September 10, 2010
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Sponsored by Young America’s Foundation & The Fund for American Studies
is senior political analyst for the Washington
Examiner. A resident fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute, he is also a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of
The Almanac of American Politics. Barone has also
written for many major market publications, including The
Economist, The New York Times, The Detroit Press, American
Enterprise and The Daily Telegraph of
Bauman is an author, writer, lecturer and attorney. He has represented eastern Maryland in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, he has worked as a lawyer and financial consultant as well as a writer of books, articles, newsletters and other publications. He has traveled the world extensively and currently serves as general counsel to The Sovereign Society, a financial company. He served as a national chairman and board member of Young Americans for Freedom and was involved with the Goldwater and Reagan campaigns as well as the founding of the American Conservative Union.
James L. Buckley
Buckley is a former United State Senator from the state of New York. He was the only candidate of the Conservative Party to be elected to Congress. Born in New York City, Buckley attended Yale for both undergraduate and law school. He served three years in the U.S. Navy and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant (jg). Formerly, he was the vice president and director of The Catawba Corporation. After his tenure in the Senate, Buckley served as a business consultant and was later appointed under secretary of state for security assistance and was chairman of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on Population in Mexico City. He served as president of Radio Free Europe until President Reagan appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where he became senior judge in 1996. Buckley is the author of If Men were Angels: A View from the Senate and Gleanings from an Unplanned Life: an Annotated Oral History. He is the brother of William F. Buckley Jr. (the founder of the influential conservative magazine National Review) and the proud father of five sons and a daughter.
Devine, the former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is Senior Scholar at Bellevue University's Center for American Vision and Values. He is editor of the American Conservation Union Foundation's ConservativeBattleline On Line, a writer, an adjunct scholar at The Heritage Foundation, and a Washington policy consultant. He was President Ronald Reagan's head of Federal personnel from 1981-85, advising him beginning in 1976. He was a senior advisor to Bob Dole from 1988 to 1996 and to Steve Forbes between 1998-2000. For 14 years, Dr. Devine was associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, specializing in democratic theory, public opinion and policy. Devine is the author of seven books, The Attentive Public, The Political Culture of the United States, Does Freedom Work?, Reagan Electionomics, Reagan's Terrible Swift Sword, Restoring the Tenth Amendment and, most recently, In Defense of the West. He lives in Shadyside, Maryland, is married to Ann S. Devine and they have four children and thirteen grandchildren.
a senior editorial writer for the Washington Times
and a senior editor for The American Spectator
magazine, has won awards for journalistic excellence at the local,
state, regional and national levels. Hillyer also has worked in
professional or volunteer capacities in dozens of political campaigns,
and served for five years as press secretary for U.S. House
Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston of New Orleans. He was
an original executive board member of the internationally acclaimed
Louisiana Coalition against Racism and Nazism, formed to halt the
then-meteoric political rise of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
Hillyer also has volunteered in
leadership roles for numerous church, civic, and educational
organizations. He is a cum laude graduate of
Georgetown University, and is a Fellow of the Loyola University (New
Orleans) Institute of Politics and of Leadership Coastal Alabama. He
served on the board of YAF at Georgetown University from 1982-1986.
Kolbe currently serves as a aenior transatlantic fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States. For 22 years, Kolbe served in the United States House of Representatives, elected for eleven consecutive terms, from 1985 to 2007, where he spent 20 years on the appropriations committee. Kolbe also currently serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at the University of Arizona, and serves on a part time basis as strategic consultant with McLarty Associates. Graduating from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in political science, Kolbe went on to Stanford University where he received an MBA with a concentration in economics. He has received numerous awards and tributes, but notable among them is the George Marshall Award for Distinguished Service from the United States Agency for International Development and the Order of the Aztec from the President of Mexico.
Viguerie transformed American politics in the 1960s and 70s by pioneering the use of direct mail fundraising in the political and ideological spheres. He used computerized direct mail fundraising to help build the conservative movement, which then elected Ronald Reagan as the first conservative president of the modern era.
As the “Funding Father of the conservative movement,” Viguerie motivated millions of Americans to participate in politics for the first time, greatly expanding the base of active citizenship. He is our era’s equivalent of Tom Paine, using a direct mail letter rather than a pamphlet to deliver his call to arms. George magazine credited this as one of the defining political moments of the 20th century.
Viguerie’s latest book is Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006). Conservatives Betrayed is an incisive look at how the GOP rode the support of America’s conservatives to majority status, only to subsequently advance a big-government agenda. Conservatives Betrayed is both a manifesto of what conservatism stands for in the 21st century and a battle plan for reclaiming and revitalizing the movement.