The 2018 Young America's Foundation
As low as $3,999
From / To:
Prague to Budapest
August 13 to
August 22, 2018
S.S. River Beatrice
As low as $3,999
From / To:
Prague to Budapest
August 13 to
August 22, 2018
S.S. River Beatrice
For years, Young America’s Foundation supporters have been asking us to plan a river cruise in Europe. Finally, we are ready to announce such a special voyage. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are and join us on a river cruise through the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Hungary from August 13 to 22, 2018.
On this adventure, you’ll experience exquisitely preserved Prague, imperial Vienna, and dynamic Budapest. All the delights of the glorious Danube and historic Prague are yours to savor on this exciting cruise. Begin your adventure in Prague, then let the river enchant you as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest. You’ll have a plethora of options on this itinerary, so you can tailor your journey to match your interests. The choices are yours, and all of them are sure to delight.
The idyllic scenery along the Wachau Valley and past charming Bavarian villages will only be accentuated by our stellar line-up of interesting and engaging conservative speakers. To enrich our minds, we’ll also explore the tenets of Austrian economics while seeing some important Friedrich Hayek sites.
This is a great opportunity to feast your eyes, stretch your mind, and uplift your soul, not to mention support Young America’s Foundation in our mission to ensure that increasing numbers of young Americans are inspired by conservative principles.
You will be most at home among our travelers, and we hope you’ll join us on this special trip!
Ron Robinson | President, Young America's Foundation
The Heritage Foundation
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus
Edwin Meese is a prominent leader, thinker, and elder statesman in the Conservative Movement and America. He served as Governor Reagan's executive assistant and chief of staff in California from 1969 through 1974. He then served as the 75th U.S. attorney general and later held the position of counsellor to the President-the senior position on the White House staff-where he functioned as Reagan's chief policy advisor. As attorney general and counsellor, Meese was a member of Reagan's Cabinet and the National Security Council. Today, he is the Ronald Reagan distinguished fellow emeritus at the Heritage Foundation. He also serves as the co-chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.
Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson has served as Young America's Foundation's president for more than three decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America's "Foundation-run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson, is now the nation's largest advocacy group devoted to student politics." Time referred to Robinson as one of the "seasoned generals of the right" who is leading the "diverse and well funded" generation of conservatives who are "winning battles on campus." He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Canisius College and a juris doctor degree at The Catholic University of America. Mr. Robinson served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom (1977-79), president of the United States Youth Council (1983-85), and president of the International Youth Year Commission (1983-84). He was an advisor to the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration. He is also co-author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Mr. Robinson served as a trustee of the Philadelphia Society, is currently a trustee of The Phillips Foundation, a director of Citizens United and the Citizens United Foundation, a director of the American Conservative Union, and he is the vice-president of the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund. He also serves on the boards of the Strong Charitable Trust and the D.J. Findley Family Foundation.
Financial Services Roundtable
Eric Hoplin is executive director at the Financial Services Roundtable. He has more than a decade of experience leading teams to advance public policy and helping organizations succeed by leveraging his expertise in management consulting, strategic communication, change management, and public policy. Previously, he was a lead associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, a Fortune 500 management consulting firm. Prior to that, he served in a variety of public policy and political leadership roles, including as deputy chairman of the Minnesota GOP. He volunteers his time as a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and as a board member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, where he provides strategic advice and guidance to both organizations.
The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Founder & President
In January 1993, Michelle Easton finished 12 years of service in the Administrations of Presidents Reagan and Bush. She received presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, where she served for seven of the 12 years. In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Ms. Easton to the Virginia State Board of Education, whose members later elected her President of the Board. She led the Board to create nationally acclaimed academic standards, tests, and a rigorous new system of accountability for both students and schools. Prior to her government service, she worked five years for Young Americans for Freedom and two years for National Right to Work, putting herself through law school at night to graduate from American University's Washington School of Law in 1980. She received her BA from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington DC in 1973. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, founded by Michelle Easton 20 years ago, is putting forward conservative role models who promote traditional family values and reach out to women all over the nation to prepare them for effective conservative leadership.
Todd Buchholz is an economist, critically acclaimed author, and alumnus of YAF's programs. The Associated Press said Buchholz lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit. The previous White House senior economic advisor, Tiger hedge fund managing director, and bestselling author gives lively and informative speeches on financial markets, entrepreneurship, and business. He is perhaps best known for his books, Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office and New Ideas from Dead CEOs.
Charles Kline Professor of History and Management
Dr. Burt Folsom is the Charles Kline Professor of History and Management at Hillsdale College in Michigan and the historian-in-residence at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also the longest serving faculty member on Young America's Foundation's roster of speakers, addressing nearly every National Conservative Student Conference since its inception in 1979. He has taught U.S. history at the University of Nebraska, the University of Pittsburgh, Murray State University, and Northwood University. He is also the author of several books, including The Myth of the Robber Barons and New Deal or Raw Deal? How FDR's Economic Legacy has Damaged America.
Director of the Free Market Forum
Anita Folsom is the director of the Free Market Forum at Hillsdale College. Anita has taught American history at Hillsdale College and also in the University of Kentucky community college system. She has served in various policy-related positions, including as county chair of the Reagan/Mitch McConnell efforts in 1984, and set up the Western field office for Senator McConnell. Along with her husband, Anita co-wrote FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America in 2011 and currently writes for their blog at www.BurtFolsom.com
Experience exquisitely preserved Prague, imperial Vienna, and dynamic Budapest. All the delights of the glorious Danube and historic Prague are yours to savor on this exciting cruise. Begin your adventure in Prague, then let the river enchant you as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest.View Itinerary
The idyllic scenery along the Wachau Valley and past charming Bavarian villages will only be accentuated by our stellar line-up of interesting and engaging conservative speakers. To enrich our minds, we’ll also explore the tenets of Austrian economics while seeing some important Friedrich Hayek sites. This journey will offer you the best of everything, including:
Explore the outlook for the conservative movement and learn what Young America's Foundation is doing to help. During sessions, receptions and dinners, you’ll have a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with renowned conservative leaders.
Enjoy stimulating conversation with like-minded conservatives and freedom lovers. Share in the spirit of adventure, the passion for learning, and the joy of new friendships.
The wonders of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest await right outside your window, and the unforgettable attractions ashore may be the only things to convince you to leave the all-encompassing comfort and luxury of your stateroom or suite aboard the world's best river cruise line!
Feast your eyes and uplift your soul while visiting these splendid destinations. Lovers of art, music, architecture, and exquisite food and wine are sure to experience the best that Europe has to offer on this adventure.
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