Paul Kengor to Address PLC on Reagan Conservatism

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Dr. Paul Kengor to speak at
2014 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Grove City College professor Paul Kengor, internationally known expert on Ronald Reagan and the Reagan Presidency will speak to the 2014 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on The 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, which is the topic of his new book. Following Dr. Kengor’s remarks Michael Reagan, son of President Reagan, will be the featured speaker at the conference’s concluding luncheon.

The 25th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be held April 4-5, 2014 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. Complete information on the conference including agenda, speaker information and registration is available at [L][EL].

The premiere gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference this year will include featured dinner speaker Jonah Goldberg of National Review/Fox News, luncheon speaker Michael Reagan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and Congressman Mike Kelly, Dr. Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, Sally C. Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute, Kenneth Blackwell of the Family Research Council, John Gizzi of Newsmax, and Matthew Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation. Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.

This year’s conference will also feature four interactive panel presentations including: Obamacare: No Magic Beans moderated by Anna McCauslin of Americans for Prosperity/PA; How Free Market Capitalism Raises All Boats with moderator Tom Smith, 2012 GOP U.S. Senate Nominee; Kumbaya: Working Together with moderator Kevin Shivers of the PA Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business: and Emerging Constituencies moderated by Evan Feinberg of Generation Opportunity.

Workshops at the 2014 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will include Organizing for Victory presented by American Majority; AIM: Arms, Infringement and Militia sponsored by the Constitutional Organization of Liberty; Women’s Leadership Training by the Leadership Institute; and What Kind of Watchdog Are You? Tools for the Citizen Journalist, Video Journalism, and Social Media Strategies presented by the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.
Registration for the 2014 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at [L][EL].

Dr. Paul Kengor a professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of the college’s Center for Vision & Values. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Kengor’s articles have appeared everywhere from the popular press to scholarly journals, and across the ideological spectrum—USA Today, New York Times, National Review, Wall Street Journal, American Spectator,,, Christianity Today, National Catholic Register, Jewish World Review, International Herald Tribune, Political Science Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly, to name a few. He has been quoted in publications ranging from the Washington Post to Pravda. He provides frequent commentary on radio and television: MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, "The O’Reilly Factor," "Fox & Friends," the BBC, NPR, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill Bennett, Michael Medved. He does a weekly commentary for EWTN radio and Ave Maria Radio Network.

Professor Kengor is an internationally recognized authority on Ronald Reagan. His best sellers God and Ronald Reagan and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan & the Fall of Communism revealed the Reagan that so many never knew. They have been translated into multiple languages, especially in former communist countries, and are the basis for a major upcoming Hollywood "bio-pic" titled, Reagan: The Movie. Kengor is also the biographer of Reagan friend and confidante Bill Clark. He published (with co-author Patricia Clark Doerner) The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand, the long-awaited biography of Reagan’s most influential foreign-policy adviser. He is currently completing an edited volume on the Reagan presidency for Harvard University Press.

Dr. Kengor spent many summers researching Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Library, at Reagan’s hometown, in Soviet archives, and much more. He has spoken on Reagan at the Reagan Library, the Reagan Ranch Center, the National Presbyterian Church, the National Press Club, the Heritage Foundation, CPAC, Young America’s Foundation, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Leadership Institute, American Enterprise Institute, University of Virginia, Eureka College, Franciscan University, the College of William & Mary, and numerous other venues.

Kengor is nationally known for his work on the American presidency. He served on the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly, the flagship academic publication on the presidency. He is one of the select groups of presidential scholars to participate in C-SPAN’s highly regarded ranking of American presidents.

Kengor received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service. He holds an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Kengor lives in Grove City, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their seven children.