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    Have Our Institutions Failed Us?

    Featuring Yuval Levin: Editor of National Affairs, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
    on March 26, 2018
    Americans’ attitudes toward the key institutions of public life – particularly in government, but more broadly as well – have been changing quite dramatically.  The resulting expectations have helped create…
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    Business’ Critical Role in the Health of a Local Economy

    Featuring Dane Huffman: Managing Editor, Triangle Business Journal
    on February 26, 2018
    Dane has been a longtime member of the local media scene and, after a year and a half at Triangle Business Journal, has seen how business forces have a major…
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    The Disruptive Presidency: Trump After Year One

    Featuring Andy Taylor: Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University
    on February 19, 2018
    The Trump Presidency has been nothing if not disruptive. The president has an eclectic administration that does not play by Washington’s rules. He communicates through a new medium and is…
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    The Bennett Hypothesis Turns 30: How Federal Funding Drives Tuition

    Featuring Jenna Robinson: President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
    on February 5, 2018
    In 1987, U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett asserted that increases in federal student aid make it possible for universities to increase tuition. In this presentation, Jenna Robinson will describe her…
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    Telemedicine: Expanding Rural Access To Health Care

    Featuring Katherine Restrepo: Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
    on January 29, 2018
    North Carolina has 145 primary care shortage areas across the state, making access to health care especially difficult for patients living in rural areas. In this presentation, Katherine Restrepo will…
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    The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship: Initial Findings from and Future Directions for an Independent Evaluation

    Featuring Stephen Porter: Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, NC State University / Trip Stallings: Director of Policy Research, Friday Institute at NC State University
    on January 22, 2018
    The John Locke Foundation is honored to host two respected researchers from NC State University as Shaftesbury Society commemorates National School Choice Week During this session,…
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    The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender

    Featuring Julie Mell: Associate Professor of History, NC State University
    on January 8, 2018
    In this presentation, Professor Julie Mell will speak on her new book, The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender, (Palgrave, 2017-8.) This book challenges a common historical narrative, which portrays medieval Jews…