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2017 Annual Dinner Featuring Tom Cotton


Center of the American Experiment and its Board of Directors request the pleasure of your company for dinner with Senator Tom Cotton, to hear the U.S. Senator from Arkansas talk about Washington Under Trump: Update from Inside the Revolution.  Sponsorship Levels Seating assignments based on date of payment Questions? Please contact Samantha Peterson at or (612) 584-4559...

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Disinherited with Diana Furchtgott-Roth


Please join Center of the American Experiment on Wednesday, February 22nd at the Hilton Hotel for a lunch forum with Diana Furchtgott-Roth who will be speaking about her new book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young. When Wednesday, February 22nd 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Where Hilton Hotel Minneapolis 1001 S. Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 Registration | $30.00 Questions regarding the event or to RSVP, please contact Samantha Peterson at or at 612.584.4559...

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A Community Breakfast In Celebration of National School Choice Week


A Community Breakfast In Celebration of National School Choice Week _____ Sponsored by: Center of the American Experiment & Institute for Justice _____ Featuring: George Parker Senior Fellow at StudentsFirst Institute & former President of the Washington, DC Teachers Union When asked why he is so committed to improving educational options for poor and minority boys and girls, George Parker said: “A quality education was my only exit out of poverty.  It remains the same for the overwhelming majority of poor and low-income children today.  Poor parents and children need more options by which they can achieve a quality education and escape a future of poverty.  Our communities must come together...

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The War On Cops with Heather Mac Donald


Please join us for a lunch forum to hear Heather Mac Donald discuss the ongoing national war on law enforcement. Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal, where she reports on crime, culture, race and education.  Her newest book,The War On Cops: How the New Attack On Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe, warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law enforcement and putting lives at risk. The War On Cops has received tremendous praise.  Thomas Sowell wrote,...

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Young Leadership Council Debate Watch Party


Please join the Young Leadership Council (YLC) for a Debate Watch Party on September 26th for the highly anticipated first Presidential Debate between Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. For more information about the event or YLC Membership please contact Samantha Peterson at or 612.584.4559 ...

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Lunch Forum with Greater Mankato Growth


Please join American Experiment at the Greater Mankato Growth's September Public Affairs Forum for a lunch on Minnesota's Economy: Not As Good As We Think? featuring our very own John Hinderaker and Peter Nelson. Hinderaker and Nelson will be presenting on our newly released report "Minnesota's Economy: Mediocre Performance Threatens the State's Future" by PhD economist Joseph Kennedy, which provides an in-depth examination on Minnesota's economy. Greater Mankato Growth's Public Affairs Forum Series brings together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and relevant policy issues.  The Center is exceedingly pleased to be a featured speaker in the series. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:30 am | Lunch 12:00 -...

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John Brandl and His Uncommon Quest for Common Ground


EIGHTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF JOHN BRANDL & HIS UNCOMMON QUEST FOR COMMON GROUND  Our 2016 program salutes Tom Swain, now in his 90s, for his profound and ongoing contributions to public service in Minnesota.  How has his lifetime of collaborations, with great collections of Minnesotans, enriched the civic life of every corner of our state? Going forward, why is his principled yet keenly open minded and innovative style of leadership more important than ever?  Hear what a few of his legions of colleagues and admirers have to say - as well as what Tom himself thinks about it all. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 5:00 pm...

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St.Cloud Town Hall Meeting: Minnesota’s Economy


Please join Center of the American Experiment and the St.Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce for a special discussion on a paper by PhD economist Joe Kennedy, released by Center of the American Experiment, which provides an in-depth examination of Minnesota's economy. The paper is to be released on August 15, 2016. Registration is free and open to the public.  This event is co-sponsored by the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.  Questions? Please contact Samantha Peterson at or (612) 584-4559 ...

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2016 Fall Briefing Featuring Jonah Goldberg


Please join us at the Guthrie Theater on Monday, October 24 to hear author and syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg, just two weeks before Presidential Election Day 2016. A "Fox News All Star," Goldberg is author of the Number One New York Times and Amazon best-seller, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics Meaning, which Thomas Sowell called "the sort of book that challenges the fundamental assumptions of its time."  His most recent best-seller is The Tyranny of Cliches - How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. The founding editor of National Review Online who...

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