Conversation 2018 - SOLD OUT

Conversation 2018 - SOLD OUT

  • 11 Jul 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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Conversation 2018

A provocative conversation with Bret Stephens and John Kasich

Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist and NBC political analyst, will kick off Conversation 2018 with comments about current affairs, politics, and the US state of mind.

Joining him on stage will be John Kasich. What’s next for Governor Kasich and what will he share with Stephens?

Bret StephensBret Stephens is an Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times as well as a political analyst for NBC. Prior to this, Mr. Stephens served as Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post and as a Foreign-Affairs Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, leading him to places like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza, where he interviewed dozens of world leaders. Stephens served eight years as the WSJ’s deputy Editorial-Page Editor, responsible for the newspaper’s global opinion section, as well as a member of the editorial board. In 2013, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

He is also the author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, published in 2014, hailed by former Secretary of State George Shultz as “wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded, and sensible foreign policy.”

John KasichJohn Kasich has served as the Governor of the State of Ohio since 2010 and will be term-limited in 2018. Governor Kasich ran for President in 2000 and 2016 and is a nine-term Congressman. He served on the House Armed Services Committee for 18 years and was chairman of the House Budget Committee for 6 years, when he was a key figure in the passage of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

A four-time author, his most recent book, Two Paths: America Divided or United, is a New York Times best-seller.

Conversation 2018 is the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s annual fundraiser event which enables the organization to continue to provide world class programming at its weekly forums, public television, and internet broadcasts.

Conversation 2018 is supported by the Columbus Metropolitan Club Legacy in Civic Engagement Founders and Leaders Fund at the Columbus Foundation which recognizes the service and leadership of its founders and board members.

Sponsored by: Hollywood Casino, Columbus Partnership, Ulmer Berne, and Puffin Foundation West 

With support from: Dispatch Media Group and Hilton Columbus Downtown

Tickets, Tables, and Sponsorships

Other sponsorships available. Call 614.464.3220 x1 for more details.

  Sponsors Tables Individual Tickets
  $1,500 Member: $750
Public: $1,000
Member: $50
Member’s Guest: $65
Public: $75
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Regular Entree:
Filet medallion and grilled shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes, grilled carrots, and lemon beurre blanc. Served with a garden salad.

Vegetarian Entree: Fennel and onion frittata. Served with a garden salad.

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