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Anniversary Benefit Dinner: Don Devine
1:20:42
November 17, 2015
On Thursday, October 8, The Heartland Institute celebrated its 31st anniversary with a reception and dinner with speakers at The Cotillion, a fine banquet hall in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s featured speakers were author and scholar Dr. Angelo Codevilla and Illinois state Rep. Tom Morrison. In addition, we recognized Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service,” Dr. Donald J. Devine, with this year’s Heartland Liberty Prize.

1:20:42
November 17, 2015
On Thursday, October 8, The Heartland Institute celebrated its 31st anniversary with a reception and dinner with speakers at The Cotillion, a fine banquet hall in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s featured speakers were author and scholar Dr. Angelo Codevilla and Illinois state Rep. Tom Morrison. In addition, we recognized Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service,” Dr. Donald J. Devine, with this year’s Heartland Liberty Prize.
 
8:01:43
November 17, 2015
On Thursday, October 8, The Heartland Institute celebrated its 31st anniversary with a reception and dinner with speakers at The Cotillion, a fine banquet hall in Palatine, Illinois. This year’s featured speakers were author and scholar Dr. Angelo Codevilla and Illinois state Rep. Tom Morrison. In addition, we recognized Ronald Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service,” Dr. Donald J. Devine, with this year’s Heartland Liberty Prize.
 
2:05:30
October 29, 2015
The forth panel covers the question of whether to restore spending cuts or cut taxes to help encourage continued economic growth and how states are facing these budget and tax issues. Speaking on this panel are Wisconsin state Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Ozaukee County), Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Impact Chief Executive Officer David Bond, and Union Conservatives Executive Director Terry Bowman.
 
58:00
October 29, 2015
The second panel analyzes successes in states that are expanding school choice. It also looks at what some states are doing to fight back against increased federal control of education. Speaking on this panel are Illinois state Representative Jeanne Ives (R-DuPage County), Director of State Programs and Government Relations at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Michael Chartier, and Communications Director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Michael Novak.
 
2:35:35
October 29, 2015
The third panel analyzes emerging energy issues and what states can do to push back against an ever encroaching EPA. It also offers policy approaches that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Speaking on this panel are Ohio state Senator Troy Balderson (R-Morgan County), Strata Policy Executive Director Dr. Ryan Yonk, and Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James Taylor.
 
1:52:32
October 29, 2015
The first panel discusses the debate over the expansion of Medicaid, the future of Obamacare after the King vs Burwell decision, and how Certificate of Need laws are restricting competition amongst health care providers and driving up costs. Speaking on this panel are Missouri state Representative Diane Franklin (R-Camden County), American Dental Association’s Dr. Loren Feldner, and Research Director for the Foundation for Government Accountability Jonathan Ingram.
 
6:17:58
October 28, 2015
The Heartland Institute launched its “Constitutional Reform” project at the Marriott City Center in Dallas on Wednesday, August 26. Featured speakers included former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R ) and former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, as well as constitutional scholars and advocates of a number of constitutional amendment projects, and Heartland’s CEO Joseph Bast. The event marked the beginning of Heartland’s effort to help promote projects ranging from the Balanced Budget Amendment to a Convention of the States to Amend the Constitution.
 
3:50:27
October 28, 2015
Bruno Behrend, senior fellow for education policy at the Heartland Institute; Troy LaRaviere, Chicago Public School Principal and James Thindwa, community engagement coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers debated school choice.
 
1:12:39
August 14, 2015
On July 25, 1015, Bruno Behrend, Senior Fellow for Education Policy at the Heartland Institute, and Troy LaRaviere, Principal of Blaine Elementary School, offered their perspectives on “Public or private? What should be the future of public education in Chicago?” Behrend’s argument was clear: Large urban districts, the teachers unions, and the public school system itself, are willing to protect themselves with lobbying in Springfield and Washington, DC at the expense of the children. LaRaviere started explaining the difference between scientific data and the use of averages and overall data. He then espoused the virtues of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), quoting statistics and claiming CPS was outperforming charter schools in Chicago.
 
2:34:52
August 14, 2015
The second panel analyzes successes in states like Arizona and Nevada in expanding school choice. It also looks at what some states are doing to fight back against increased federal control of education. Speaking on this panel are Freedom Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Jami Lund, Nevada Policy Research Institute Communications Director Chantal Lovell, and Nevada State Senator Scott Hammond. Moderating this panel is Heartland Education Policy Expert Heather Kays.
 
2:30:19
August 14, 2015
The third panel analyzes emerging energy issues and what states can do to push back against an ever encroaching EPA. It also offers policy approaches that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Speaking on this panel are Washington Policy Center Environment Director Todd Myers, Heartland Institute Vice President of External Relations James Taylor, and Utah State Representative Ken Ivory. Moderating this panel is Lucy Burns Institute Energy Expert Kayla Harris.
 
2:00:58
August 14, 2015
The keynote address comes from Andrew Coulson, Senior Fellow of Education Policy at the Cato Institute. He discusses his study: “Comparing Public, Private, and Market Schools: The International Evidence and the book Market Education: The Unknown History”
 
 
 
 

Videos for 12 Climate Change Conferences

The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 12 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on March 23-24, 2017.

Videos from all 12 conferences can be viewed here.