Tue, Feb 07|
3 West Club
SPEAKER: JOHN ROY PRICE | ENTERTAINER: SEAN HARKNESS
The Last Liberal Republican: An Insider’s Perspective on Nixon’s Surprising Social Policy
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
SPEAKER: JOHN ROY PRICE
John Roy Price is a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Law graduate, with impeccable moderate Republican credentials as an assistant on Governor Rockefeller’s campaigns. Price joined Daniel Patrick Moynihan and John Ehrlichman, as Special Assistant to President Nixon in the White House to develop robust domestic policies on welfare, hunger and health care. Price offers rich detail as to Nixon’s adroit political skills in navigating a precarious balance between a Democratic Congress and an increasingly conservative tide running in Republican politics, hostile to Nixon’s imaginative strengthening of the social safety net with guaranteed family income, food stamps programs, children’s nutrition programs in schools, and, amazingly, a vigorous pursuit of national health insurance decades before its adoption. Price left the White House in 1971 for a career in banking, culminating in his being President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, and he is now retired.
ENTERTAINER: SEAN HARKNESS
International guitar artist Sean Harkness is in high demand as a performer/composer on solo guitar, and accompanies an astonishing array of world class vocalists, musicians, and ensembles. Sean’s multiple awards include the coveted MAC, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld.com awards. Harkness represents Walden guitars and DR Strings, and has eight commercial releases as an artist, many on Windham Hill Records [BMG/RCA/Sony]. Sean has an active international touring schedule – most recently including Africa, the Caribbean, and Japan – of concerts, clubs, festivals, corporate events, and intimate private home salons or fundraisers. A musician’s musician of exceptional versatility, Sean is often requested to teach Guitar Master Classes and music workshops. www.seanharkness.com.