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May 2021

The Other Washington

May 19

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

The Other Washington

Democrat Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and Republican Dan Newhouse (WA-4) will discuss their working relationship and why bipartisan cooperation is so important. The Evergreen State lawmakers will also lay out their goals for this year and address what their constituents are most focused on.

Wednesday, May 19th

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Representative Maria Elvira Salazar

May 13

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Representative Maria Elvira Salazar

Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), will discuss her proposed Dignity Plan to address America's broken immigration system, what motivated her to run for office, and how her background as an Emmy award-winning journalist prepared her for Congress.

Thursday, May 13th

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April 2021

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler

April 29

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), will discuss some of her legislative priorities this year, such as the No Surprise Bills for New Moms Act, and will share her thoughts about the likelihood for bipartisan cooperation on major legislation in the House this year.

Thursday, April 29th

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Racial Justice and Equity: An Important Lens

April 27

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Racial Justice and Equity: An Important Lens

The Ripon Society and Franklin Center will cohost celebrated author, teacher and philanthropic organizer, Tamara Copeland, alongside the President & CEO of Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, Amy Owen, to discuss race and how we can improve upon racial equity in America and overcome injustices arising from prejudices and systemic racism.

Tuesday, April 27th

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Representative Tom Emmer

April 22

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Representative Tom Emmer

Representative Tom Emmer (MN-6), will discuss some of his legislative priorities this year, including the Abby Honold Act, addressing the pandemic's exacerbation of the mental health and drug abuse crises, and other important public policy issues.

Thursday, April 22nd

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Meet the Freshmen: Indiana

April 15

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Meet the Freshmen: Indiana

Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-8) will introduce his freshmen Indiana colleague, Victoria Spartz (IN-5), to The Ripon Society and Franklin Center. The Hoosier State lawmakers will discuss the start of the 117th Congress and what they hope to achieve this year.

Thursday, April 15th

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A Conversation with Dan Meyer

April 8

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

A Conversation with Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer, the Chief of Staff to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, will discuss the agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives this year and where he believes bipartisan agreements on some of the most important issues facing our nation may be reached.

Thursday, April 8th

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A Conversation with Nick Rossi

April 7

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

A Conversation with Nick Rossi

Nick Rossi, the Chief of Staff to Senate Republican Whip John Thune, will discuss the agenda in the Senate this year and where common ground on some of the most pressing challenges facing America may be found.

Wednesday, April 7th

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March 2021

Perseverance & the Private Sector: How Business is Helping Fuel America’s Return to Space

March 24

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Perseverance & the Private Sector: How Business is Helping Fuel America's Return to Space

Ranking Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Frank Lucas (OK-3) will be joined by NASA's Matt Wallace, Project Manager for Mars 2020, to discuss the most recent Mars rover mission and the growing role of the private sector in space exploration.

Wednesday, March 24th

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Meet the Freshmen: Minnesota

March 18

A Policy & Politics Dialogue

Meet the Freshmen: Minnesota

Representative Pete Stauber (MN-8) will introduce his freshmen Minnesota colleague, Michelle Fischbach (MN-7), to The Ripon Society and Franklin Center. The Gopher State lawmakers will discuss the start of the 117th Congress and what they hope to achieve this year.

Thursday, March 18th

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