Speakers

Vice President Dick Cheney

Vice President Dick Cheney addressed the members of the Conservative Opportunity Society concerning world events and the Trump Administration.

Lila Rose

Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, was our guest speaker on the topic “The War Against the Unborn.”

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, the 50th Speaker of the House, was our guest speaker on the topic “Principles of Trumpism.”

Paul Clement

Paul Clement, 43rd United States Solicitor General and law professor, was our guest speaker on the topic the Supreme Court in 2017

General Jerry Boykin

General Jerry Boykin, one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force and current Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council, spoke on restoring readiness in our military.

Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz presented why filling Scalia’s seat with an originalist, while vitally important, is not enough to restore the constitutional balance of power both in the short run and long run.

Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald spoke at COS regarding her work on the “Ferguson effect” and its impact on policing.

John Lott

John Lott, an economist and a world recognized expert on guns and crime, discussed the topic: “Mass Shootings and the Problems with Background Checks.”

Gary Berntsen

Gary Berntsen, a retired 23-year Veteran of CIA's Clandestine Service, came to discuss the topic: “National Security Under a Lawless Administration.”

Chris Farrell

Christopher Farrell, on the Board of Directors for Judicial Watch with extensive experience in military intelligence , came to to discuss the topic: “The Terrorism Threat and Border Security.”

Dr. Matthew Spalding

Dr. Matthew Spalding, Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs for Hillsdale College, came to discuss the topic: How to Unify Our Divided Party: Learning From Our Party’s Past.

General Petraeus

General David Petraeus spoke at the Conservative Opportunity Society's weekly breakfast about what we should have learned from 9/11 and the Arab Spring.

Tim Carney

Tim Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, discussed crony capitalism with members of the Conservative Opportunity Society.

Professor John Yoo

Under President George W. Bush, John Yoo worked as his deputy assistant attorney general and was at the Conservative Opportunity Society to speak about the current administration's executive overreach.

Ambassador Ron Dermer

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer spoke at the Conservative Opportunity Society's weekly breakfast on the Iran nuclear deal and its implications on both Israel's and the U.S.'s national security interests.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, spoke at the Conservative Opportunity Society's weekly breakfast regarding the growing ISIS threat to American interests at home and abroad.

Bill Kristol

The founder and editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, spoke at the Conservative Opportunity Society's weekly breakfast to share his thoughts on his one-on-one talk with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the GOP Presidential field of candidates.