Events

A Delicate Balance: Liberty & Security in National Crises

Date: January 08, 2021
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. PDT

The past year has introduced many “firsts”: mask mandates, virtual schooling, shuttered businesses, and more. It will likely be years before we truly understand the total benefits—and the human and economic costs—of government responses to the coronavirus. Emergencies—like a global pandemic—can certainly justify emergency actions. Bu …

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Policy Summit on the Future of CON Laws

Date: January 12, 2021
Location: Virtual
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PST

For years, policy leaders across the country have been fighting to remove Certificate-of-Need laws: anti-competitive policies that restrict the supply of healthcare by requiring providers to prove that their service is “needed,” and allowing existing providers—their competitors—to weigh in on that decision. During COVID-19, many states suspende …

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Was 2020 A Turning Point for Identity Politics?

Date: January 15, 2021
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST

2020 has been a year of racial strife in America. Protests over police brutality toward minorities and the rising popularity of identity politics seek to establish race as a core tenet of American identity and political power. Yet, at the same time, the Supreme Court will consider Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard—the landmark ca …

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Coming Together or Breaking Apart: The Case Against Cancel Culture

Date: January 22, 2021
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST

Freedom of speech is a core value in American society. It’s no mistake that it is protected by the First Amendment to our constitution. Both our intellectual and economic lives depend on the exchange of ideas and information. Yet today, individuals on both sides of the aisle are calling for the “cancelling” and “de-platforming”—the …

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Our Path Forward: Reviving America After a Year of Chaos

Date: January 29, 2020
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. PST to 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST

2020 was a difficult year. Around the world, we saw governments buckle under the weight of a pandemic, and communities and institutions struggled to meet the demands of the crisis.

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