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    Mens Rea Reform: Does Overregulation Turn Ordinary People Into Criminals?

    Featuring Lorrin Freeman: Wake County District Attorney / Joe Luppino-Esposito: Policy Analyst for Right on Crime and the Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation / Paul “Skip” Stam: Attorney and Former State Legislator / Jessica Smith: W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC-Chapel Hill
    on March 13, 2017
    When you think of crime, you probably think of things like robbery or murder. But some North Carolina laws threaten criminal convictions for people who run afoul of rules…
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    The Past and Future of Higher Education Reform In North Carolina

    Featuring James Martin: Former Governor of North Carolina / Jenna Ashley Robinson: President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
    on January 30, 2017
    In this presentation, former Gov. Jim Martin and Jenna Robinson will explain the changing higher education challenges in North Carolina, how the Martin Center for Academic Renewal has addressed…
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    The Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity?

    Featuring Robert Whaples: Professor of Economics, Wake Forest University
    on January 16, 2017
    Shaftesbury Society Presentation Most economists are optimistic about the future — predicting a continued rise in standards of living — because they expect technology to improve…
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    Featuring Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
    on January 9, 2017
    Becki Gray’s Shaftesbury presentation scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, has been cancelled due to poor weather and road conditions.  How far have we come along…