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Gala Dinner in New York City
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce that our 2nd annual New York Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club.
Since debate is our major program, this year’s dinner will feature a debate on income inequality between former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and Canadian MP Chrystia Freeland.
After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, Freeland went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of FT.com. She served as deputy editor of Canada’s The Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001, before becoming the U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. In 2010, Freeland joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. She is the author of the major book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. Freeland gave a TED talk on inequality that has received well over a million views. Now retired from the world of journalism, Freeland currently represents the federal electoral district of Toronto Centre in the Canadian Parliament.
Larry Kudlow, the CNBC correspondent, has agreed to help moderate. At the dinner we will again award the $20,000 Coolidge Prize for Journalism and the $1,500 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth. This year we will also award a runner-up Calvin Prize.
We are also excited that debate Team USA and Team Canada, the international high school debate teams for each country, will face off in a mini-debate prior to the debate between Gramm and Freeland!
If you aren’t able to make it please tune-in to our LIVE STREAM of the dinner here.
Check out our video from last year’s dinner:
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