Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, our 2020 conference has been put on hold. We are still accepting registrations, and a new date will be announced as soon as possible. Our sincerest apologies to all those who have already made arrangements, but we feel that this decision has been made with the best interests of our speakers, attendees, and the general public in mind. Thank you, and stay safe.
On Saturday, April 18th, 2020, we will be hosting a one-day conference to launch the Center for Political Innovation (CPI). The purpose of the organization will be to function as a think-tank, focused on developing actuated domestic and foreign policy in the United States of America. Utilizing proven methodology involving socialist ideological principles and fact-based empirical research to illuminate the best course of action for the political climate and challenges of the 21st Century. Our objective is to establish the foundations of a new and dynamic American Socialism, for the benefit of people both at home and abroad.
This conference will include a number of speakers and presentations provided by some of the brightest individuals involved in various aspects of political theory and public policy. We sincerely hope that this event will be an illuminating experience, bringing communities and people together for the purpose of building a better, brighter future. We hope you will come and join us for this outstanding occasion.
Registration will be available online until the day of the conference. Registration will also be available at the front door, beginning at 11:00 am on April 18th 2020 at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, New Jersey. Coffee will be provided as a courtesy. Standard suggested donation is $25, with a solidarity donation of $50 for those who would like to contribute more. All donations will be collected at the door. However, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
Wilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics, American Government, and Public Policy. For 11 years he was a Lecturer/Teaching Associate in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Currently, Dr. Leon is a nationally broadcast radio talk show host on SiriusXM Satellite radio channel 126, nationally syndicated columnist, and regular political commentator on national and international news programs.
Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom.
Caleb Maupin is a widely acclaimed speaker, writer, journalist, and political analyst. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and in Latin America. He was involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement from its early planning stages, and has been involved many struggles for social justice. He is an outspoken advocate of international friendship and cooperation, as well as 21st Century Socialism. He doesn’t shy away from the word “Communism” when explaining his political views, and advocates that the USA move toward some form of “socialism with American characteristics” rooted in the democratic and egalitarian traditions often found in American history. He argues that the present crisis can only be abetted with an “American Rebirth” in which the radicalism and community-centered values of the country are re-established and strengthened.
Randi Nord is a political analyst from Pontiac, Michigan and the founder of Geopolitics Alert Independent World News.
More to be announced soon…