The Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is a non-profit organization that prepares and promotes conservative women leaders. Originally founded in 1993 as the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, our headquarters is in the Washington DC (USA) area.
Webinar: The Electoral College: Tara Ross
Tara Ross explains the history and importance of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is a valuable part of our governing document. She will focus on the reason for this institution, how it promotes political stability, and how it is non-partisan.
Ross is the author of several books on the Electoral College, including "Why We Need the Electoral College" (2019). Her Prager University video, "Do You Understand the Electoral College?," has had more than 60 million views.
WEBINAR: Consequences Of DefundThePolice And BLM's Demands: Amber Athey
Amber Athey unveils the unintended consequences of the #DefundthePolice movement, the irony of Black Lives Matter's demands, and how the movement seemed to grow overnight. Athey is the Washington Editor at Spectator USA.
WEBINAR: #CancelCulture, and the Left's "Progressive or Bigot" Binary: Emily Jashinsky
Emily Jashinsky traces the rise of #CancelCulture, particularly during the #BLM protests and the destruction of our nation's monuments and history, and how, according to the Left, either you stand for their agenda entirely, or you're a bigot. Jashinsky is the Culture Editor at thefederalist.com.
The Great Society - Human Cost And Policy Pitfalls: Amity Shlaes & Lindsey Burke
Authors Amity Shlaes and Lindsey Burke discuss the human cost and policy pitfalls of top-down public reforms made during the 1960s.
The biggest debates in American politics today—about how to end poverty, improve living standards for the middle class, protect the environment, and provide access to health care and education—are nothing new. These same issues divided the country in the 1960s. Then, as now, Americans debated socialism versus capitalism and public sector versus private-sector reform. Time and again, whether under John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, or Richard Nixon, the country chose the public sector. The result was the Great Society—a wave of massive reforms, implemented from the top-down by experts and bureaucrats.
In Amity Shlaes' new book, "Great Society: A New History," the results of the Great Society era are shown to be far from great, and actually, devastating. In a similar vein, Lindsey Burke, the director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation, illustrates the policy pitfalls of the Great Society in her book, The Not-So-Great Society.
These authors' presentation was recorded in January 2020 at the Conservative Women's Network, a monthly event co-sponsored by CBL Center for Conservative Women and The Heritage Foundation.
Leaving Cuba: One Family's Journey to Freedom - Lala Mooney
Lala Mooney, mother of Congressman Alex Mooney, was born in communist Cuba and raised with 13 other siblings. On the day of the Bay of Pigs invasion on April 17, 1961, Fidel Castro executed a mass imprisonment movement where approximately 100,000 innocent Cubans were held as political prisoners, Lala as one of them. After two months, Lala and her siblings were released and invited to find refuge in the United States. Lala Mooney's book, "Leaving Cuba: One Family's Journey to Freedom," is a testament to her family's perseverance and strength under communist rule.
Lala Mooney gave this presentation at the November 2019 Conservative Women's Network luncheon, a monthly event co-sponsored by The Heritage Foundation and CBL Center for Conservative Women.
Feminism & Firearms (UNevada-Reno lecture): Collins & Okafor
In 2015, students at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) went head-to-head over AB148, a bill that would have allowed students with a concealed carry permit to carry on university grounds, and would directly combat the risk of sexual assault and other crimes. However, after a faculty-sponsored rally against the legislation, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada opposed the bill and ultimately closed the decision.
But UNR students, particularly young women, are not ready to quit. Partnering with the Center for Conservative Women, an organization for conservative women on college campuses, UNR College Republicans and Nevada Young Republicans teamed up to host rape survivor and alum Amanda Collins and Second Amendment activist Antonia Okafor. The two speakers addressed the right to self-defense and UNR administration's reactionary, not proactive, attempts to make campus a safe environment.
The campus lecture was held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm in the KC Wells Fargo Auditorium at the University of Nevada, Reno.