The Future of the Conservative Movement

Noted conservatives Ken Adelman, Susan Eisenhower, Jack Kemp and Mickey Edwards came together at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July 2008 to discuss the state of the conservative movement, where it’s fallen apart and how it can be restored.

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Susan Eisenhower: Susan Eisenhower provides strategic counsel on political, business, and public affairs projects. She has consulted for companies operating in the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union, as well as for major institutions engaged in the energy field. Eisenhower also chairs the Eisenhower Institute’s Leadership and Public Policy Programs and serves on many committees on international security and arms control, and on government task forces on nuclear non-proliferation, the threat of nuclear terrorism, and the future of nuclear energy. She speaks and lectures widely on regional security issues and has written extensively on foreign and domestic policy and on nuclear and space issues. She is the co-editor of Islam and Central Asia: An Enduring Legacy or an Evolving Threat?

Jack Kemp:Former Republican congressman, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George H.W. Bush and Republican candidate for Vice President in 1996.

Ken Adelman: Former assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the Ford administration, former deputy U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the Reagan administration, and national editor of Washingtonian magazine.

Mickey Edwards: Former Republican Congressman, former national chairman of the American Conservative Union and author of “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost–And How It Can Find Its Way Back.”

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