A Niskanen Center Conference on Tuesday, December 11, featuring: 

Welcoming Address from:

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Keynote speech by:

Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian

Panelists include:

David Frum
William Kristol
Mike Murphy
Jennifer Rubin

Please reserve your place at the conference now by sending an RSVP to events@niskanencenter.org.

Event Audio:

Event Description

WHEN: December 11, 2018
WHERE: The Spire (750 First Street NE (top floor), Washington DC)

Donald Trump has had a hurricane-like effect on the Republican Party. The 2018 midterm elections have forced center-right Americans to reconsider their relationship to the Trump-driven conservative populism that has come to dominate the GOP.

The Niskanen Center will present an important public analysis of this new political reality, featuring conversations with some of the nation’s leading thinkers and activists on the center-right. Panels will focus on political prospects for a new center-right, and the policy ideas and ideals that can revitalize the post-Trump Republican Party.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and lunch will be provided.To reserve your spot, RSVP to events@niskanencenter.org. Below is an agenda with a full list of speakers and panelists.

Welcoming Address (9:00 a.m.):

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Keynote speech (12:45 p.m.):

Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian


Lessons Learned (9:30-10:40 a.m.)
Jerry Taylor (Moderator)
Mona Charen
William Kristol
Jennifer Rubin
Peter Wehner

Beyond Polarization: Republicanism for Republicans (10:45-11:55 a.m.)
Brink Lindsey (Moderator)
Mindy Finn
Pete Peterson
Jonathan Rauch

 Political Prospects for a New Center-Right (1:30-2:40 p.m.)
Geoffrey Kabaservice (Moderator)
Whit Ayres
Juleanna Glover
Mike Murphy

Beyond Small Government: In Search of a Governing Center-Right (2:45-3:55 p.m.)
Will Wilkinson (Moderator)
Oren Cass
David Frum
Megan McArdle

Space is limited. You may reserve your seat at the conference now by sending an RSVP to events@niskanencenter.org.

The Niskanen Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and does not support or oppose candidates for public office. This conference is about ideas and does not represent any attempt to promote or oppose a candidate or party.