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    Virtual Civitas Poll Lunch

    Featuring Andy Taylor: Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University / Donald Bryson: President and Chief Strategy Officer, John Locke Foundation
    on March 18, 2021
    Join Locke President, Donald Bryson, and guest commentator, Professor Andrew Taylor of NC State, to discuss some of the top hot button issues across North Carolina. They’ll update you…
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    Viewpoint Diversity On North Carolina College Campuses

    Featuring George R. La Noue: Research Professor of Political Science & Research Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County / Mark McNeilly: Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School / Jenna Robinson: President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal / Mitch Kokai: Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
    on March 8, 2021
    We’ve long thought of the college campus as a marketplace of ideas where young people are encouraged to feed their curiosity, to open their minds to new…
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    North Carolina’s Prospects For COVID-19 Economic Recovery

    Featuring Rep. Dean Arp: North Carolina House of Representatives / Edward J. Lopez: Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University / Brian Balfour: Senior Vice President of Research, John Locke Foundation / Andy Ellen: President and General Counsel, N.C. Retail Merchants Association
    on March 1, 2021
    How well can the North Carolina economy respond to a shock like the COVID-19 pandemic? A new assessment co-authored by Western Carolina University Professor Edward Lopez reviews the…
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    Economic Liberty: Defending NC’s Unique Constitutional Protections

    Featuring Judge Richard Dietz: North Carolina Court of Appeals / Jeanette Doran: President and General Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law / Jon Guze: Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on February 22, 2021
    North Carolina’s constitution contains a unique collection of clauses intended to protect economic liberty. The framers added them at various points in our history to prevent corporate…
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    The 1776 Commission Report

    Featuring Rep. Ted Budd: NC-13th District, U.S. House of Representatives / Tom Lindsay: Member, The President's Advisory 1776 Commission; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation / Phillip W. Magness: Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research / Dr. Terry Stoops: Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
    on February 15, 2021
    Partisan political disputes aren’t the only conflicts driving wedges in our country.  The very vision of who we are as Americans, what our country represents, the principles on…
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    Battling Poverty: Are we winning or losing?

    Featuring Brooke Medina: Vice President of Communications, John Locke Foundation / Ray Nothstine: Opinion Editor, Carolina Journal / Mike Walden: William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, North Carolina State University / Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, Fiscal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on February 8, 2021
    The idea of people being hungry or homeless is abhorrent to all of us, regardless of our ideological or political beliefs. How society should address these terrible problems is where…
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    Ensuring Greater Access To Affordable Care: Why N.C.’s Certificate-of-Need Law Hurts North Carolinians

    Featuring Troy Page: Director of Network Contracting and Strategic Development, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina  / Dr. Bruce Schroeder: Medical Director, Carolina Breast Imaging Specialists / Dr. James Bailey: Assistant Professor of Economics, Providence College / Jordan Roberts: Government Affairs Associate, John Locke Foundation
    on February 1, 2021
    As North Carolinians grapple with the high cost of health insurance and medical care, an archaic state law continues to block access to affordable, convenient care to treat…
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    Civitas Poll Lunch

    Featuring Dr. Robert Luebke: Senior Fellow, Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation / Donald Bryson: President and Chief Strategy Officer, John Locke Foundation / Dr. Terry Stoops: Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
    on January 28, 2021
    Join John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson, along with special guests Terry Stoops and Bob Luebke of Locke’s Center for Effective Education for insight on this special school choice Civitas…
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    Funding Students Instead of Systems: Education Savings Accounts In North Carolina

    Featuring Corey DeAngelis: Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation / Dr. Robert Luebke: Senior Fellow, Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation / Dr. Terry Stoops: Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
    on January 25, 2021
    COVID-19 has upended schooling as we know it, moving most kids online for months on end, with the extent of learning loss and mental health issues not yet…
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    The Biden Administration: What Should We Expect?

    Featuring Sen. Thom Tillis: United States Senate / Patrick Gleason: Vice President State Affairs, Americans for Tax Reform / Sally Pipes: President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, Pacific Research Institute / Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart: Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment, John Locke Foundation
    on January 18, 2021
    On Jan. 20, Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States. His inauguration — themed America United — will usher in a new era of policy…