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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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December 2008

December 16, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Forum
Topic: Federal Preemption of State Tort Law
Speaker: Richard Epstein, Visiting Scholar, Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago, Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

December 12, 2008 | New York City
Center for Medical Progress Forum
Topic: From the Broad Brush to the Fine Point: How to Enable Personalized Medicine
Speaker: Sidney Taurel, Chairman and Former CEO, Eli Lilly and Company

December 9, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: The Pickens Plan for America's Energy Future
Speaker: T. Boone Pickens, CEO, BP Capital, LLC
Introductory Remarks: Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Discussant: J. P. Donlon, Editor, Chief Executive
EVENT VIDEO

December 2, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Forum
Topic: Greater Justice, Lower Cost: How a Loser Pays Rule Would Improve the American Legal System
Speaker: Marie Gryphon, Senior Fellow, Center for Legal Policy
Keynote: John Stossel, ABC News Correspondent, 20/20
EVENT VIDEO:
Report Presentation |  Panel Discussion |  Keynote Address

November 2008

November 19, 2008 | New York City
Center for the American University Forum
Topic: Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education, 3rd Edition
Speaker: Roger Kimball, President and Publisher, Encounter Books, Co-Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion
Introductory Remarks: Dr. James Piereson President, William E. Simon Foundation, Inc.

November 13, 2008 | Federal Hall National Memorial, New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Speaker: President George W. Bush
Introductory Remarks: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute

November 11, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation Forum
Topic: Grading New York City's Schools
Presentation: Marcus A. Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Panelists: Jonah E. Rockoff, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; James S. Liebman, Chief Accountability Officer, Department of Education; Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Phil Vaccaro, Director of Performance Reporting, Office of Accountability, New York City Department of Education
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Public Policy Research, Director, Manhattan Institute's Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
EVENT VIDEO

October 2008

October 27, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation 2008 Social Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner
Master of Ceremonies: Howard Husock, Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Manhattan Institute, Vice President, Programs, Manhattan Institute

October 24, 2008 | New York City
Center for Medical Progress Forum
Speaker: Paul A. Offit, M.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Author of: Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure (Columbia University Press, 2008)
Introduction: Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., Senior Epidemiologist, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

October 23, 2008 | New York City
The Fourth Annual Hayek Lecture
Topic: Hayek vs. the Development Experts
Speaker: William Easterly, Author of: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Introduction: Mary O'Grady, The Wall Street Journal

October 22, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: Market Meltdown: New York's Financial Crisis
Panel One: Taking Stock: How We Got Here
Speakers: David Malpass, President, Encima Global LLC; Amity Shlaes, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Gordon Crovitz, "Information Age" Columnist & Former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal, Moderator

Panel Two: Red To Black: Balancing New York's Books
Speakers: John Cape, Senior Managing Consultant, The PFM Group; Former New York State Budget Director (2004-06); Nicole Gelinas, Contributing Editor, City Journal; E.J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy; Adam Brodsky, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, New York Post, Moderator

Panel Three: Seeding The Big Apple: Reinventing New York's Economy
Edward L. Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Kevin Ryan, Founder, AlleyCorp., Founder, Double Click; Julia Vitullo-Martin, Director, Center for Rethinking Development; Jason Bram, Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Microeconomic and Regional Studies Function; Steve Malanga, Senior Editor, City Journal, Moderator

Luncheon Keynote: Carl Schramm, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Panel One | Panel Two | Panel Three | Luncheon Keynote

October 21, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Forum
Topic: The Employee Free Choice Act: Free Choice or No Choice for Workers?
Speaker: Richard A. Epstein, Visiting Scholar, Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago, Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Introduction: Marie Gryphon, Senior Fellow, Center for Legal Policy

October 16, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Wriston Lecture
Topic: Judging in a Government by Consent
Speaker: The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Introduction: Paul E. Singer, Chairman, Manhattan Institute
EVENT VIDEO

October 14, 2008 | Washington, D.C.
Center for Energy Policy and the Environment Conference
Topic: The Case for a National Electric Grid
Introductory Remarks: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Report Presentation: Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, The Million-Volt Answer to Oil

Panel Discussion: Creating an Efficient National Electric Grid: Potential and Challenges
Panelists: Ashley Brown, Executive Director, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Nick Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Power Pool; Ashok Gupta, Air and Energy Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council; Joseph Kellinger, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Moderator: Steven F. Hayward, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Keynote Address: The Honorable George E. Pataki
Introduction: Lawernce Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
EVENT VIDEO

October 8, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation
The Urban Innovator Award Luncheon
Honoring: Mitch Daniels, Governor, State of Indiana
Introductory Remarks: Stephen Goldsmith, Chairman, Corporation for National and Community Service Chairman Emeritus, Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation

October 6, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Speaker: Brian C. Anderson, Editor, City Journal, Co-Author (With Adam Thierer) of: A Manifesto for Media Freedom
Introductory Remarks: James Taranto, Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal Editor, OpinionJournal.com

October 2, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: The Private Role in Public Infrastructure
Opening Remarks: José A. Gómez-Ibáñez, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University

Panel Discussion I: Role of Private Capital in Public Infrastructure Projects
Panelists: John H. Foote, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
John Ma, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
William G. Reinhard, Editor/Publisher, Public Works Financing
E. S. Savas, Presidential Professor, Baruch College
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Panel Discussion II: Case Studies
Panelists: Samara Barend, Executive Director (Designate), Commission on State Asset Maximization, State of New York
Roy Kienitz, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
E. J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy
John Schmidt, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Luncheon Keynote: The Honorable Mary E. Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
Opening Remarks | Panel One | Panel Two | Luncheon Keynote
Opening Remarks | Panel One | Panel Two | Luncheon Keynote
Opening Remarks | Panel One | Panel Two |

September 2008

September 23, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Lecture
Topic: Can Genes Explain Our Politics
Speaker: James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
Introductory Remarks: Arthur C. Brooks, President Designate, American Enterprise Institute
EVENT VIDEO Click here to watch video

September 18, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Speaker: Charles Murray, author of Real Education:Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
Introductory Remarks: James Piereson President, William E. Simon Foundation, Inc.

September 17, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: High-Stakes Taxing: New York's Economic and Fiscal Prospects Under the Next President's Federal Tax Agenda
Introduction: Steven Malanga, Senior Editor, City Journal
Panelists: E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies, Manhattan Institute, Robert Carroll, Vice President for Economic Policy, Tax Foundation, Stephen Kagann, Economist, David Malpass, President, Encima Global LLC
Moderator: Nicole Gelinas, Contributing Editor, City Journal

September 16, 2008 | New York City
City Journal Forum
Topic: Not With a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline
Author: Theodore Dalrymple, Contributing Editor, City Journal
Introduction: Brian C. Anderson, Editor, City Journal

September 4, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Book Forum
Topic: Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property
Author: Richard A. Epstein, Visiting Scholar, Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

July 2008

July 24, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Forum and U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Forum
Topic: Securities Class Action Litigation: The Problem, Its Impact and the Path to Reform
Speakers: Lisa A. Rickard, President, Institute for Legal Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Panelists: Cheryl L. Evans, Special Counsel, Institute for Legal Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Alyssa Kelman, Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase; Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; Adam C. Pritchard, Professor, University of Michigan Law School
Keynote Address: Hal S. Scott, Director, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, Nomura Professor and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
Panel | Keynote Address
Panel | Keynote Address

July 15, 2008 | New York City
Center for Legal Policy Forum Forum
Topic: The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radicallly Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
Speaker: Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, William H. Mellor, President & General Counsel, Institute for Justice
Introduction: Abigail Thernstrom, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

July 9, 2008 | New York City
Center for Rethinking Development Discussion
Topic: Construction Costs Through the Roof: What New York Can Do
Presenter: Rosemary Scanlon, Consultant in Urban and Regional Economics, Associate Professor of Economics, Real Estate Institute, New York University
Panelists: Mark E. Ginsberg, Partner, Curtis+Ginsberg Architects, Michael D. Lappin, President & CEO, Community Preservation Corporation, Barry B. LePatner, Partner, LePatner & Associates
Moderator: Hope Cohen, Deputy Director, Center for Rethinking Development
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July 1, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: America's Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion
Speaker: Herbert I. London, President, Hudson Institute
Introduction: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute

June 2008

June 24, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Symposium
Topic: Federal Shield Law
Speakers: Judith Miller, Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan Institute Contributing Editor, City Journal, Gabriel Schoenfeld, Senior Editor, Commentary
Moderator: George Freeman, Assistant General Counsel, The New York Times

June 23, 2008 | Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Center for Medical Progress Briefing
Topic: "The FDA and PDFUA: Timely Review or Unsafe Approval?"
Speakers: Tomas Philipson, University of Chicago, Theresa Mullin, Food and Drug Administration
Moderator: Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress

June 19, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Topic: The Legacy of Walter Wriston
Introduction: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
Opening Remarks: William R. Rhodes Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Citibank & Citicorp Holdings Inc.; Senior Vice Chairman, Citi
Panelists: Stephen W. Bosworth Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, George Gilder, Chairman, Gilder Publishing, LLC; Chairman, Gilder Fund Management, LLC; Host, Gilder Telecosm Forum
Moderator: Steven Malanga, Senior Editor, City Journal Columnist, RealClearMarkets.com
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June 17, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America
Author: John McWhorter, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

May 2008

May 29, 2008 | New York City
Center for American University Forum
Title: Education's End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Speaker: Anthony T. Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

May 22, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation Forum
Title: Newark: The Future Is Happening Here
Speaker: Hon. Cory A. Booker, Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey
Introductory Remarks: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
EVENT VIDEO

May 21, 2008 | New York City
City Journal Forum
Title: Gross National Happiness
Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks, Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy, Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
Introductory Remarks: Brian C. Anderson, Editor, City Journal

May 14, 2008 | New York City
Center for Policing Terrorism Forum
Title: Crush The Cell: How to Defeat Terrorism Without Terrorizing Ourselves (Random House, 2008)
Speaker: Michael A. Sheehan, Security Consultant; Former Deputy Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, New York Police Department
Introductory Remarks: R.P. Eddy, Senior Fellow & Executive Director, Center for Policing Terrorism

May 13, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation Forum
Topic: Are New Immigrants Assimilating?
Keynote: Jacob L. Vigdor, Author, Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in the United States

Panel I: Contemporary Immigrant Assimilation in an Historical Context
Panelists: Stephen Thernstrom, Winthrop Professor of History, Harvard University; Editor, Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Harvard University Press, 1965); Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology, Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York; Co-author, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press, 2008); Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics, New York University
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

Panel II: Policy and Political Implications
Panelists: Michael Barone, Senior Writer, U.S. News and World Report; Alan Ehrenhalt, Editor, Governing Magazine; Jason Riley, Member, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, Author, Let Them In (Gotham Books, 2008)
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

May 6, 2008 | New York City
MI Symposium
Speakers: Robert Z. Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Jared Bernstein, Director, Living Standards Program, Economic Policy Institute, Author of All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy
Moderator: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

April 2008

April 29, 2008 | New York City
Center for Medical Progress Forum
Topic: Bridging the Gap: Affordable Health Care for New York's Uninsured

Panel One: Revitalizing Individual Insurance Markets in New York
Speakers: David Hyman, Richard and Marie Corman Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois; Gary Lauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, eHealthInsurance; Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director, Working Today; Sherry Glied, Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Moderator: Tarren Bragdon, Adjunct Fellow, Center for Medical Progress

Panel Two: Innovative Services in Health Care Markets
Speakers: Web Golinkin, President, Convenient Care Association; Chief Executive Officer, RediClinic; Kevin Kelleher, Co-Founder, Executive Healthcare Services; Jim Frogue, Project Director, Center for Health Transformation; Jim Ward, President, Patient Advocates
Moderator: Paul Howard, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Medical Progress

Keynote Address: Regina E. Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Administration, Harvard Business School; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Author, Who Killed Health Care? (McGraw-Hill, 2007)

April 22, 2008 | New York City
Eighth Annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner
Honoring: The Honorable Herman Badillo, Former U.S. Congressman, Deputy Mayor of New York City, and Bronx Borough President & Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Introduction: Rudolph Giuliani, Henry Kissinger

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April 21, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Speaker: Vice President Dick Cheney
Introduction: Lawrence J. Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
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April 17, 2008 | New York City
City Journal Book Forum
Title: The Empire of Lies: The Truth About China In the Twenty-First Century
Author: Guy Sorman, Contributing Editor, City Journal
Introduction: Brian C. Anderson, Editor, City Journal

April 10, 2008 | New York City
Center for Energy and Environment Forum
Title: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Speaker: Bjorn Lomborg, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Introduction: Max Schulz, Senior Fellow, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment
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April 8, 2008 | New York City
Center for Policing Terrorism Forum
Title: First Preventers: Policing After 9/11
Welcome: Dr. Richard Brake, Director, University Stewardship & the Culture of Enterprise Initiative, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Tim Connors, Director, Center for Policing Terrorism, Manhattan Institute

Panel 1: Homegrown Terror Threat
R. P. Eddy, Senior Fellow, Center for Policing Terrorism, Manhattan Institute

Panel 2: Radicalization in the West
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Vice President of Research, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy and author of My Year In Radical Islam, Madeleine Gruen, Author of multiple analytical articles on radicalization and radical organizations, and Former Terrorism Analyst, New York Police Department (NYPD)

Panel 3: Hezbollah Criminal Activities in the U.S.
Bob Fromme, Retired Law Enforcement Officer, Iredell County, North Carolina

Panel 4: Intelligence-Led Policing
Ray Guidetti, Intelligence Manager, Analysis Element, New Jersey Regional Operations & Intelligence Center (ROIC)
    Topic: The Moussaoui Investigation and State Fusion Centers
Pete Modafferi, Chief of Detectives, Rockland County District Attorney’s Office
    Topic: Intelligence at the Local Level
Frank Rodgers, Lieutenent Colonel Retired, New Jersey State Police
    Topic: Reorganizing the Investigations Branch of the New Jersey State Police after 9/11

Lessons Learned From New York and Los Angeles
Speaker: Judith Miller, Contributing Editor, City Journal

April 7, 2008 | New York City
Center for American University Forum
Title: Unclassical Education
Speaker: Victor Davis Hanson, Martin and Ilie Anderson Senior Fellow, Classics and Military History, The Hoover Institution
Introduction: James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation

April 4, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute and National Review Institute Forum
Title: William F. Buckley Jr. A Continuing Impact
Speakers: Richard Lowry, George Will, Roger Kimball, Charles Kesler
Moderator: Jay Nordlinger
Introduction: Myron Magnet

March 2008

March 25, 2008 | New York City
Center for Civic Innovation Forum
Title: Can Mayoral Control Fix Broken Urban School Districts?
Keynote: Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, Department of Education, New York City

Panel Discussion I: Lessons from Other Cities
Panelists: Thomas Payzant, Former Superintendent, Boston Public Schools; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools; Paul G. Vallas, Superintendent, Recovery School District, New Orleans; Kenneth K. Wong, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy, Director, Urban Education Policy Program, Brown University
Moderator: Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Panel Discussion II: Mayoral Control Reauthorization in New York City
Panelists: David C. Bloomfield, Associate Professor & Program Head, Educational Leadership, Brooklyn College; Seymour Fliegel, President, Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association; Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University; Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform
Moderator: David M. Steiner, Klara & Larry Silverstein Dean, School of Education, Hunter College, CUNY
Click here to watch video Intro | Panel I | Panel II

March 20, 2008 | New York City
Center for Rethinking Development Forum
Title: The Future of Public Housing: Two Models, Atlanta & New York
Speakers: Renee Glover, CEO & Executive Director, Atlanta Housing Authority, Douglas Apple, General Manager, New York City Housing Authority
Commentator: Thomas D. Boston, Professor of Economics, Georgia Tech
Moderator: Julia Vitullo-Martin, Director, Center for Rethinking Development

March 18, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again
Speaker: David Frum Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Introduction: Rich Lowry, Editor, National Review

March 6, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: The Politics of Freedom: Taking on the Left, the Right, and Threats to Our Liberties
Speaker: David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
Introduction: Howard Husock, Vice President, Policy Research, Manhattan Institute

March 4, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Forum
Title: Waging Counterinsurgency: From Baghdad to the Beltway
Speaker: Peter B. Hegseth, Executive Director, Vets for Freedom
Introduction: Timothy Connors, Director, Center for Policing Terrorism

February 2008

February 28, 2008 | New York City
Manhattan Institute Book Forum
Title: Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik
Author: Chester E. Finn, Jr., President, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Introduction: Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education, New York University, Historian and Author, Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform

February 6, 2008 | New York City
Center for American University Forum
Title: The Death of the Public University and Why It Is Time for a New Model
Introduction: David DesRosiers, Senior Fellow, Center for the American University
Speaker: Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

January 2008

January 30, 2008 | New York City
Center for Race and Ethnicity Forum
Title: Ending the Era of Race Preferences
Introduction: Harry Stein, Contributing Editor, City Journal
Speaker: Ward Connerly, President, American Civil Rights Institute

January 28, 2008 | New York City
Center for Medical Progress Forum
Title: An American Cure: Reforming Health Care by Empowering Consumers and Promoting Innovation
Introduction: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
Speaker: United States Senator Tom A. Coburn, M.D. State of Oklahoma

January 17, 2008 | Los Angeles, CA
Manhattan Institute Forum
Title: Policing Skid Row: Is the Safer Cities Initiative the Right Approach?
Introduction: James Q. Wilson, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

Panel One: Saving Skid Row from Squalor, or Criminalizing Homelessness? Speakers: Heather Mac Donald, Contributing Editor, City Journal, Andrew Smith, Commander, Los Angeles Police Department, Mark A. R. Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA School of Public Affairs, Carol Wilkins, Director, Intergovernmental Policy, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Moderator: Brian T. Kennedy, President, Claremont Institute

Panel Two: Lessons of Skid Row: Implications for Public Space and Order
Speakers: George Kelling, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Gretchen Dykstra, Former President, Times Square Business Improvement District
Estela Lopez, Executive Director, Central City East Association
Torie Osborn, Senior Advisor to Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
Moderator: Brian T. Kennedy, President, Claremont Institute
Keynote Address: William J. Bratton, Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department
Click here to download MP3 file Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V
Click here to download MP4 file Introduction | Panel I | Panel II | Keynote Address

January 16, 2008 | New York City
Center for Medical Progress Forum
Title: Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases (HarperCollins Publishers, 2007)
Author: Paul A. Offit, M.D., Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Vaccine Education Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Co-inventor, RotaTeq vaccine

January 10, 2008 | New York City
Center for Race and Ethnicity Book Forum
Title: A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama And Why He Can't Win
Author: Shelby Steele, Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Introduction: Jason L. Riley, Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal

 

 

   
 
 

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