George F. Will to Deliver Pioneer Institute’s 2019 Lovett C. Peters Lecture

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Pioneer to also host discussion on landmark school choice and religious liberty case pending before U.S. Supreme Court

BOSTON – Pioneer Institute will honor Washington Post columnist and New York Times bestselling author George F. Will as the 2019 Lovett C. Peters Lecturer in Public Policy at its annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency Boston this evening.

“For decades, George Will has been one of America’s great civic educators,” said Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios. “Mr. Will defined Sunday morning conversations about politics on This Week. Today, at a time of troubling political and cultural polarization, Mr. Will continues to have the largest readership of any columnist, and to educate millions of Americans in productive, fact-based debate and a healthy patriotism.”

Will’s column appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers across the U.S. and in Europe. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His most recent book is The Conservative Sensibility, and his 14 previous books include One Man’s America, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, and Statecraft as Soulcraft.

Among those attending the event will be Kendra Espinoza, lead plaintiff in the school choice and religious liberty case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, and her lawyer, Erica Smith, who is from the Institute for Justice.

That case will be the subject of a discussion featuring Espinoza and Smith tomorrow from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Allison Dining Room on the fifth floor of the Taubman Building at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. To attend, register here.

The annual Lovett C. Peters Lecture, named for Pioneer Institute’s founder and long-time chairman Lovett C. “Pete” Peters, is one of Pioneer’s most memorable events, and recognizes individuals of vision whose ideas are transforming our world. Past Peters Lecture speakers include Sal Khan, Peter Diamandis, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, Niall Ferguson, Eva Moskowitz, and Deepak Srivastava. The event is open to Pioneer Members.

The Lovett C. Peters Lecture is open to Pioneer Members.  To learn more about how to become a member of Pioneer Institute, visit our membership page.

About Pioneer

Pioneer Institute is an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization that seeks to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts through civic discourse and intellectually rigorous, data-driven public policy solutions based on free market principles, individual liberty and responsibility, and the ideal of effective, limited and accountable government.