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Joseph Bast: Looking Back and Looking Ahead at The Heartland Institute's Triumphs and Prospects

January 3, 2018

Before his departure, Heartland Institute CEO Joe Bast discusses The Heartland Institute's history, it's accomplishments and what it hopes to achieve under new leadership.

Joseph Bast, CEO of The Heartland Institute, takes us through the founding and evolution of the Heartland Institute. Founded in 1984, Heartland is the foremost think tank for addressing a myriad of state policy issues and providing the bridge between state and federal issues.
In addition, Joe describes how and why The Heartland Institute took a leadership role in addressing climate science and discusses Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D. Heartland's new president, and what he thinks Heartland will be able to accomplish under Tim's leadership going forward.
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Joseph Bast is a Director and Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy. @JosephLBast