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April 30 Policy Briefing Luncheon: Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review Institute

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

With the first of the Democratic Party caucuses done (Iowa and New Hampshire), U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described “democratic socialist,” is finding a great deal of support for his platform as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Why the growing fascination with socialism among U.S. voters? What’s the problem with socialism, in the United States, or anywhere?

Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and National Review Institute for “The Socialist Fantasy,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with keynote speaker Ramesh Ponnuru, NRI Senior Fellow, on Thursday, April 30, at the Georgian Club.

This event is open to the public. Registration is $35; register by Tuesday, April 28, online via Eventbrite.

About the Speaker:

Ramesh Ponnuru is a Senior Fellow at National Review Institute and a senior editor at National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for 20 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and he serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, the quarterly journal of conservative ideas. His articles are frequently published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. In 2015, he was included in the “Politico 50,” Politico’s list of “the thinkers, doers, and dreamers who really matter” in American politics.

In 2014, Ponnuru contributed to and (with Yuval Levin) edited the book, “Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and A Thriving Middle Class.” New York Times columnist David Brooks called the book “the most coherent and compelling policy agenda the American right has produced this century.” Ponnuru was subsequently featured in a New York Times magazine cover story about reform-minded conservatives. In 2013 he was a resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

Ponnuru is a regular speaker on policy, politics, and constitutionalism at the nation’s leading college campuses and law schools. He also appears regularly on television programs about public affairs. He is the author of a book on the sanctity of human life and American politics and of a monograph on Japanese industrial policy. Previously he has been a columnist for Time magazine and WashingtonPost.com. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and three children.

This event, which is open to the public, is $35 to attend and includes lunch. Registration is required; the deadline to register is Tuesday, April 28. Register at Eventbrite or send your check for $35 per attendee (memo: “Socialism Event”) to Georgia Public Policy Foundation, 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Questions? Email info@georgiapolicy.org or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050.

Media who wish to attend must contact Benita Dodd.

What: “The Socialist Fantasy,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
When: Noon, Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is a trusted, independent resource for voters and elected officials. The Foundation provides actionable solutions to real-lift problems by bringing people together. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf. The Foundation is ranked in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index as one of the “Best Independent Think Tanks.”


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