2017 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture: “Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models”

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Blvd., Boston, MA

Paul F. Levy, former President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will moderate a panel discussion on the changing face of the healthcare market and innovations to meet consumer demand. ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS: Dr. Tobias Barker, Chief Medical Officer of MinuteClinic Fay Donohue, Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, CEO of Iora Health Rob Graybill, Vice President of Product and Sales Strategy for Vitals TICKETS: $50. To register click the Register Now! button below. For faster check-in please print and bring your ticket to the event. Ticket price for students: $25. Admission is free for Pioneer’s annual contributors of $1,000 or more. Become a member today! Sponsorship opportunities are available, on the registration page.

2017 Better Government Competition Awards Gala

Boston Harbor Hotel 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA

Please join Pioneer Institute at an awards gala recognizing the winner and finalists of the 26th annual Better Government Competition. The 2017 contest sought proposals to ensure a better future for aging citizens. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab.  Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker will provide welcoming remarks. The Governor recently established a 24-member council that will promote "healthy aging." About the Governor Governor Charles D. Baker took office in 2015, after several decades of service in both state government and the private sector. The Baker Administration has worked to close budget gaps of more than $2 billion, and has focused on expanding local aid, reforming public transportation, and addressing the opioid […]

Lovett C. Peters Lecture: Politics & Polarization on American Campuses

At colleges across America, the free exchange of ideas is in jeopardy. How did we arrive at this depressing level of polarization? Can we regain a shared civic vocabulary, mutual respect, and curiosity, which are essential to social health and a vibrant democracy? 2017 Honoree Dr. Jonathan Haidt is an American social psychologist and Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012), which became a New York Times bestseller. He was named one of the “top global thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one […]

Witnessing Hope: Cristo Rey Schools & Catholic Education

Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston, MA

As the country is engaged in a national discussion about equality of educational opportunity, school choice, and religious freedom, join us at a public forum featuring nationally recognized experts on Catholic leadership and schooling, that will highlight a successful model of Catholic high school education. Register Now


Film Screenings: “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams”

Four area Catholic schools will hold public screenings of a new documentary film, “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams: Ending America’s Bigoted Education Laws,” to be released by Pioneer Institute during National School Choice Week, beginning January 21st, and screened again during Catholic Schools Week, which begins on January 28th. The film will be shown on at: Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River at 5:30pm on February 1st Learn more about the film here, and view trailers below. “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams” profiles four American families, two of which are from Massachusetts. Their pursuit of educational opportunity is impeded by so-called Blaine Amendments, which prohibit state money from supporting religiously affiliated schools. There are 38 states with constitutions that contain Blaine […]


Member Breakfast 4/24: “What Tax Reform Means for Massachusetts and the National Economy”

On April 24th, the U.S. will be four months into the 2017 tax legislation (P.L. 115-97) - the most significant tax reform law in over three decades. PioneerLegal invites you to join us at the Omni Parker House as we host a panel of national experts to discuss the implications of the new law. Presenters will share their insights on what to expect for individuals and businesses, as well as the legislation's impact on the national economy and federal budget. Please join us on April 24th in Boston for a breakfast featuring a panel discussion by national tax policy experts Bob Stack and Jeff Kummer from Deloitte Tax LLP, Washington, D.C., and Julie Hogan Rodgers and Matthew Schnall, tax partners from […]

Lovett C. Peters Lecture: “Seeming Turmoil in a World of Progress” with Steven Pinker (Dec. 4th)

This event is free to Pioneer Institute members. To become joining Pioneer at the Membership level, please click here or contact Lauren Corvese (lcorvese@pioneerinstitute.org) or 617-723-2277 ext. 202. Terror, catastrophe, disease, war, and natural disaster—we all see these headlines daily. So often, one comes away feeling that the world is in crisis. There are, of course, crises and calamities that deserve our attention; but they should not blind us to the abundant empirical evidence of global progress. As a foremost public intellectual will demonstrate, the data in 2018 are clear: across most every measure and all parts of the world, people are living longer, healthier, happier, and more prosperous lives. To what should we attribute these tangible improvements in the […]

2019 Better Government Competition Awards Gala (Sept. 16th)

Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA

Join Pioneer at an awards gala recognizing the winner & finalists of the 2019 Better Government Competition, which sought to transform our transportation system into a driver of prosperity.


Join Us Nov. 21st: “U.S. Supreme Court Case – Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue”

Please join Pioneer Institute, the Institute for Justice, and Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance for a discussion about the potentially landmark school choice and religious liberty case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The event will feature the lead plaintiff, Montana mom, Kendra Espinoza, and her lawyer from the Institute for Justice, Erica Smith. This important SCOTUS case could have wide implications for private school choice and K-12 education policy across America. REGISTER HERE When Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST Add to Calendar Where The JFK School of Government Harvard University Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor 15 Eliot Street Cambridge, MA 02138


Rebuilding Our Institutions: Resisting Illiberalism & Unifying Americans

Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA

Join us Wednesday, September 29th at 6:00 PM for Pioneer Institute's 2021 Lovett C. Peters Lecture and Annual Dinner, Rebuilding Our Institutions: Resisting Illiberalism & Unifying Americans, with Author & Journalist Bari Weiss


Webinar “Civics 2.0: Educating for Self-Government” (1/26)


U.S. history and civic education are the wellsprings of our democratic republic and way of life. As national debates rage about how to teach history in schools, Pioneer Institute invites you to join us for a balanced discussion on how history and civics can best be taught to provide American schoolchildren the basic civic background knowledge for informed citizenship.


Interview with Lawrence Summers by Ed Glaeser


Pioneer Institute invites you to join us Wednesday, August 24th, at 2:00 PM for a discussion on the economic and political dangers of high inflation and what can be done to rein in surging prices with Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Ed Glaeser, urban economist and Harvard professor.