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    No Shaftesbury On Labor Day

    on September 7, 2020
    Shaftesbury Society will not meet on Monday, September 7, Labor Day. Join us for another great virtual conversation on Monday, September 14. …
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    Electing the North Carolina Supreme Court: Why The 2020 Races are Pivotal

    Featuring Jeanette Doran: President and General Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law / Mitch Kokai: Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
    on August 24, 2020
    Three of the seats on North Carolina’s highest court will be contested on the November ballot. In this conversation, our analysts will help us become more informed voters. We’ll look…
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    Women 100 Years After The Right To Vote: Freedom Is The Fulcrum For Change

    Featuring Brooke Medina: Director of Communications, Civitas Institute / Amy O. Cooke: Chief Executive Officer, John Locke Foundation; Publisher, Carolina Journal / Lindsay Marchello: Associate Editor, Carolina Journal / Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation / Jenna Robinson: President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
    on August 17, 2020
    Tuesday, August 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. It was just the beginning…
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    No Shaftesbury Event Today

    on August 10, 2020
    Our virtual  Shaftesbury Society is taking a break. We’ll be back on Monday, August 17 with another great conversation.
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    Getting Back To Work: An Economic Recovery Playbook For North Carolina Cities

    Featuring Sabrina Bengel: Mayor Pro-Tem & Alderman For Ward One, City of New Bern / Emily Hamilton: Research Fellow & Director of the Urbanity Project, Mercatus Center / Greg Brooks: President, Better Cities Project / Jonathan Melton: At Large City Council Member, City of Raleigh / Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, John Locke Foundation
    on August 3, 2020
      North Carolina is home to roughly 500 cities, towns, and villages. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of them to varying degrees, placing enormous economic pressure…
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    Battleground North Carolina: Analyzing Election 2020

    Featuring Jonathan Felts: President, The Indie Group NC (a boutique public affairs firm) / Brad Crone: Principal, Campaign Connections / Anna Beavon Gravely: Executive Director, North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation / Mitch Kokai: Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
    on July 27, 2020
    If the video does not begin, please refresh your page. With less than 100 days until Election Day, politics could not be more turbulent. The decisions made…
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    Constituting America: Why Our Founding Principles Are Still Relevant Today

    Featuring Dakare Chatman: Student Ambassador, Constituting America / Tova Love Kaplan: National Youth Director, Constituting America / Cathy Gillespie: Co-President, Constituting America
    on July 20, 2020
    The statistics about Americans’ understanding of our country’s founding and fundamental principles are concerning. The latest Annenberg Civic Knowledge Survey showed that only 39% were able to…
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    The Green New Deal: Exposing The Left’s Radical, Job-Killing Plan

    Featuring Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart: Senior Fellow, John Locke Foundation / Kent Lassman: President and CEO, Competitive Enterprise Institute
    on July 13, 2020
    Among the Left’s radical agenda to transform American society into a progressive utopia is the Green New Deal. The plan would kill the fossil fuel industry, taking…
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    Carolina Rebound Virtual Town Hall: Education

    Featuring Marva Johnson: Group Vice President, State Government Affairs, Charter Communications’ Southern Region  / Dr. Olivia Holmes Oxendine: North Carolina State Board of Education / Sen. Deanna Ballard: North Carolina Senate / Dr. Terry Stoops: Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies
    on July 11, 2020
    COVID-19 has turned education on its head. Parents, out of necessity, have taken a more active, in-person role in making sure their kids have continued to learn.