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Friday, July 10 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
DEBATE "The Middle East: Are We on the Road to Barbarism?" George Gilder, Ziad Abdelnour, Steven Goldberg, Jon Utley; Grover Norquist, mod.
DEBATE - "The Middle East: Are We on the Road to Barbarism?"
George Gilder, Ziad Abdelnour, Steven Goldberg, Jon Utley, Grover Norquist (mod)

Moderators
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Grover Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform
Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income, one time at one rate. Norquist chairs the Washington, DC - based “Wednesday Meeting,” a weekly gathering of... Read More →

Speakers
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Ziad Abdelnour

CEO, Blackhawk Partners, Inc./Financial Policy Council
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street investor and financier, author, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, oil & gas trader and president & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a New York-based private-equity “family office” that focuses on management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups, and growth capital financing in the US and emerging markets.  He is... Read More →
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George Gilder

Co-founder, Discovery Institute
George Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, Republican Party activist, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan Administration and made him President Reagan's most quoted living author. In 2013 he... Read More →
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Steven Goldberg

Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Steven Goldberg is a partner in the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. His specialty is business litigation. He is a member of the Bars of California and New York and graduated from Harvard University in 1975 with a B.S. in Mathematics and then from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review. Until 2014 he was the national vice chairman of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA... Read More →
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Jon Utley

Associate Publisher, The American Conservative
Jon Basil Utley was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to America in 1939. He is Publisher of The American Conservative; the Robert A. Taft Fellow for International and Constitutional Studies at the Ludwig von Mises Institute; and a writer for Antiwar.com and Reason.com. He has written widely on third-world development economics, foreign policy, terrorism and civil defense. In the 90s he worked with the Atlas Economic Research... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Celebrity Ballroom