Thatcher Gala Dinner with Keynote Speaker Peter Thiel and Special Award Recipient Chris Cox

November 9, 2019
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA, USA
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On Saturday, November 9, 2019, PRI will host its 8th Annual Baroness Thatcher Gala Dinner at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel as our keynote speaker. PRI Senior Fellow Dr. Steven Hayward will lead an in-depth Q&A session with Peter Thiel that will address issues such as political bias at technology companies and campus free speech.

November 9, 2019
Doors open at 6pm


Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, California


Business Attire

At the Gala, PRI board member Paul D. Tosetti, a partner at Latham & Watkins, will present the 2019 Baroness Thatcher Liberty Award to the Honorable Christopher Cox, a former PRI board member, for his commitment to liberty and for his embodiment of the principles of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.




We have several opportunities for table and individual sponsorships. Those interested in sponsoring the dinner but unable to attend may make a tax-deductible donation to PRI by filling out the form below. Your support will allow PRI to further its programs to revive freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility through market-based policy solutions.


For more information about the dinner, please contact Laura Dannerbeck, Events Consultant, at [email protected] or (415) 250-9206.



Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He cofounded PayPal, led it as CEO, and took it public; he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director; and he cofounded Palantir Technologies, where he serves as chairman. He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, and dozens of startups. He is a partner at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded companies including SpaceX and Airbnb. He started the Thiel Fellowship, which funds young entrepreneurs, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long-term thinking.




During his 23-year Washington career, Mr. Cox was a White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the fifth-ranking elected leader in the House. Since 2014, he has been a partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and president of Morgan Lewis Consulting LLC, where he advises global companies on strategic issues, corporate governance, and securities regulation.

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