Henry Olsen Luncheon - Trump, Brexit and the Forgotten People


In partnership with the Menzies Research Centre, Henry Olsen will be joining us to speak on Trump, Brexit and the Forgotten People. He will explain how this constituency drove Donald Trump to become the Republican Party Presidential nominee, pushed Britain out of Europe and are disrupting the status quo around the globe.

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Henry will describe who these constituents are, what they want, and how centre-right parties have a golden opportunity to re-establish a majority coalition – if only they would remember the forgotten people.

Henry is an elections analyst and political essayist who studies conservative politics in the US and abroad. He analyses election returns and poll data to understand why people vote the way they do and how conservative politicians and thinkers can best advance their ideas in the climate they face.

Henry is also a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Prior to that, he was a vice president at the American Enterprise Institute, a vice president at the Manhattan Institute, and president of the Commonwealth Foundation.

He was a lawyer at the firm currently known as Dechert, was a clerk for the Honorable Judge Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a staffer for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, and an associate at the political consulting firm of Hoffenblum-Mollrich. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from Claremont McKenna College, and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Henry is currently working on his first sole-authored book which will re-examine Ronald Reagan’s intellectual legacy for conservatives.

The event details are as follows: 

Date: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Location: CIS Office, Level 1/131 Macquarie St, Sydney CBD

Start time: 12:15pm

Finish time: 2:00pm

Members**: $50.00 incl GST

Non-Members: $60.00 incl GST

For event enquiries please email Yonca Yilmaz at yyilmaz@cis.org.au or call (02) 9438 4377.

For media enquiries please email Karla Pincott kpincott@cis.org.au or call (02) 9438 4377.

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