alert.

Our speaker, The Hon. Jill E. Sommers, a former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with extensive experience in Washington, D.C., will put these issues into perspective, offering expert insight into their economic and policy implications.

Tuesday Oct 28

Dodd-Frank: The Fallout

Location: 190 South LaSalle Street, Chicago
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM

Host: Illinois Policy Institute

The Dodd-Frank Act is considered by some to be the most significant financial legislation in modern history. The Obama administration urged prompt and full implementation of theact as a response to the 2008 financial crisis and as an inoculation against future crises. But policy decisions early in the implementation process made it nearly impossible for regulators to enact smart and well-coordinated regulations.

After tens of thousands of pages of new rules – as well as several after-the-fact clarifications made outside of the formal rule-making process – is the U.S. financial system safer, stronger and more efficient? Has any aspect of Dodd-Frank or its implementation really done anything to prevent a future crisis?

Among its many novelties, Dodd-Frank created a body of presidential appointees, called the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, with the authority to subject non-bank financial entities to the Federal Reserve's "prudential" supervision. What an overlay of bank-style regulation will mean for nonbanks active in capital markets is unclear, but there is great potential for unanticipated and harmful consequences. Moreover, the FSOC's decisions have enormous implications for the U.S. economy as a whole and for investors in our capital markets – a point to which members of Congress are increasingly alert.

Our speaker, The Hon. Jill E. Sommers, a former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with extensive experience in Washington, D.C., will put these issues into perspective, offering expert insight into their economic and policy implications.


Tuesday Oct 28

Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Annual Dinner

Location: University Club of Milwaukee
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 PM

Host: Wisconsin Policy Research Institute

Author, subject of the acclaimed film I.O.U.S.A., and founder of the Comeback America Initiative, Walker is the nation's most authoritative voice on the long-term repercussions of our ever-growing, $70 trillion-plus national debt. He wonders what the founders of this country would say and warns that modern problems – including fiscal irresponsibility and the lack of political civility – are eerily similar to what precipitated the fall of the Roman Republic.

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.

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.

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