Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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Christian N. Braunlich 
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy 

December 6th Federal Policy Dinner:
Ramesh Ponnuru
Editor, National Review

"Looking Forward After The Mid-Terms"


With the Left remaining in control of the U.S. Senate and a narrow Republican majority in the House of Representatives, what should America look forward to in politics and policy?  What agenda should conservatives promote as the Biden-Harris Administration continues to control the executive branch?

No one is better suited to address these and other issues than Ramesh Ponnuru.  Mr. Ponnuru is editor of National Review, where he previously covered national politics and policy for more than 25 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation, and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He also serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, the quarterly journal of conservative ideas. In 2015, Politico Magazine listed both him and his wife, April Ponnuru, as two of the top “Politico 50” influential leaders in American politics – the first time a husband and wife team appeared on the list at the same time.

Mr. Ponnuru has long been a much sought-after speaker on conservative domestic policy and their political implications; he has regularly been a featured guest at retreats for congressional Republicans, including the party's leadership.  He has appeared on numerous talk shows, including Meet the Press and Face the Nation, and has written for such national publications as  The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Post, and The New York Times.  In 2014, he co-edited Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and a Thriving Middle Class

Mr. Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and was graduated from Princeton University. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.

This is the fifth joint event between the Thomas Jefferson Institute and the National Review Institute.  Previous dinners or covid webinars have featured Richard Brookhiser (twice); Kevin Hassett, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Trump; and former prosecutor and author Andrew McCarthy.