Welfare

Star  Parker

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty.

Before involvement in social activism, Star Parker had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. Now, as a social policy consultant, Star is bringing new energy to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.

She is a sought after expert on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and for national radio, television, and print interviews, nationwide.

Star has a BS degree in Marketing and Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues. She consults with Republican legislators on numerous urban issues, has lectured on anti-poverty initiatives at more than 180 colleges and universities and serves on the advisory boards for several national organizations.

Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare dependent to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; Christianity Today; James Robison; Newsmax, Charisma, and World Magazine.

Other major accomplishments include speaking at the 1996 Republican National Convention, and hosting a documentary on poverty with the BBC in London.

She has debated Jesse Jackson on various headline issues; she fought for school choice onLarry King Live; she defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and she debated healthcare reform against Michael Moore on ABC's The View with host Barbara Walters.

Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, TBN, CSPAN, CBN, and FOX News. Articles and quotes by Star continuously appear in major publications around the world. She has written several books including Uncle Sam's Plantation and White Ghetto. Currently, Star is working on her next book: How the Poor Get Rich.

In 2010, she ran for the Republican Congressional seat in California's 37th District and was unanimously nominated. Though she did not win the seat, she more than doubled Republican votes in the district.

Today, in addition to heading CURE, Star is a syndicated columnist for Scripps News Service, offering weekly op-eds to more than 300 newspapers and internet news sites worldwide, including the Boston Herald, the Dallas Morning News, the Orange County Register, the Korean Times, the Washington Examiner, and the Star and Stripes, which is the largest newspaper serving the men and women of our Armed Forces stateside and abroad.

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Topics: Abortion Diversity Education Immigration Religious Liberty Traditional Values Welfare



Antony  Davies

Dr. Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. He has published economic and policy research in leading academic journals, authored op-eds in over thirty newspapers, and is a regular columnist for US News and World Report and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Dr. Davies is a frequent lecturer at policy conferences on Capitol Hill and at state capitals. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels, Dr. Davies was Chief Analytics Officer at Parabon Computation, President and co-founder at Paragon Software (now Take-Two Interactive), and co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer at Repliqa (now Zoo Entertainment).

Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.

Cost: $1,000 plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Economics & Capitalism Liberty Role of Government Taxes & Spending Welfare



KCarl  Smith

According to RedState, an online conservative news source, "KCarl Smith is one of the influential people in America you have never heard of. Most certainly, KCarl is one of the most important people grassroots conservatives and Republican Party leaders should be listening to right now."

A former U.S. Army officer, KCarl is the President and Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, an idea environment dedicated to empowering, equipping and training young conservative leaders.

As one of our leading conservative thinkers, KCarl is the author, Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite America’s Passion for Liberty (with Dr. K. Clarence Smith, Sr.) Based on his best-selling book, KCarl ingeniously developed a proven and powerful strategy to tackle the biggest challenge facing the conservative movement?diversity engagement.  It’s called the Frederick Douglass Republican Methodology. In fact, in 2011, an upper level executive of the NAACP, who wishes to remain unidentified, read KCarl’s book and commented, “If the message in KCarl’s book gets on a national level, the Democrat Party would be toast and President Obama would be history.” 

It was KCarl’s Frederick Douglass Republican message that inspired Louisiana State Senate Elbert Guillory’s party switch from Democrat to Republican. Here’s what Senator Guillory has to say about KCarl and the Frederick Douglass Republican message:

“A year ago, after months of soul searching and extreme discomfort with Democrat Party’s stances on marriage, abortion, guns and work, KCarl helped me find comfort in the GOP’s values. Then he helped me articulate my need to change. As I write these words, I recall my turmoil and pain and I thank God for sending KCarl to my rescue.”    - Senator Elbert Guillory

KCarl visits more than 15 colleges and universities a year. You may have seen KCarl on the 700 Club, The Blaze TV and FoxNEWS’ Huckabee Show. He is featured in Rev. C.L. Bryant’s Runaway Slave Documentary.  

KCarl Smith is the Founder and President of the newly formed non-profit Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty, additional information to come.

Cost: $5,000 requested, travel, and lodging is provided by the Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty.

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Topics: Conservative Thought Constitution Diversity Education Entrepreneurship Immigration Liberty Role of Government Second Amendment Traditional Values Welfare



Jason  Brennan

Jason Brennan (Ph.D., University of Arizona, Philosophy, 2007) is Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University. He is the author of Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Ethics of Voting (Princeton), and, with David Schmidtz, A Brief History of Liberty (Blackwell, 2010). He is currently writing Civic Enemies for Princeton University Press and Compulsory Voting: For and Against, with Lisa Hill, for Cambridge University Press. Brennan specializes in questions of civic virtue, responsible government, democracy and political pathologies, freedom, and the moral foundations of market societies.

Cost: $500-$1,500 per day, plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Academic Freedom Economics & Capitalism Liberty Religious Liberty Role of Government Welfare



Christopher  Coyne

Christopher Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center. He is also the Co-Editor of The Review of Austrian Economics, the Co-Editor of The Independent Review, and the Book Review Editor of Public Choice. In 2008, he was named the Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics, and in 2010 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center at Bowling Green State University.

Coyne is the author of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails (2013, Stanford University Press), After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (2007, Stanford University Press), Media, Development and Institutional Change (co-authored with Peter Leeson, 2009, Edward Elgar Publishing), and the editor (with Rachel Mathers) of The Handbook on the Political Economy of War (2011, Edward Elgar Publishing). In addition, he has authored numerous academic articles, book chapters, and policy studies.

Cost: $3,000+ plus airfare and lodging

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Topics: Economics & Capitalism Entrepreneurship Welfare