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The Manhattan Institute regularly hosts forums in New York City and Washington, DC for policy makers, business people, researchers and journalists. The following is a listing of recent Manhattan Institute conferences and luncheons. Select events are transcribed or video taped and those are available to the general public here on the website.

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July 2015

July 14, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, (Encounter Books, 2015)
Author: James Piereson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, President, William E. Simon Foundation

June 2015

June 25, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, (The Independent Institute, 2015)
Author: John Goodman, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research

June 24, 2015 | New York City
The Wilson Lecture
Topic: Spending Better, Not More: Toward a 21st Century Infrastructure Agenda
Featuring: Edward L. Glaeser, Professor of Economics & Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University, Director, The Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

June 18, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Lunch Lecture
Topic: America's Shale Revolution: Beginning of the End—or End of the Beginning?
Author: Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

June 16, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Popular Economics: What The Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and Lebron James Can Teach You About Economics, (Regnery Publishing, 2015)
Author: John Tamny, Editor, RealClearMarkets

June 2, 2015 | New York City
11th Annual Hayek Lecture
Title: The Forgotten Depression 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself, (Simon & Schuster, 2014)
Author: James Grant

May 2015

May 20, 2015 | New York City
Disinherited: How Washigton Is Betraying America's Young
Authors: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Director, Economics21 and Jared Meyer, Fellow, Manhattan Institute

May 15, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Conference
Topic: New York's Next Health Care Revolution: How Employers Can Help Empower Patients and Consumers
Panel I: Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Author:David Goldhill, CEO, Game Show Network;
Title: Catastrophic Care: Why Everything We Think We Know About Health Care Is Wrong
James Knickman, President & CEO, New York State Health Foundation
Panel I: Diagnosing New York's Underlying Problems —And Opportunities
Moderator: Reihan Salam, Executive Editor, National Review
Joseph Antos, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Leah Binder, President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group, Laurel Pickering, Executive Director, Northeast Business Group on Health; Peter Ward, President, New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Panel II: The Future of Health Care in New York: Personal, Digital, Affordable
Moderator: Paul Howard, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Medical Progress, Manhattan Institute
Eran Bellin, Vice President, Clinical IT Research and Development, Montefiore IT; Shari Coulter Ford, Senior Vice President, Partnership for NYC; Robin Gelburd, President, FAIR Health Inc.; Mario Schlosser , CEO, Oscar Health Insurance; David Whitlinger, Executive Director, New York eHealth Collaborative
Moderator: E.J. McMahon, President, Empire Center for Public Policy
Hon. Richard Gottfried, NYS Assembly Member, Chair, Committee on Health; Hon. Kemp Hannon, NYS Senator, Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Health
Panel III: Private Employers: Pioneers On The Health Care Frontier
Moderator: David Sandman, Senior Vice President, New York State Health Foundation
Steve First, Vice President, Global Benefits, Pfizer; Robert Moffit, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation; William Winkenwerder, Jr., Chairman, Winkenwerder Strategies; Former President and CEO, Highmark, Inc.; Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (2001-07)

May 11, 2015 | New York City
The Fourteenth Annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner
Honoring: George Kelling, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Co-Author, Broken Windows Policing and Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO, Success Academy Charter Schools

May 5, 2015 | Washington, D.C.
Manhattan Institute Symposium
Topic: Prospects For Black America: The Moynihan Report Turns 50
Panel I: Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community
Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute; John McWhorter, Contributing Editor, City Journal, Professor of American Studies, Columbia University
Moderator: The Honorable Judge William Kuntz, Eastern District of N.Y.
Panel II: A Path Forward on Education Reform
Craig Frisby, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Missouri; Kevin Chavous, Executive Counsel, American Federation of Children
Moderator: Hugh Price, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Panel III: Restoring the Family
Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Bob Woodson, President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics, Brown University
Moderator: Kay Hymowitz, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Concluding Discussion:
Jason Riley, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Columnist, The Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News Contributor

April 2015

April 20, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Luncheon Conversation
Topic: Great Britain's 2015 General Election and the Politics of Climate
Speaker: Nigel Lawson, The Rt. Hon. the Lord Lawson of Blaby, Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer
In Conversation With: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

April 13, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Admirable Invasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality, (Encounter Books, 2015)
Author: Theodore Dalrymple, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal

March 2015

March 27, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute and University of California, San Francisco Conference
Topic: Data and Technology: Keys to Precision Medicine and 21st Century Cures
Panelists: Atul Butte, Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF; Mark Fishman, President, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Jonathan Hirsch, Founder & President, Syapse; Jeff Huber, Senior Vice President, Google X; Maynard Olson, Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; Harold Paz, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna; Jennifer Puck, Professor, Departments of Immunology and Pediatrics, UCSF; Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSF; Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
Moderator: Michael Krasny, Host, KQED's Forum

March 20, 2015 | New York City
Shadow Open Market Committee
Topic: Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
Keynote Speaker: John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University, George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution
Moderator: Peter Ireland, Boston College
Panelists: Mickey Levy, Blenheim Capital Management; Sustainable Growth Momentum; Michael Bordo, Rutgers University; U.S. Inflation Is Not Too Low
SOMC Policy Statement, Normalizing Monetary Policy
Moderator: Athanasios Orphanides, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists: Charles Calomiris, Columbia University and Peter Ireland, Boston College; Guidelines for Policymaking and Communication During Normalization; Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Mellon University; The Influence of the Taylor Rule
Moderator: Athanasios Orphanides, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University; The Fed Should Fix the Interest on Reserves Floor
Keynote Address: John B. Taylor, Stanford University and Hoover Institution

March 12, 2015 | New York City
Center for State and Local Leadership Breakfast Forum
Topic: Are NYC Charter Schools Doing All They Can To Serve the Neediest Students?
Opening: Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Panelists: Seth Andrew, Founder, Democracy Prep Public Schools and Democracy Builders; James Merriman, President, New York City Charter School Center; Ian Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, Public Prep; Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Moderator: Josh Greenman, Opinion Editor, Daily News

February 2015

February 26, 2015 | New York City
William E. Simon Forum on Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship
Topic: Building an Organization Outside Government
Speaker: Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar, and Founder The Mission Continues
In Coversation With: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy; Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Manhattan Institute

February 11, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Luncheon Forum
Topic: Renewal in the American University, How Academic Centers Restore the Spirit of Inquiry
Participants: Bradford P. Wilson, Executive Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Jay Schalin , Director of Policy Analysis, John William Pope Center For Higher Education Policy; James Piereson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, President, William E. Simon Foundation
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

January 2015

January 21, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: What Adam Smith Knew, An Adam Smith Society Reader, (Encounter Books, 2015)
Author: James Otteson, Wake Forest University

January 13, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: America In Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, (Sentinel, 2015)
Author: Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

January 7, 2015 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Government Against Itself: Public Union Power And Its Consequences, (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Author: Daniel DiSalvo, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Assistant Professor, City College




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