1,200 friends of Washington Policy Center packed the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue last week to hear renowned columnist Charles Krauthammer and honor State Auditor Brian Sonntag at WPC's Annual Dinner. 200 joined the event at the Lincoln Center in Spokane via live hi-def simulcast.
Co-sponsored by the Reason Foundation, Washington Policy Center, Pacific Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Competitive Enterprise Institute and others, this conference features dozens of distinguished speakers and tackles critical issues affecting you and your state. Michael Ennis, WPC's Transportation Center Director, will be speaking at the conference. Click here for the draft agenda. The American Dream is still possible, and cities of the future can be built on the foundation of freedom! If you're looking for market-oriented solutions to these and other urban problems, this is the conference for you!
Washington Policy Center is co-sponsoring this all-day conference for 250 attendees featuring speakers and panel discussions in which nationally recognized experts will look into the future of Business, Politics, and Technology. Carl Gipson, WPC's Small Business Center and Tech/Telecom Project Director, will be moderating a panel at the conference. Please join us!
WPC Eastern Washington director Chris Cargill speaks to the Kennewick Rotary Club on August 18th in Kennewick. Members heard about transparency issues that clouded the latest legislative sessions, and WPC’s recommendations on a constitutional amendment to fix the problem.
WPC Eastern Washington director Chris Cargill spoke to members of the Leavenworth Rotary on Friday, August 13th. Education and state budget issues consumed a majority of the conversation. More than two dozen Rotary members attended the meeting.
The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future, with Arthur Brooks
In The Battle, Brooks outlines a new culture war – not the old struggle over guns or abortion or religion, but over two competing visions of America. In one, America continues as a unique and exceptional nation organized around the principles of free enterprise. In the other, America moves toward a European-style social democracy characterized by increasing bureaucracies, income redistribution, and government control of corporations. These two visions of America are not reconcilable. They represent the starkest of choices for the American people.
July 29, 2010
The Westin Seattle
Roger A. Pielke, Jr. has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado since 2001 and is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES, Roger served as the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research from 2001-2007. Roger's research focuses on the intersection of science and technology and decision making.
This hosted event offered a unique opportunity to hear from Philip K. Howard, an advisor on legal and regulatory reform, including various 2008 presidential hopefuls. In addition to writing periodically for The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The New York Times, Howard is the author of Life Without Lawyers, The Death of Common Sense, and The Collapse of the Common Good. At the luncheon, he discussed how America is losing its grip on one of the core principles of its culture – individual responsibility.
WPC hosted it's 8th Annual Health Care Conference, Featuring Keynote Speakers Harvard Business School Professor Regina Herzlinger and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.
Rob McKenna is serving his second term as Washington's 17th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and nearly 700 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, boards and commissions.
WPC hosted special receptions to wrap-up of the 2010 Legislative Session for supporters and those interested in learning more about WPC's work. WPC’s president and research center directors gave reviews of their work during Session, including presentations on the state budget, taxes, health care, education, transportation, and the environment.