Confirmed Retreat Speakers

 E JonesJudge Edith Jones

Judge Edith Jones is a federal appeals judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She joined the court in 1985 after being appointed by President Ronald Reagan. Jones served as Chief Judge of the court from January 2006 to September 2012. Judge Jones will deliver the keynote address at our Summer Gala on July 2 in Plymouth Notch, speaking on the Scalia legacy and the future of the Supreme Court.


ShlaesAmity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is a Presidential Scholar at The King’s College. Miss Shlaes is the author of four New York Times bestsellers:  Coolidge, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great DepressionThe Forgotten Man: Graphic, and The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americas Crazy. Miss Shlaes has served on the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Her syndicated column has been carried over the years by the Financial Times and Bloomberg. Currently Miss Shlaes appears in print in Forbes.


SalinasDr. Roberto Salinas Leon

Dr. Roberto Salinas Leon is President of the Mexico Business Forum. A renowned philosopher, he is the foremost interpreter of Mexican policy in the English language. Salinas Leon appears frequently on television as a host and commentator for TV Azteca. In addition, he is an adjunct fellow of Cato Institute and president of the Alamos Alliance.  Dr. Salinas Leon is a graduate of Hillsdale College and earned his doctorate degree from Purdue University.

Bill BeachDr. William Beach

Dr. William Beach serves as Chief Economist of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and is one of our nation’s leading experts on entitlements and Social Security. For more than a decade, as founding director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis, Dr. Beach maintained a Social Security shadow database that yielded alternate scenarios to those of the Social Security Administration. He will join us to parse the advantages and disadvantages of immigration when the question is entitlements and the federal budget.


A. MingardiDr. Alberto Mingardi

Dr. Alberto Mingardi is Director General and founding member of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy’s leading free market think tank. He has closely studied antitrust and healthcare systems. He has authored or edited several books, including Herbert Spencer and translated into English, Antonio Rosmini, The Constitution Under Social Justice. His opinion pieces have been published by the The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times. He holds a PhD in political science from University of Pavia. At our retreat, Dr. Mingardi will offer a European’s perspective on immigration and America.


G TiwariGaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari is an officer in the Boston office of State Street Global Markets. Prior to joining State Street, he worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Center for Civil Society in New Delhi, India and served as a Hernando de Soto fellow at the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Washington DC. Tiwari is the author of the Index of International Property Rights. He is a 2012 graduate of The Fletcher School of Tufts University and also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Mr. Tiwari will share his perspective as an immigrant building a career in America.


M DenhartMatthew Denhart

Matthew Denhart serves as the Executive Director of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. He previously served as a research fellow for the George W. Bush Institute and as administrative director for the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. He has studied immigration policy extensively and is the author of America’s Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Denhart has authored numerous policy studies and has written for national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Bloomberg View, and the Huffington Post.