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John Stossel Keynotes Celebration of 25 Years of ‘Policy Over Politics’

November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

— The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Freedom Award is November 11, 2016, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.


John Stossel
John Stossel

The keynote speaker is television personality and author John Stossel, host of “Stossel,” a weekly program on Fox Business Network. Mr. Stossel, who joined Fox Business Network in 2009, also appears regularly on Fox News Channel (FNC) providing signature analysis. Before joining Fox, he co-anchored ABC’s, “20/20.”  

Dr. Michael Mescon
Dr. Michael Mescon

The Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award will be presented to Dr. Michael H. Mescon, called, “The Pied Piper of Private Enterprise,” by The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Mescon established and held the first-ever Chair of Private Enterprise, created at Georgia State University in 1963. Today, more than 200 such chairs exist.            

Previous Freedom Award recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Flowers Industries chairman emeritus William Flowers, former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy; Deen Day Smith, chair of the Cecil B. Day Investment Company; former Georgia Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller; former Southern Company president Bill Dahlberg, Medal of Honor recipient General Raymond G. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps; United States Senator Phil Gramm; Henry F. (Hank) McCamish, founder and chairman of the McCamish Group and founder of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and Rogers Wade, former President of the Foundation.

Maj. Carlos Morgan
Maj. Carlos Morgan

In honor of Veterans Day (November 11), the National Anthem will be performed by “The Singing Soldier,” U.S. Army Maj. Carlos W. Morgan (ret.), who spent 20 years in the U.S. Army before joining the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Maj. Morgan has performed for the Charlotte Hornets, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Gwinnett Braves, 100 Black Men of Charlotte and the Atlanta Falcons, among others.

The Celebration Dinner will be preceded by a cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person.

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.