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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Media and Deliberation Series Presents : "Conservative Advocacy for the 21st Century"

Presented By: Brett Jacobson and Ian Spencer, Red Edge
When Feb 17, 2015
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library)
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Abstract

Conservatism In the 21st Century

Conservatives are not widely perceived as in touch with young Americans. Yet ensuring the 21st century is a period of peace and prosperity will be largely tied to how well conservatives and libertarians ensure that a hidebound government cannot stifle the pursuit of individuals to seek their own unique American dream.

This conversation will include a brief review communications technology, consideration of ways in which technology can empower civic engagement, and discussion of how conservatives or libertarians may consider tackling the next century.

Ian Bio

Ian Spencer is a website developer and gadget obsessive with extensive experience building and running aggressive issue advocacy campaigns.

He can speak both geek and wonk and — as is the case for roughly 800,000 other consultants — considers himself a social media expert. Although in his case it may actually be true.

Bret Bio

Bret Jacobson is a partner at Red Edge, where he applies emerging digital tools to defend and promote classical ideals of liberty, small government, and less regulation. Bret was named by Campaigns and Elections as a Disruptor, which probably just seemed like a factual assertion to his poor, beleaguered middle-school teachers.

Bret started in D.C. working to defend companies from overzealous activists, including radical environmentalists, community organizers, and labor union officials. His work has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, national cable news, and the most popular online outlets.

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