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    Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World

    Featuring Mitch Prinstein: John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    on July 31, 2017
    The word “popularity” has the power to transport us back to our teenage years, but those same dynamics still affect our lives today.  We still encounter most and least popular…
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    Geopolitics and American Oil and Gas First: The Coming of Self-Sufficiency, North American Continentalism vs. Globalism in Energy, End of OPEC

    Featuring Dr. Daniel Fine: Associate Director, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and Senior Policy Analyst, New Mexico State Department of Energy Minerals and Natural Resources
    on July 24, 2017
    In this presentation, Dr. Fine will analyze oil and gas self-sufficiency and its impact on American strategic defense. He will review the new Trump administration policy of world energy “dominance,” look…
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    The Tea Party, Barack Obama, and the Limits of Research

    Featuring John Staddon: James B. Duke Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology, Emeritus, Duke University
    on July 17, 2017
    Can you believe all the ‘science’ you read?  In a forthcoming book on Scientific Method, John Staddon shows the difference between good and bad science by looking carefully at…
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    Keeping America Safe During These Times

    Featuring Van D. Hipp, Jr.: Chairman, American Defense International, Inc.
    on July 10, 2017
    In this presentation, Van Hipp will provide a comprehensive look at the wide range of national security and foreign policy threats facing America today, including North Korea, radical Islam,…
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    NC MedAssist: Dispensing Hope For the Uninsured

    Featuring Sidney Bernstein: Board Chair, NC MedAssist
    on June 26, 2017
    Established in 1997, NC MedAssist is a not-for-profit, statewide (2009), licensed pharmacy. Its mission is to provide free prescription medications, healthcare advocacy, and related educational services to low-income and…
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    The Left is Hijacking the Sports Industry and Making It Their Weapon

    Featuring Ed Tiryakian: Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Business Economics at Duke University / Jon Pritchett: Senior Vice President Donor Relations, John Locke Foundation
    on June 19, 2017
    In this presentation, Jon and Ed will discuss how ESPN, the NCAA, FIFA, the IOC and other sports governing bodies, media partners and corporate leaders are trying to usurp federalism,…
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    A New Way Forward: Access, Fairness, and Equal Justice in the 21st Century

    Featuring Mark Martin: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina
    on June 12, 2017
    In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission was tasked with exploring ways…
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    The Price of Promises

    Featuring Dale Folwell: North Carolina State Treasurer
    on June 5, 2017
    In this presentation, Treasurer Dale Folwell will discuss the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and promises made that touch one out of every 10 adults North Carolinians:…