• Event

    Missing Men: A Look at Work, School, Family and Community

    Featuring Mona Charen: Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
    on March 25, 2019
    The feminist movement dramatically altered the lives of women. These changes have been well-documented and celebrated. But, Mona Charen argues in this presentation that the feminist movement, and the accompanying…
  • Event

    Freedom of Expression and Political Polarization in America

    Featuring Thomas Cushman: Senior Research Fellow, Wake Forest University
    on March 18, 2019
    Recently, some very reliable surveys have shown that there are distinct divisions among groups in the United States over the protection of classical liberal values, especially the protection of free…
  • Event

    The Market For Neighborhoods

    Featuring Salim Furth: Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
    on March 11, 2019
    Salim will present an understanding of housing markets and land use regulation grounded in institutional economics. Instead of viewing housing as an interchangeable commodity, Mercatus Center research emphasizes the overlapping institutions…
  • Event

    Tax and Spending Lessons from North Carolina and Kansas

    Featuring Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow
    on March 4, 2019
    Kansas and North Carolina have each garnered attention for their tax reforms earlier this decade. Kansas became the example of tax cuts gone wrong, with deficits and budget crises resulting in policy…
  • Event

    Just Science: Using Research to Inform Criminal Justice Reform

    Featuring Brandon Garrett: Professor, Duke Law School
    on February 25, 2019
    In this presentation, Professor Brandon Garrett of Duke Law will provide an overview of new research projects seeking to make criminal justice more evidence based.  He will describe research projects…
  • Event

    Presidential Leadership and the Art of Trump’s Deal

    Featuring Andy Taylor: Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University
    on February 18, 2019
    Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” was a bestseller in 1987.  The book explains an approach to deal making the president has deployed in the White House.  Because the…
  • Event

    The Price of Promises

    Featuring Dale Folwell: North Carolina State Treasurer
    on February 11, 2019
    In this presentation, State Treasurer Dale Folwell will assess aspects of the state’s fiscal health in the context of promises made to state employees – teachers, law enforcement, firefighters and…
  • Event

    The Janus Decision

    Featuring Mark Janus: Senior Fellow, Liberty Justice Center
    on February 4, 2019
    Join us for an exciting special event co-hosted with The Federalist Society. Mark Janus took on the most powerful political forces in the country: the public employee unions. Mark will join…
  • Event

    Building a Stronger, Healthier North Carolina

    Featuring Mandy Cohen: Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
    on January 28, 2019
    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians and works closely with health care professionals, community leaders…