Past Events

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  • PRI welcomes back an all-star panel of experts representing legal, regulatory, and policy industries to discuss state and federal changes to data privacy and cybersecurity during 2020 and what the future holds for tech, digital privacy, and cybersecu...

  • Webinar with Indiana University Professor Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky   Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11 am Pacific Time / 2 pm Eastern           Join us for a webinar with Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky, professor of practice in the Paul H....

  • Webinar and Discussion with Economist Stephen Moore   Dec 3, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about join...

  • Join veteran journalist Steven Greenhut, for a conversation on his new PRI  book, Winning the Water Wars. Greenhut is R Street Institute’s Western Region Director, and serves on the Southern California News Group Editorial Board....

  • Please join us on Wednesday, October 14 for our 9th Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach.   This year’s gala will be held outdoors at Mar Vista, a separate stand-alone event center with panoramic views. ...

  • Join Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, for a live, virtual conversation with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  They will discuss the importance of expanding school choice opportunities for every American student, school reop...

  • PRI brings together distillery owners, craft brewers, and licensing experts to examine the impact that COVID-19 has had on the production of our favorite cocktails and beers.   Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11am Pacific Time   Panel: Jarrett Die...

  • Please note the start time has changed to Monday, June 29 at 12:30 PM PT Join PRI fellow, entrepreneur, and former NFL and Stanford University football player Damon Dunn as we discuss his new book, Punting Poverty, recent proposals for universal basi...

  • Hear an expert panel debate the impact of COVID-19, state regulations in California and New York, and pending threats to cybersecurity, data privacy, and the security around the Internet of Things.   ZOOM WEBINAR Thursday, June 11, 2020 11am PST...

  • How Single-Payer Health Care Would Be A Disastrous Solution for Fighting This Pandemic and Those in the Future Featuring Sally C. Pipes, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy   Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11 AM Pacific...

  • ZOOM WEBINAR Monday, May 4, 2020 Noon   Like other parts of society, education has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as schools across America shutdown. Join Pacific Research Institute for a webinar on Monday, May 4 for an e...

  • How California Can Embrace Entrepreneurship and Small Business in an Economic Downturn   ZOOM WEBINAR Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 11 am to Noon PST Webinar will stream live on PRI Facebook and Youtube.   Panelists: • Wayne Winegarden, P...

  • Pacific Research Institute and Claremont Institute invite you to join us for an exclusive, invitation-only film premiere, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words with remarks and Q & A immediately following with filmmakers Michael and Gin...

  • American health care is at a crossroads. Patients, doctors, insurers, and the government acknowledge that the status quo is unsustainable. America’s last attempt at health care reform―Obamacare―didn’t work. Nearly a decade after its passage, Democrat...

  • American health care is at a crossroads. Patients, doctors, insurers, and the government acknowledge that the status quo is unsustainable. America’s last attempt at health care reform―Obamacare―didn’t work. Nearly a decade after its passage, Democrat...

  • Sorry this event has been cancelled. Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI’s Senior Fellow in Business and Economics and the Director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, will share challenges and solutions from his new study on entrepreneurship...

  • The 2020 California Vision: How Free Market Ideas Can Address the New Decade’s Major Challenges ...

  • Join Pacific Research Institute for a policy discussion during National School Choice Week 2020   As California celebrates National School Choice Week, the future of charter schools is uncertain following legislation enacted in 2019.  Join Pacif...

  • Have you heard of cryptocurrencies? Does your company use blockchain technology? Are you interested in learning how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are disrupting financial services? PRI’s Young Leaders Circle will bring together a panel of industry ...

  • Join us for a Luncheon and Discussion featuring Lord Borwick Member of the House of Lords   “Everything You Need to Know About Britain, Boris and Brexit” Outcomes and possibilities from the December election   Tuesday, January 1...

  • 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 investo...

  • Join us for a conversation with Amy Wax Moderated by Dr. Steven F. Hayward   Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:30 am Registration 12:00 – 1:30pm Luncheon and presentation   The University Club of San Francisco 800 Powell Street, SF 94108  ...

  • Claremont Institute and Pacific Research Institute Present A 40th Anniversary Celebration Cruise Spain, France, Monaco and Italy October 2-10, 2019 *Extended stay available with an exclusive 2-day VIP Tour in Rome Sail with us on a remarkable journey...

  • Join subject matter experts from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Chamber of Commerce, and more for a panel discussion about the gig economy and how independent contractors will be impacted by California Assembly Bill 5. Drinks and appetizers ...

  • ABOUT THE DEBATE Motion: Replace Private Insurance With “Medicare for All” As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left ...

  • Andrew McCarthy, senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor at National Review, will speak about the Mueller investigation and his forthcoming book, Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency...

  • Join us in San Francisco for a luncheon and discussion with Daniel Hannan Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England.   The World Turned Right-Way Up: Prospects for a Stronger Alliance After Brexit? The anticipation and poss...

  • Many are looking for solutions to alleviate high rates of poverty and homelessness in San Francisco and across California. Some have advocated basic income as a solution – or having the government give people a fixed monthly stipend with no-str...

  • Admissions. Diversity. Political ideology. Free Speech. Join PRI Senior Fellow Dr. Steven Hayward and UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo for an important discussion on diversity, equality, and the attacks on free speech on college campuses.  This lun...

  • 40th Anniversary Gala with Keynote Speaker TUCKER CARLSON Celebrating 40 years of putting free-market policy ideas into action, the Pacific Research Institute will host its 40th Anniversary Gala with keynote speaker and Taube Family Freedom Prize rec...

  • How Free Market Ideas Can Build New, Diverse Coalitions Many have written the obituary for free-market ideas following 2018’s blue wave in California. To the contrary, there are many free-market ideas that have wide, bipartisan appeal and can serve a...

  • Charter schools give schools the flexibility and autonomy to address the needs of individual kids, especially those facing great adversity. Life Learning Academy is a San Francisco public charter school high school located on Treasure Island that ser...

  • Join us in San Francisco for an author’s luncheon and book signing with The Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore Thursday, January 24, 2019 Noon Luncheon The City Club of San Francisco 9th Floor, The Library 155 Sansome Street *Books can b...

  • John Adams Academy and Pacific Research Institute invite you to a National School Choice Week Celebration With special guest speaker Lance Izumi Koret Senior Fellow in Education Studies Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education Speaking on his ne...

  • Join us in Newport Beach for an author’s luncheon and book signing with Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.   Wednesday, January ...

  • Holiday Party and Evening Reception Discussion with Professor Charles Kesler “Left Turn or Right Turn: The Road to 2020” Thursday, November 29 5:30pm to 7:30pm 350 Mission Street Ohana (30th) Floor San Francisco 94105 Wine, beer, and hors...

  • Join us for our Annual Gala Keynote Speaker MARK STEYN with special presentation to Sir Antony Fisher Freedom Award Recipient Victor Davis Hanson   Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:00 pm Reception 7:00 pm Dinner 9:15 pm Conclusion   The Ritz-C...

  • Please join the Pacific Research Institute for a Newport Beach Luncheon and Discussion With Former National Security Council Spokesman Michael Anton   Thursday, November 1, 2018 Noon Luncheon Pacific Club 4110 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92...

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  • Please Join PRI For An Evening Reception With Sally C. Pipes PRI’s President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, who will discuss her newly published book The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care As the siren call for a singl...

  • Join us for our Seventh Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner A PRI Tribute to Governor Pete Wilson in Celebration of His 85th Birthday Special Award Presentation and Roundtable Discussion with Governor Wilson and Special Speakers on His Greatest Achieveme...

  • Luncheon and Discussion with George Gilder Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:30pm–1:45pm Hilton San Francisco Union Square 333 O’Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 George Gilder, one of the tech world’s more famous—and controversial—prophets, wa...

  • How Can We Increase Viewpoint Diversity in Silicon Valley? with Garrett Johnson Lincoln Network co-founder and executive director Recent, high-profile examples of conservatives and libertarians being shunned or even targeted by the tech world has led...

  • The Pacific Research Institute and the Los Angeles County Lincoln Club Downtown Chapter present The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It Andrew F. Puzder A Noon Luncheon and Discussion Friday, June 29, 2018 The Cal...

  • YLC and America’s Future Foundation – San Francisco chapter invite you to “An Evening with Educational Entrepreneurs” Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:30–9 PM 590 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA  94102 6:30 Networking- wine, beer, hors-d’o...

  • Please Join PRI and YLC for an Evening Reception with Sally C. Pipes, PRI’s President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, who will discuss her newly published book The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care. As the siren call f...

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  • Costly Subsidies for the Rich Quantifying the Subsidies Offered to Battery Electric Powered Cars...

  • How Campus Victimology is Remaking the “Real World” Featuring Q&A Session with PRI Senior Fellow Dr. Steven F. Hayward The Pacific Research Institute invites you to a special noon luncheon with Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith ...

  • Like networking? Enjoy good wine? Interested in learning more about free-market policy solutions? Please join us for a YLC Social Mixer in San Francisco. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:30pm–8:30pm Maritime Wine Bar 222 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94...

  • Please Join the Downtown Los Angeles Lincoln Club for A Luncheon with Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education Thursday, February 8, 2018 Noon Luncheon California Club Sunset Room 538 S Flower St Los Angeles,...

  • How Publishers Made a Mess of the Internet and How They Will Rise Again Wednesday January 24, 2018 6:30PM–8:30PM Join us for our next Young Leaders Circle monthly event with TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond, where he will deliver his critique of online new...

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maritime Wine Tasting Studio 222 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133 Join PRI’s Sir Antony Fisher Freedom Society and Young Leaders Circle for a special holiday reception on Tuesday, December 1...

  • Thursday, November 8, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Maritime Wine Tasting Studio 222 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133 YLC Members: Free Admission Non-Members: $45 It’s hard to believe that the November midterm elections are just one year away. If y...

  • Join us for our Annual Gala with KEYNOTE SPEAKER Peter Thiel   Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner 9:15pm Conclusion   The Ritz-Carlton 600 Stockton Street San Francisco, California   Business Attire For informat...

  • Special for PRI members – Get discounted tickets to upcoming Commonwealth Club event The Commonwealth Club invites you to a San Francisco discussion on Security in the Indo-Asia Pacific featuring General Robert Brown. In recent years, the Pacif...

  • Join Us for Our Monthly YLC Event: California’s Public Pension Time Bomb Speaker David Crane will explore how the unfunded liabilities of California’s public pension systems got to where they are today. We will also discuss the prospects ...

  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt Lunch with Deroy Murdock...

  • Young Leaders Circle Event: Exploring California’s Housing Future September 13, 2017 6:30 PM Private Residence Marina District, San Francisco (Address to be provided prior to event)  Housing in California is excessively expensive—four of the mo...

  • What Trump is Doing To Rebuild the American Economy with Stephen Moore an economic consultant with Freedom Works and former economic adviser to the Trump campaign August 15, 2017 | 6:00pm Maritime Wine Tasting Studio 222 Columbus Avenue San Francisco...

  • Please Join PRI and the Pasadena Republican Club for An Evening with Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of PRI’s Center for Education THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 RECEPTION: 6:30 P.M. PROGRAM: 7 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. Women’s City Club of Pas...

  • Join the Young Leaders Circle for a fun evening with Fox News’ Guy Benson, moderated by local San Francisco reporter, Emily Turner. Speaker: Guy Benson “The Millennial Conservative” Guy Benson is the Political Editor of Townhall.com, a Fox News...

  • HOW IS THE ED TECH REVOLUTION INCORPORATING YOUR WORK INNOVATIONS INTO THE CLASSROOM? Technology is being integrated into innovative instructional methods, which are proving successful in a growing number of schools in California. Hear ed tech pionee...

  • Pacific Research Institute and the Institute for Justice present a SF Luncheon, Presentation and Book Signing featuring Dick Carpenter II, Ph.D., Co-Author “Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit”: Director for ...

  • Join the us on March 8th and learn how bottleneckers limit consumer choice, drive up prices, and deny you opportunities to start your own business. Bottleneckers coins new word in american lexicon [Books will be for sale at the event!] Bottleneckers ...

  • Pacific Research Institute is pleased to present a Young Leaders Circle event. From soma’s south park, to trump tower, to the watergate hotel – does the place make the power, or the power make the place? Places attract people and can influence their ...

  • Pacific Research Institute presents a SF Luncheon, Presentation and Panel Discussion featuring Presenter, Co-Author “Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive Universities”: Dr. Jon Shields, Ph.D. Associate Professo...

  • Pacific Research Institute is pleased to present a Young Leaders Circle Event DISRUPTION: INNOVATION VS. INCUMBENTS WITH KATIE BIBER The “sharing economy” used to be a buzzword only Silicon Valley insiders spoke — but these days, it...

  • The Channel City Club presents After Obamacare: The Path Forward on Health Care Reform Santa Barbara Luncheon with Sally C. Pipes President and CEO of Pacific Research Institute and author The Way Out of Obamacare Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Noon Lun...

  • SOLD OUT: Please email [email protected] to be waitlisted to attend Luncheon and Discussion Rob Arnott Founder and Chairman of Research Affilates; Portfolio Manager on the PIMCO All Assett and All Asset All Authority family of funds; On...

  • Pacific Research Institute is pleased to sponsor the Lincoln Network’s Reception and Panel Discussion MAN VS. MACHINE The Potential of Artificial Intelligence and Universal Basic Income The man vs. machine argument is far from novel, but some c...

  • Please join us for our 2016 Annual Gala Dinner and 25th Anniversary Celebration for PRI President Sally Pipes featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Charles Krauthammer Friday, November 18, 2016 6:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton 600 Stockton Street San Francisco &#821...

  • The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. – Ronald Reagan We aren’t haunted by the bureaucratic ghosts & goblins of Big Government and their socialist schemes to re...

  • ***SOLD OUT*** Pacific Research Institute and National Review Institute present Luncheon and Discussion featuring ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Andrew C. McCarthy is a Bestselling author, a senior fellow at National Review Institute and a contributing editor of...

  • PRI’s Young Leaders Circle and National Review Institute present an evening with Andrew C. McCarthy How safe are we in San Francisco from the kind of soft-target attacks that are increasingly being carried out by terrorists? Terrorism expert An...

  • Pacific Research Institute presents Luncheon, Discussion and Book Signing featuring JOHN TAMNY “The Onrushing Irrelevance of the Federal Reserve” End the Fed? Through examples in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and this year’s presidentia...

  • PRI’s Young Leaders Circle Launch Party Celebrate the launch of PRI’s Young Leaders Circle! Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6-9pm Anchor Brewing Co. 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco Enjoy our special Independence Day rate of $240 (only $20/month), in honor...

  • Pacific Research Institute presents Luncheon and Discussion featuring emcee/host Steve Hayward and JAMES TARANTO James Taranto is editor of OpinionJournal.com and author of its popular Best of the Web Today column. Co-editor of “Presidential Le...

  • Pacific Research Institute presents Luncheon and Book Forum with KARL ZINSMEISTER Vice President of publications at the Philanthropy Roundtable, editor and principal author of the Philanthropy Roundtable’s new book The Almanac of American Phila...

  • Pacific Research Institute presents a LUNCHEON ON PRI STUDY SHOWING COLORADO MIDDLE CLASS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMING POORLY ON SATS Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Noon Luncheon The Warwick Hotel 1776 Grant Street Denver, CO Featuring Lance Izumi Lanc...

  • Pacific Research Institute and National Review Institute present Luncheon and Book Announcement with PETE HEGSETH Infantry officer in the Army National Guard, veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Combat...

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