Amid revenue shortfalls caused by COVID-19, governors and lawmakers are calling for federal bailouts for state and local governments.


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Since of the senseless death of George Floyd, the nation has started a serious conversation about police use-of-force policies and other potential reforms.


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Civic literacy is at an all-time low. The majority of Americans agree that the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are essential to K-12 education. Parents and leaders of civil society are joining forces to ensure our children understand the function and role of the American government and civil society. Join us for a candid discussion that highlights modern trends toward the teaching of revisionist history, and action civics—promoting political activism to our youth. Scholars and advocacy experts will give a chilling account of our past failures to fight bad curricula and its devastating impact. Make sure to participate in this forum to learn the practical steps you can take toward preserving and transmitting our American story to the next generation.


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Does the Constitution guarantee a right to a “basic minimum education”? How will a court’s decision affect the quality of education provided by public schools? Join us for a discussion with experts in education policy and law as they analyze the 6th Circuit’s recent ruling in Gary B. v. Whitmer, in which the court held that Detroit students’ Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated due to the school district’s poor learning environments and educational outcomes, and its implications for state’s rights and public education. That decision has been challenged and will be reconsidered by the Sixth Circuit en banc. Our experts will share their insights into the likely judicial outcomes of the impending hearing.


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The State of Florida received significant attention on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to early predictions, Florida did not emerge as a hotspot like New York. Join us to discuss what the state of Florida did to mitigate the spread, what Congress can do to help the states in their response moving forward, and the importance of data in making these decisions.


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For decades, American higher education has been facing an untenable fiscal situation brought on by increasing administrative bloat and an ongoing facilities arms race. The coronavirus pandemic did not create these problems, but the pandemic is now exacerbating these challenges and impacting universities’ bottom lines. Endowments, tuition revenue, charitable contributions, and state appropriations have and will continue to be impacted by the economic effects of business shutdowns precipitated by the coronavirus. Universities cannot look to Washington for additional bailouts. They must begin an internal course correction now.

Join us for a conversation on how university administrators can reopen their campuses safely, and what steps they need to take to survive financially.

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How is COVID-19 affecting older Americans? How is the Federal Government responding? What information can help older Americans protect both their health and financial security? Join us for this important discussion with leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Trade Commission, and The Heritage Foundation.


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The final report from the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission is now complete!

Over the past eight weeks, we’ve released more than 260 specific recommendations aimed at saving lives and livelihoods. We are thrilled that so many state, local, and federal lawmakers have already begun to implement many of them.

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The Libyan civil war has become one of the world’s most complex and dangerous proxy struggles. Outside powers are pouring money, troops, and weapons into the conflict—including a recent Russian deployment of at least 14 fighter jets (conveniently stripped of all Russian markings). Mercenaries from Russia, Sudan, and Chad are involved in the fighting, along with militiamen from Syria, and Libya may also be the most active drone warfare theater in the world. The chaos makes it virtually impossible to suppress the significant ISIS and al-Qaeda cells in the country, let alone mount an effective response to COVID-19.

Join us as Mohammed Ali Abdallah, a key official in the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord, delivers an update on the many issues confronting his country.

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For two years, Army leaders have flagged the need to modernize the force as the service’s top priority. Near the top of the to-do list is improving Army aviation capabilities—increasing their operational reach and effectiveness against near-peer competitors. Charged with the daily oversight of this critical effort are the Army’s Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team (FVL-CFT) and Program Executive Office, Aviation (PEO AVN). Despite the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation modernization efforts like the Future Long-Range Assault (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programs are on track. But what are the potential risks to their success? What is the role of Army aviation in future warfare? Is Army aviation survivable in the near peer fight?

You won’t want to miss this engaging webinar to hear answers to these questions and to pose questions of your own to the key leaders involved in the effort.

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It has been over a year since the Heritage Foundation released its report “An Agenda for Immigration Reform.” This report was written to address immigration and border security urgencies that surfaced due to years of bad policy and neglect. So where are we now? And how will the nation adapt its immigration policies to the COVID-19 pandemic and the upheaval of the U.S. economy? At the core of American immigration and border security policies should be the ultimate goals of keeping America free, safe, and prosperous. Are we moving in the right direction and where are the areas we need to work on more? These questions will be answered and discussed in our panel on June 10th.


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In 2005 the United States and India signed a historic civil nuclear deal. The agreement, and the ten-year defense partnership that accompanied it, provided a major boost to the emerging strategic partnership with India nurtured by the George W. Bush administration. It also jump-started the long process of welcoming India into the international club of accepted nuclear powers. Fifteen years later, join us as we look back on the consequences and implications of that landmark agreement and review the ongoing challenges and opportunities in India-U.S. nuclear cooperation.


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Socialism appears to be on the rise, increasingly appealing to younger generations as both an economic and moral ‘solution.’ Despite the proven economic benefits from capitalism, socialism is being touted as more virtuous. How can we re-frame and show that free markets aren’t just better for the economy, but they are key to the pursuit of happiness, freedom, and prosperity? Join us for an engaging conversation with two leading experts on how to defend free markets and combat socialism.


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For over 25 years, The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom has been a mainstay in policy discussions in Washington D.C. and around the world. It is a clear example of why free markets and liberty matter when it comes to building a flourishing society. Using the Index’s metrics, Heritage has produced a new report that spells out what the U.S. needs to do to not only increase its ranking, but also to increase the quality of life for families across the country. This Special Report offers state and federal policymakers a blueprint for returning America from a ranking of “Mostly Free” to “Free.” Join us for a discussion where we will hear perspectives from lawmakers, grassroots, and policy makers in Washington, D.C., as they determine which reforms provide the biggest opportunity for increased economic freedom and prosperity.


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China’s growing role in Latin America and the Caribbean has been magnified and accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, but even before the pandemic, China was moving beyond economic ties to advancing a comprehensive agenda for engagement. Now, urgent questions are being asked about China’s role in regional recovery, and the shape of post-pandemic hemispheric relations. Is China the savior some are hoping for, even promoting? What are the regional implications for economic recovery, democracy, and the rule of law of an increasing Chinese profile? And what can the United States do to support long term prosperity and security in the Americas? Join us as we explore these and other pressing matters addressing the China challenge in the Americas.


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To help fight and rapidly respond to the coronavirus pandemic facing our nation, the Trump administration and state and local governments have suspended over 400 rules and regulations. These have included lifting rules to streamline testing, allowing state reciprocity for medical licenses, relaxing HIPAA requirements to allow for telemedicine, permitting non-hospital sites to be used for patient care, and even waiving restrictions for distilled spirits companies to produce much needed hand sanitizer. These are just a handful of the many burdensome rules and regulations that have been waived. Perhaps we ought to consider whether many of them were necessary in the first place. As we hopefully move beyond the current crisis in the near future, we must reconsider regulatory policies that have been proven to reduce innovation and efficiency.

Join us for a conversation with two esteemed United States Senators, as we discuss the possibility of permanently removing some of these regulatory barriers, especially in the areas of healthcare and occupational licensing.

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The Heritage Foundation is leading the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission and recently made a set of recommendations—one of which includes ensuring that front line clinicians are able to share emerging information in real time. Each day, these clinicians are developing new understandings about the disease and how best to treat it, but are struggling to get the information out to other providers in real-time to help fight this crisis. What have these frontline clinicians learned? How are these clinicians sharing their experiences with one another? How can this information be collected, disseminated and used to update “best practice” treatment guidelines? Are there immediate steps the government can take to make an impact with COVID-19? Please join us for a discussion with frontline and clinical experts in the field.


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States are facing severe fiscal pressures stemming from the unprecedented self-imposed economic freeze, with many quickly depleting rainy day funds. To help states and municipalities avoid the immediate consequences of the plunge in tax revenue, the Federal Reserve is purchasing massive amounts of state and local debt. The federal government has stepped in to help with the jump in state health care spending. Now, some state politicians are warning of steep budget cuts without a massive federal government bailout. Left unsaid is that even a 10 percent cut in state government budgets would leave many with higher inflation-adjusted, per capita spending than before the last recession. Join us as our experts examine the situation facing the states, the problem of local government insolvency, and the repercussions of increased involvement by the federal government and the Federal Reserve.


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Young people lose heart early on. Trapped in government-run schools, they learn that America is a nation of imperialism, greed, and racism. Rarely do they hear the truth: that America is the freest, most prosperous nation on Earth—the only nation founded on the concept of human liberty. They learn that perpetual oppression is their fate, and that their only chance at success is through the benevolence of the state or through violent resistance. This is the narrative both of revisionist historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and of The New York Times’ new 1619 Project.

Join us and learn about innovative platforms and engaging curricula that reaffirm, illuminate, and explain the founding principles of our government, traditional values, economic freedom, and individual liberty regardless of race, creed, or class. Become equipped with strategies to advocate against policies that support curricula and secondary resources that overtly challenge and reject American history, the history of our institutions, and traditional American values.

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In the face of a worldwide pandemic, America is responding to the ongoing public health crisis on a massive scale to mitigate the impact of the virus in our communities. Meanwhile, civil society has risen to the challenge to support fellow Americans in need. In the pro-life community, pregnancy resource centers continue to serve mothers and families facing an unplanned or challenging pregnancy. Issues of life and conscience continue to play a large role in the federal government’s legislative response. And in courts across the country, an ongoing debate about whether or not elective abortion is “essential” healthcare changes by the day. Join us for an expert panel’s in-depth discussion about current topics in the pro-life policy movement as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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