February 16, 2005
by Bradley Center
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., breakfast served at 8:00 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037
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Many think the key to success for conservative philanthropy is its willingness to give imaginatively and consistently, and according to a larger, coherent vision of public policy. But what is the conservative vision for American today? And how can philanthropy best promote it?
On February 16, 2005, Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal brought together twenty one prominent conservative thinkers, writers, and philanthropists to discuss these essential questions. The day’s keynote address was given by White House Director of Strategic Initiatives Peter Wehner. Nearly 150 invited guests attended the event.
Amy Kass served as moderator of the discussion, and began by pointing out the multiplicity of views evident in the papers prepared for the discussion. Kass was also struck by the radical nature of some of the proposals: "Roll back the Progressive era." "Topple the educational blob." "Seize control of the next generation of wealth." She wondered—and posed to the panelists the question Jim Piereson asked in his essay: "What really are you and your institutions working to conserve?" This was the topic of the first panel. The second, panel, with much the same group around the table, addressed the question of how philanthropy can enact a conservative vision. Finally, a keynote address was given by Peter Wehner, director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives, on "President Bush's Governing Philosophy."
Introduction by William Schambra, Hudson Institute
Panel Discussion: What is the Conservative Vision for America Today?
Amy Kass (moderator), Hudson Institute
Panel Discussion Continues: What can philanthropy do to realize a conservative vision?
Amy Kass (moderator), Hudson Institute
Luncheon and Keynote Speech, "President Bush's Governing Philosophy"
Introduction by Herb London, Hudson Institute
Keynote speech by Peter Wehner, The White House
Stuart Butler, The Heritage Foundation
Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity
Michael Cromartie, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Barbara Elliott, Center for Renewal
Pete du Pont, Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
Steven Hayward, American Enterprise Institute
Roger Hertog, Manhattan Institute
Heather Higgins, Randolph Foundation
Peb Jackson, Saddleback Church
Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Leon Kass, American Enterprise Institute
David Keene, American Conservative Union
William Kristol, The Weekly Standard
Leonard Leo, The Federalist Society
Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute
Scott McConnell, The American Conservative
Stephen Moore, Free Enterprise Fund
Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
James Piereson, John M. Olin Foundation
Robert Woodson, Sr., Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
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The Bradley Symposium is an annual discussion convened by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center. Information and documents from all Bradley Symposia can be accessed via the Bradley Center's description page - click here. To request further information on these events or the Bradley Center, please contact Hudson Institute at (202) 974-2424 or e-mail Kristen at email@example.com.
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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