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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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April 2014

April 10, 2014 | New York City
Center for Energy Policy and the Environment
Topic: Considering Social Responsibility
Panelists: Andrew Savitz, Principal, Sustainable Business Strategies; Luke Johnson, Chairman, Risk Capital Partners, LLP, Columnist, Financial Times
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

April 8, 2014 | New York City
Center for Energy Policy and the Environment
Topic: Mexico's Energy Liberalization: A New Player In North America's Boom?
Welcome Remarks: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute
Keynote Address: Michelle Foss, Chief Energy Economist, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
Panel Discussion: Luis Miguel Labardini, Partner, Marcos and Associates, Mexico City; Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, Manhattan Institute; Mariano Ornelas, Deputy General Counsel, Mexico's Ministry of Communication and Transportation
Moderator: Mary O'Grady, Editorial Board Member & Editor, The Wall Street Journal

April 1, 2014 | New York City
Center for the American University
Topic: The Coming Reformation of American Higher Ed
Speaker: Walter Russell Mead, Editor at Large, The American Interest, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, Bard College


March 2014

March 14, 2014 | New York City
Monetary Policy For Growth And Stability: Lessons From the Fed's First Century
Keynote Speaker: Martin Feldstein, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Session I: Bennett T. McCallum: "Fiscal vs. Monetary Demand Policy: Which will Dominate?"; Peter Ireland: "Shifting Perspectives on the Dual Mandate"; Mickey D. Levy: "Achieving Normalcy in Monetary Policy"; Gregory D. Hess: "The Return of Fine Tuning"
Session II: Charles W. Calomiris: "Reforming the Rules that Govern the Fed"; Michael D. Bordo: "Has the Fed Learned to be an Effective Lender of Last Resort in its First 100 Years?"; Marvin Goodfriend: "The Relevance of the Fed's Surplus Account for Current Policy"

March 11, 2014 | New York City
The Leading Edge: Big-Think Policy Ideas For America's Future
Panelists: Josh Barro, Yuval Levin, Megan McArdle, Avik Roy, Reihan Salam



March 6, 2014 | New York City
The William E. Simon Lecture on Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy
What Is Conservative Philanthropy?
Speaker: Michael Gerson, Columnist, Washington Post
Introduction: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Manhattan Institute

February 2014

February 6, 2014 | Washington D.C.
Economics 21 & The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business Book Forum
Title: Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton University Press, 2014)
Author: Prof. Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post

February 6, 2014 | New York City
Center For Legal Policy Book Forum
Title: The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest For Limited Government
Author: Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law & Director, Classical Liberal Institute, NYU School of Law Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution Visiting Scholar, Manhattan Institute
Moderator: James R. Copland, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Legal Policy

January 2014

January 31, 2014 | New York City
2013 Urban Innovator Award
Honoring: Christopher Cerf, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Education
Introductory Remarks: Joel Klein, Executive Vice Chairman, News Corporation
Welcoming Remarks: Charles Sahm, Deputy Director, Center for State and Local Leadership

January 23, 2014 | New York City
Center For Legal Policy & Center For Class Action Fairness Forum
Speaker: Theodore H. Frank, Founder and President, Center for Class Action Fairness, Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy
Comments By: Lester Brickman, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University; Visiting Scholar, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy; Robert E. Norton II, Vice President, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation; Former Assistant General Counsel, Chrysler
Moderated By: James R. Copland, Director and Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy

January 22, 2014 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Author: Fred Siegel, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Title: The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined The Middle Class (Encounter Books, 2014
Introduction: Introduction by Ben Smith, Buzzfeed

January 9, 2014 | New York City
Center for the American University Forum
Author: Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Law Professor, University of Tennessee, Blogger (Instapundit)
Title: How the Information Age Will Save American Education From Itself (Encounter Books, 2013
Introduction: John Leo, Editor, Minding the Campus, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute




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