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Annual Awards Gala 2019

When:
November 13 2019

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Capitalism vs. Socialism – Yaron Brook vs. Bhaskar Sunkara – University of Colorado, Denver

When:
September 19 2019

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Hong Kong Human Rights Forum

When:
September 18 2019

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On September 18, Independent Women's Forum Foreign Policy Fellow Claudia Rosett joins The Hong Kong Human Rights Forum as a featured speaker. The event will focus on support for Hong Kong in their struggle for freedom and human rights. The Forum will feature a diverse group of voices from Hong Kong including student leaders, journalists, social workers, and artists sharing their experiences of being on the frontline of the struggle for Hong Kong's freedom as well as American observers and Members of Congress.

A press conference will he held at the end of the Forum.

 


Cato Book Forum: Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool

When:
September 9 2019

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Featuring the author Emily Oster, Professor of Economics, Brown University; and Julie Gunlock, Director, Center for Progress and Innovation, Independent Women’s Forum; moderated by Chelsea Follett, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

Economist Emily Oster’s new book, Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, cuts through the alarmist rhetoric and fearmongering that surrounds modern-day parenting with a cool-headed look at the data. Oster’s book argues there is no single optimal set of child-rearing decisions. Rather, she applies economic thinking to help parents evaluate the available choices for themselves. She also shows that many widely held views and official government recommendations for parents are not backed up by evidence. Join us to hear Oster and Julie Gunlock discuss the ”dismal science”, statistical literacy, and how to make parenting decisions in the face of an alarmist parenting culture.


12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

 

 


Action Institute: A Symposium on Tech, New Media & Virtue

When:
September 6 2019

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Featuring keynote lecture by Independent Women's Forum senior fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley. 


Steamboat Institute: 11th Annual Freedom Conference & Festival

When:
August 23 2019

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Independent Women's Forum's Hadley Heath Manning, Kristin Shapiro, and Sara Carter confirmed speakers. 


Annual Awards Gala 2018

When:
November 14 2018

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Tyrants, Terrorists and Threats to the 21st Century World Order

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October 3 2018

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Does The Who Act in the Interest of Global Public Health? | Consumer Choice Center

When:
September 25 2018

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The Consumer Choice Center will host six media roundtables discussing the effectiveness of the World Health Organization (WHO) in September 2018.

We invite journalists, regulators, policy-makers, and civil society to join us for presentations on the WHO’s shortcomings in working towards better global public health and how the WHO actively blocks healthier technologies in the area of harm reduction.

Join us at our event in Washington, D.C. on September 25th at 12:00 PM at the National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Foreign Aid for Public Health and Clandestine Maneuvering: Insights from the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Yaël Ossowski, Journalist and Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice Center

Harm Reduction Policies Are Particularly Important for Women’s Health: Julie Gunlock, Director, Center for Progress and Innovation, Independent Women’s Forum

Behind the Times: The WHO, E-Cigarettes, and Tobacco Harm Reduction: Guy Bentley, Consumer Freedom Research Associate, Reason Foundation

IARC’s flawed decision-making process harms global health: Ross Marchand, Director of Policy, Taxpayers Protection Alliance.


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Business, Money & Power: The Economic Empowerment of Women with Rt. Honorable Liz Truss

When:
September 17 2018

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Join RightNOW!, the Women’s Democracy Network and Independent Women's Forum for a conversation with Rt. Honorable Liz Truss, Chief Secretary of the Treasury, the United Kingdom, to discuss Business, Money & Power: The economic empowerment of women.

DATE: Monday, September 17, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION: International Republican Institute (IRI), 1225 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 800, Washington D.C.

---Tea and snacks will be served.---

An economist by background, the Right Honorable Elizabeth Truss was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in June 2017 by Prime Minister Theresa May. Her role gives her responsibility for overseeing U.K. public expenditure labor market policy and welfare reform. A member of the Conservative Party, she was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2010 and has held several important government roles, including Education Minister, Environment Secretary, and Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.


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The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know to Prevent Abuse

When:
September 12 2018

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Opioid overdose claims 91 American lives each day.

What can parents and communities do to combat this crisis? How can we prevent loved ones from abusing opioids? What are the warning signs that someone may be in danger of addiction?

Join Independent Women's Forum for a breakfast discussion and hear from two leading experts in the field as we discuss ways to discourage opioid addiction and abuse.

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Addiction Policy Forum

Charmaine Yoest, Associate Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House

Breakfast will be served.

*This is considered a widely attended event*

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Your College Degree: Is It Worth What You Paid for It?

When:
September 11 2018

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College loan debt is a national crisis, some might say disgrace. Young people who were encouraged to take on serious debt at eighteen or nineteen are now asking: Was there a better way?

Join Independent Women's Forum for an all-star panel September 11 that will address the pressing issue of the cost of college. Are there solutions? Alternatives? Any reasons for optimism? And why is college so expensive?


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Women LEAD Summit

When:
May 9 2018

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Briefing: A New, Modern Approach to Parental Leave

When:
April 16 2018

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REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/briefing-a-new-modern-approach-to-parental-leave-tickets-44448036273


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The Price of Peace: Screening and Discussion

When:
March 22 2018

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Join us for a private screening and discussion of The Price of Peace hosted by Hoover Institution, Independent Women's Forum, and Free To Choose Network on March 22, 2018 at 5:30pm ET at Hoover Institution (1399 New York Avenue, NW #500, Washington, DC 20005) feauring Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel, Independent Women's Forum Foreign Policy Fellow Claudia Rosett, and Hoover Institution W. Glenn Cambell Research Fellow Kiron Skinner. 

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